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September 14, 2012, 08:40:26 PM
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Most of my rigs are in a 'shed'.  I have been crunching bugs and collecting dust for over a year.  nice in the winter.

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September 14, 2012, 08:51:47 PM
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one downside is that u have to heat your room then in the winter Cheesy

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September 14, 2012, 08:53:01 PM
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Yes, heres mine.

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September 14, 2012, 11:03:20 PM
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Make sure they don't get too cold. If it's too cold, the fluid/gas in the heatpipes may freeze, and that will cause the chip to overheat due to a lack of cooling. So be careful Smiley
I think you could put running GPUs outside at vostok station and still not freeze the stuff in the heatpipes  Wink
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September 14, 2012, 11:11:14 PM
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Make sure they don't get too cold. If it's too cold, the fluid/gas in the heatpipes may freeze, and that will cause the chip to overheat due to a lack of cooling. So be careful Smiley
I think you could put running GPUs outside at vostok station and still not freeze the stuff in the heatpipes  Wink
Not all of those heatpipes have liquid. some are just air, or even a vacuum.

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September 15, 2012, 12:19:36 AM
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Well it worked!

Average hashrate in last 10 rounds: 2789 Mhash/s

Finally up to full capacity! (Estimated at 2800Mhash/s - 400mhz per 5870)

If I sell them on Ebay one day would it be ok to mention they were run outdoors? Cheesy

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September 15, 2012, 03:43:42 AM
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Well it worked!

Average hashrate in last 10 rounds: 2789 Mhash/s

Finally up to full capacity! (Estimated at 2800Mhash/s - 400mhz per 5870)

If I sell them on Ebay one day would it be ok to mention they were run outdoors? Cheesy
Make sure they're REALLY clean and free of all leaves/bugs. Wink

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September 15, 2012, 05:43:01 AM
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Well it worked!

Average hashrate in last 10 rounds: 2789 Mhash/s

Finally up to full capacity! (Estimated at 2800Mhash/s - 400mhz per 5870)

If I sell them on Ebay one day would it be ok to mention they were run outdoors? Cheesy
Make sure they're REALLY clean and free of all leaves/bugs. Wink

hmm, maybe motherboard LEDs would be a good thing then?  all the dead bugs would be in one big pile

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September 15, 2012, 06:34:16 AM
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Well it worked!

Average hashrate in last 10 rounds: 2789 Mhash/s

Finally up to full capacity! (Estimated at 2800Mhash/s - 400mhz per 5870)

If I sell them on Ebay one day would it be ok to mention they were run outdoors? Cheesy
Make sure they're REALLY clean and free of all leaves/bugs. Wink
hmm, maybe motherboard LEDs would be a good thing then?  all the dead bugs would be in one big pile
Just put one of these inside the box. Hah!

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September 15, 2012, 08:11:18 AM
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In my experience insects are not a problem, havent found a single one in my rig (.. but then again I dont have anything but the motherboard leds lighting it), thats been running outdoors for over 5 months now. Pollen however is a worthy enemy and I was forced to blow dust and vacuum frequently during the spring and summer. My rig wont freeze unless it stops, the 950w thermal load is more than enough to keep it warm.

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September 16, 2012, 03:59:33 PM
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Only problem I can see with this is insects being attracted to the bright LEDs, unless of course your veranda is screened in.

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September 16, 2012, 06:47:12 PM
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Just have a really good chassis that is fully covered to not allow insects in, but of course enough mesh to allow air to go inside.

I have one in my garage mining 24/7 and they stay at 55C - 60C even in 100F temperatures in Texas.  Just keep the fans at 85% and they'll be fine.



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September 18, 2012, 03:03:15 PM
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We are on a tornado watch at the moment but so far so good! As long as the tarp isn't blown over the rig won't be destroyed... Extreme mining. Cheesy

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September 18, 2012, 03:18:28 PM
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Extreme mining.
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