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Best Budget Chia Farming Rig

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Of course, there are a lot of other budget Chia farming rig options if you have your heart set on farming on a low-power platform. The Raspberry Pi costs less (eBay Raspberry Pi4), but requires assembly and really doesn’t have much power to farm at scale. For a processor it uses a Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC (up to 1.5GHz), it can have 4GB of RAM (or up to 8GB) and has four USB ports. It is one-sixth (though kits cost more) the price of the Nano but doesn’t come with storage (users can add it via microSD card or through the USB ports). The Raspberry Pi also definitely cannot plot Chia with any reasonable efficiency.

Intel NUCs can be another option, but they have different issues. Primary amongst them is they’re often more expensive than the Nano and have less expandability. On the lower end of the cost spectrum, the NUCs are either a kit like just a board, are missing storage, or feature HDDs. In fact, to match the specs of the Lenovo Nano you would be up around the $300 price range for a refurbished NUC and you still wouldn’t have the ports, USB, or dual network.


We have Ubuntu 20.10 installed on the M90n-1. If you are new to installing Chia Blockchain, there is a handy how-to guide that can be found here. The guide tells you what you need in terms of minimum specs for your system, and goes through over six different types of systems. As said, we are using Ubuntu here we used the CLI tool and followed the step-by-step instructions listed on the Chia INSTALL page. The whole process was fairly easy and was completed in less than 10 minutes.

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Farming Chia Raspberry Pi How-To | StorageReview

  • Farming Chia Raspberry Pi How-To | StorageReview

    Chia farming is a less intensive task when trying to get in on the latest crypto craze. While Chia plotting requires an SSD for optimal performance, farming on the other hand thrives on hard drives and can run on just about anything. Of course, the Raspberry Pi is the homelabber’s delight, a little unit that is as flexible as it is affordable. So, on the surface, it seems a great candidate to connect to a few USB hard drives for low-impact Chia farming duty. Let’s take a look at how to set up Chia farming on Raspberry Pi 4.


    And that is it. The Raspberry Pi may not have enough oompf to plot Chia, as it is not more than a board with a tiny bit of compute and memory. However, it can be set up to farm or harvest Chia once a user gets going. Following the above should have you ready to go within a few minutes, minus the network sync that can take a while. If you want to step up the budget a little bit, the Lenovo Nano will let you plot and farm for under $400. If you happen to have a Pi on hand though, it should handle the Chia farming task just fine.

How to Use Raspberry Pi to Farm Chia Coin

  • How to Use Raspberry Pi to Farm Chia Coin

    After you’ve gone through the process of building Chia Coin plots on a PC (see how to farm Chia Coin), there’s no need to waste the electricity and tie up expensive computer hardware keeping those plots connected to the Internet. Instead, it’s best to take an external drive or drive(s) with the plots on them and hook them up to a Raspberry Pi where they can stay online, without gulping down too much juice.

    In this tutorial, we will create a custom Raspberry Pi Chia farming device powered by the latest Ubuntu 64-bit release for the Raspberry Pi. The unit is designed to be hidden away, farming Chia Coin silently while we go about our lives. As such we chose to house the Raspberry Pi 4 inside of a passively cooled case. Our choice this time was the Akasa Gem Pro which has great cooling for the SoC, PMIC and PCIe chip and a rather tasteful, if unusual design.

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