Be the 1% in your pool. At www.xmrpool.net I am happy to be 1% of the collective. Some miners are in “solo” mode which means they receive all of the block rewards (minus pool fees) if their mining effort is the one that solved the new block. Current reward is about 8 XMR coins and are usually distributed about every 2 – 3 minutes.
My efforts are from different consoles but I decided to put AMD graphics cards instead of NVIDIA. Recently I checked the software drivers and realized that they were not up to date. Keeping them at the latest release is important in making sure that your equipment is running at optimal levels.