How to mine Ethereum on a gaming PC

How to mine Ethereum on a gaming PC

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that's currently the Bitcoin's main competitor. The foremost reason why Ethereum is considered to be a better solution than Bitcoin is that there are more than 50% of locked tokens, an aspect which makes it possible for people new to mining stand a chance and get profit without difficulties. Still, there's no guarantee how the Ethereum price will change in the future; it might get as high as Bitcoin's price or it could drop from one day to another. You can find additional info about these two cryptocurrencies and a brief comparison.

One of the best and most efficient ways to mine ETH is by using your GPUs as they are a lot faster than CPUs for mining tasks. The better specifications your video card has, the less time your PC will take to solve puzzles and collect tokens. And since dedicated gamers usually have powerful video cards, they automatically have the best Ethereum mining rigs and are among the best candidates for collecting the most ETH tokens (AMD Radeon RX 470/480 and Radeon RX 570/580 video cards are some of the best GPUs for mining). You can also increase the amount of collected ETH tokens by joining an Ethereum pool.

You will find this article to be of good use if you're new to ETH cryptocurrency mining and you own a gaming computer. Simply complete the following steps and you can start earning Ethereum tokens on your gaming PC.

Before using any ETH mining software or cryptocurrency-related tool, it's best you turn off your firewall and/or antivirus.

Tutorial assets

You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.

Step 1

Download the Geth, Ethminer, and Ethereum Wallet on your PC. Save all of the downloaded content in a single folder. (for instance, to C:\Users\Username\ETH).

Step 2

Rename the downloaded files like so: the Geth download as Geth, Ethminer as Miner, and Ethereum Wallet as Wallet.

Step 3

Hit the Win+R keys and type "cmd". Hit the Enter key. Enter the "cd C:\Users\Username\ETH" command (modify the "Username" and "ETH" - depends on where you have downloaded the aforementioned files). Type "geth account new" and enter a password to encrypt your Ethereum wallet.

Step 4

Head to your wallet folder and open the Ethereum-Wallet.exe file. Ethereum will take a while to sync. Once the process is complete, you will receive an Ethereum address.

Ethereum Address SampleEthereum Address Sample

Step 5

Type "cd C:\Users\Username\ETH\miner" in cmd followed up by the following line depending on your video card brand:

Mining CommandMining Command

Conclusion

Even though there are many other solutions for mining ETH on your gaming PC, the aforementioned method is probably the quickest and easiest one. Would you use your gaming PC or buy a new computer specifically for mining Ethereum? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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