Hello miners! So, In this guide, I am going to show you how you can build your first Single GPU profitable mining rig under budget.

Mining cryptocurrency is one of the best ways to earn them. The popularity of crypto is increasing day by day.

There are lots of cryptocurrencies available in the market which uses proof-of-work. It simply means those coins uses proof-of-work technology to confirm the transactions. And distributes rewards to the miners or mining nodes.

Miners or mining nodes are the one who confirms the transactions and updates the ledger.

The process calls mining cryptocurrency. In returns as the reward miners get the coins, they are mining.

You can start mining using CPU, GPU, or powerful devices as ASIC’s miners.

This post will guide you to build your first profitable 1GPU mining rig using GTX1080 under budget. Using this mining rig you can mine Ethereum/ Ethereum Classic/ Ubiq/ Dubaicoin/ ZCash/ Hush & Monero as well.

This could be a great start if you are a beginner and wanted to start mining with a very low budget.

You can even grow your mining power by adding more GPU cards as you make a profit.

Nvidia GTX 1080 is one of the best cards for mining as well as it is also popular among the gaming community. The graphics card produce the good amount of hash rates. which means the best investment.

Also, Nvidia Graphics cards have good resale value. If crypto-bubble pops. Or if you want to quit mining. You can sell the card for the very good price. or even use for gaming.

So let’s get started. Following are the components we are going to use for our profitable mining rig.

Single GPU Profitable Mining Rig:

1) GTX 1080 GPU Card
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GTX1080 is a very popular GPU card for mining as well as gaming. they produce a good amount of hash rates.

More hash rates = more profit

Also, Nvidia GPU has good resale value than AMD cards. They are more efficient produce more hash rates while consuming low power.

Nvidia GTX 10 series is given the best performance for an Equihash algorithm. The coins you can mine using this card on Equihash is.

  • Zcash (ZEC)
  • Zclassic (ZCL)
  • Zencash (ZEN)
  • BitcoinGold (BTG)

I am mining Zcash. It is the most profitable coin nowadays. You can even mine other coins. Following is the performance you will get for other coins/algorithms.

CoinsAlgorithmsHas hrates
 Ethereum Ethhash 23 MH/s
 Zcash Equihash 550 H/s
 Litecoin Scrypt 1060 kH/s
 Monero Cryptonite 580 H/s
 Dash X11ghost 13.5 MH/s
 Verge Lyra2Re 46500kH/s


The single will produce around 550 H/s mining Equihash. We are using one graphics card for now. You can use as more than one. The motherboard I have listed below will support maximum 3 number of GPU cards.

Also see our Most powerful 13 GPU Zcash mining rig build guide

2) Motherboard

Model : GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard
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The motherboard I am using for this rig will support up to 3 graphics card. Means you can extend your rig for more profits.

For under budget  mining rig this motherboard is a best option.

3) Processor

Intel BX80662G4400 Pentium Processor G4400 3.3 GHz FCLGA1151

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I am using Intel Pentium processor for this mining rig. The processor is not going to take any part in the mining process.

The cheapest Intel Pentium CPU is the best option for this build. So there is no reason to waste money on anything other than the bare minimum.

Intel Pentium G4400 3.3 is best in this case.

4) Memory

Ballistix Sport LT 4GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s

RAM mining cryptocointek

I always recommend using 4GB of RAM for mining rig. The mining speed basically depends upon the GPU we are using. In this case, 4 GB ram works well. The RAM does not affect our mining performance.

You can buy pack of two if you need one for spare.

5) Power Supply Unit

EVGA 600 B1, 80+ BRONZE 600W, 3 Year Warranty

EVG 600W PSU mining cryptocointek

The power supply is extremely important—don’t skip on it!

A good, efficient PSU will keep your electricity costs to a minimum and more than pay for itself over the long run.

I’m a huge fan of EVGA and have built dozens of rigs with their PSUs. I’ve never had one fail on me, and they are some of the most efficient units around.

6) HDD


HDD 320 cryptocointek mining

320 GB HDD is enough. We are just using HDD to hold operating system. and install a couple of software. We don’t need a huge amount of space.

Most of the case I prefer SSD over HDD. But for this mining rig HDD is best option to keep our investment as low as possible.

You can go with SSD by spending few more bucks. Its always a better choice.

7) Riser Adapter

Risers card cryptocointek mininig

Riser Adapters are used to attach the graph card to the motherboard. You are just using one Graphics cars for this rig. so you don’t need this one.

But you can purchase one in case you want to attach more graphics cards to the rig. the motherboard I listed above will supports three graphics cards.

8) Mining Rig case

Open rig case holds our components perfectly. you can purchase it directly. or can build yourself with wooden. using a mining rig frame always the best choice. Do not use cabinet.

That’s it this is all you need to build your Budget mining rig.

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Final Words

I’ll recommend mining Zcash / Equihash algorithm using this mining rig. This mining rig could be a great start as crypto miners.

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