Newbie Lookinig for Resources and Tips

tl;dr; - Looking for advice starting out. Need tutorials for a newb. Also looking for top-notch mine hardware suggestions for Proof of concept to expand an at home set up.

Hey Everyone!

I recently came across VoskCoin’s youtube channel and it lead me to these forums. I have become very interested in crypto the last few weeks as it has been making some noise again. I currently have a solar electric system on my home and I am about to expand it considerably larger than I actually need soley for the 26% federal tax credit… so I’m going to be producing a surplus of power. After watching the youtube about Vosk setting up a solar mine, I figure what a better way to use my extra power than get some mining going?

Anyway, I’m looking for advice on where I can keep up with the best crypto’s to mine and how to build rigs to support those currencies. I’d like to mine Eth, it seems that has been popular this year for miners?

I’m also open to anyone to point me to tutorials on these forums or if you have success stories I’d love to hear the details.

In addition, what hardware do you guys suggest? I am looking to build a extremely powerful proof of concept mining rig for a test. If it shows the ability to be profitable, I will invest in as much as I can run for free based on my power surplus.

If you are considering POC, think again. These two charts show BHD (BTCHD) and BURST. Over the years, their price has gone down, down, and down. I have a huge POC server and learned a few lessons too. You want to read your plot files (Scoops and Nonces) as fast a possible to “FIND” a solution with less than the elapsed block time. The faster you can read files, the more your chance to win. This rules out NAS drives whose speed is limited by the ethernet speed, and should also rule out USB drives for speed reasons. You’ll want the fastest SAS drives and a nice 16/24 bay enclosure powered by an LSI HBA (9305) or similar. But, like I said there’s no money to be made with these “Shitcoins”. But it’s a fun learning experience.

Ah, sorry by POC I meant “proof of concept”. After doing more research, I am looking to mine ETH.