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Guides

Tutorials and videos by the Chia community walking through various topics.

Plotting

Best Consumer M.2 NVMe SSDs for Plotting
Guide to selecting the best high endurance consumer grade M.2 NVMe SSD for plotting. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/best-consumer-m-2-nvme-ssds-for-plotting/
Build a Budget Chia Plotting Rig
Guide to building a low cost computer optimized for plotting Chia. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/budget-plotting-build/
Chia Basics of Plotting ChiaLinks Recommended
Introduction to the basics of plotting and the recommended hardware requirements. (Chia Network)
https://www.chia.net/2021/02/22/plotting-basics.html
Chia Plotting SSD Buying Guide
A guide for choosing the best SSD for plotting based on capacity, interface, endurance, and price. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/chia-blockchain-ssd-buying-guide/
How to recover from a plotter crash
Practical tips on how to clean up your files in case of a crash mid-plotting. (The Chia Farmer)
https://thechiafarmer.com/2021/04/22/how-to-recover-from-a-plotter-crash/
Motherboard buying guide for Chia plotting and farming
A buying guide that helps you select the right motherboard for your plotter, farmer, or hybrid build.
https://techtellectual.com/motherboard-buying-guide-for-chia-plotting-and-farming/
NUC Small Form Factor Chia Plotting Build
A guide on how to put together a small form factor Intel NUC specifically for parallel plotting. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/nuc-small-form-factor-plotting-build/
Optimizing plotters in Windows
A detailed guide on how best to optimize parallel plotting to determine the appropriate resource allocation and staggering. (The Chia Farmer)
https://thechiafarmer.com/2021/04/21/optimizing-plotters-in-windows/
Parallel Plotting Guide
A quick start guide to parallel plotting while using the Chia GUI. (Chia Garden)
https://chia.garden/parallel-plotting-guide/

Farming

Chia Cryptocurrency Farming Guide
A guide to understanding farming requirements and selecting hardware (cases, drives, etc.) based on budget and quantity of disks. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/chia-cryptocurrency-farming-guide/
Chia Hard Drive Buying Guide
Guide to understanding and selecting the best hard drives for storing plots and farming on. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/hard-drive-for-chia-blockchain-farming/
Start Chia
Starting guide and resources for farming Chia.
https://startchia.com/

Videos

Chia plotting and farming step-by-step setup
Step-by-step walkthrough of setting up the Chia software on Ubuntu (Coin Breakthrough)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cahexorpdIk
Complete build for Chia Farming
Video tutorial of an example consumer build for plotting and farming up to 360TB. (Coin Breakthrough)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ6zM1izXQs
How To Farm Chia - Hard Drive Mining Guide
An end-to-end walkthrough of how to install Chia, create a plot, and start farming to earn XCH. (IMineBlocks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4FBCCNYBBg
How to install Chia and Ubuntu Linux for Chia farming
How to install Ubuntu Desktop and the Chia Blockchain software. Also includes USB drive installation instructions using Windows 10.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1uF58HP5Kg