You may have noticed that everyone under the sun is talking about Bitcoin following its meteoric rise to $30,000. But far less people are talking about GPU mining. Maybe because the idea of turning on your computer and having it magically generate an income feels elusive to you. And maybe because GPU mining and cryptocurrency are considered dirty words to PC gamers.
Especially to PC gamers looking to build their own rig in a retail landscape that’s seen the prices of graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia inflate once again to atrocious levels.
But for those of you who already own a gaming PC, you might be surprised how much money you can make mining with it, and just how effortless it is.
Back in 2013 when I first started mining, getting a client up and running was a serious challenge. Basic knowledge of Linux and terminal commands were hard requirements. But now it’s a snap to get up and running on a Windows PC using software called Source…