Shack is a company that is dedicated to helping the average folk enter the world of GPU mining, specifically ZCash, Monero, and Ethereum mining. To do so, it provides everything from hardware to software, and Dd wrt bitcoin miner will cover all of these in this review. Since ethOS is such a fantastic piece of firmware, I have mainly made this an ethOS review.
As mentioned, ethOS is its primary selling point and what I focus on in this review. However, alongside this, it also sells an Open-Air Frame, starter bundles, refurbished GPUs, and some smaller accessories. The mining packages, ethOS, refurbished GPUs, and accessories are all great value for money, and I honestly have nothing bad to say about them. The open-air frame, however, is another matter. All purchases come with a warranty, so you can feel safe that you’re not getting a bad deal.
Furthermore, US residents get free shipping. Video Review No Ethereum mining rig setup would be complete without a demonstration of everything in action. Granted Windows is more generally supported, and Linux is free, but the amount of time and hassle it saves is just unimaginable. If you’ve read my Ethereum Mining Guide, then you’ll find out that while with Windows and Linux I struggled and had a fair few issues, with ethOS life couldn’t be simpler. The guides are easy to follow and from install to having a 6 GPU mining rig up and running took me less than 2 hours!
Granted, you will need some minor technical knowledge, but if you’re reading this, then you probably have enough. On the whole, I have nothing but praise for ethOS! Now don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic piece of gear, it’s just overpriced. 150, then I’d be much likelier to recommend it. So let’s start with what it is. It’s a frame that allows you to assemble a mining rig quickly.
Truth be told, you can assemble the full rig within 30 minutes if you have all the components. Furthermore, if you’re using ethOS, you can be mining in just 60 minutes extra. Unfortunately, as you can see by our first ever rig in the image above, you can easily create something similar with components from any average hardware store. If you did some further research, you could even find very similar elements and still keep costs low. Granted, this will take more time, but for me, it took approximately 4-5 hours to do so.
On mine, I even added fans on the back to help airflow and therefore have the GPU fans run slower and quieter. These are very easy to source and implement, and the excess cabling due to the GPUs is always an issue. Fan mounting places would be great. More height, as depending on your PSU, it can be a bit fiddly mounting a GPU above the PSU when using ribbon risers.
Everything is to the point, no waffle, no oversold pitches, just straight to the point of mining gear. Everything can be found at a click or two away. Should you still have issues, their support is more than likely to solve it! One downside of its website is the blog section. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been updated since early 2015! However, the updates that are present are very helpful tips, tricks, and ideas, so I’d love to see them starting this up again. While it’s Twitter page is a bit more up-to-date, it still leaves a lot to be desired.