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Author Topic: If Bitcoins crash or go away, what do you plan to do with your mining rig?  (Read 3073 times)
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June 09, 2011, 04:55:34 AM
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let's say bitcoins is no longer alive or viable or whatever, what are you going to do with your shiny new setup?

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June 09, 2011, 04:56:40 AM
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let's say bitcoins is no longer alive or viable or whatever, what are you going to do with your shiny new setup?

Throw it out my window. Obviously.

Or probably just sell it?
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June 09, 2011, 05:03:47 AM
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As my wife keeps pointing out:

"You, and everybody else!"

In other words, if Bitcoin really crashed (and nothing equivalent rose from the ashes to take its place), there would be a TON of used systems and ATI graphics cards on eBay, craigslist, etc.
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June 09, 2011, 05:04:02 AM
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Grow weed in it!! Duhh!

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June 09, 2011, 05:07:10 AM
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Upgrade the processors in all my rigs, buy more RAM, and get them cases.

Then run LinuxPMI on them for a bitchin SSI cluster for hash cracking, 3D rendering, video processing, etc
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June 09, 2011, 05:11:03 AM
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Play Battlefield 3

Hell, I'll play BF3 even if Bitcoin DON'T go away  Grin

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June 09, 2011, 05:19:00 AM
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Depends on what my future rig is.

1. I could replace my desktop with it.
2. Use it for my gaming machine ans still keep my desktop.
3. Sell it.
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June 09, 2011, 05:20:28 AM
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see if I can finally play crysis on high settings
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June 09, 2011, 05:23:05 AM
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Put tape over all the fan exhausts and use it as an easy-bake oven.
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June 09, 2011, 05:38:35 PM
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I like everyone else will either attempt to sell some higher end gaming rigs local.  Like has been said...the market will be flooded.  I am hoping that since this is such a powerful cluster (the bitcoin network) that there will be a way to profit from keeping it running without Bitcoin (ie. leasing time to institutions for computation)...like I said I am "hoping"...I have no idea if it would be possible/practical/profitable.
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June 09, 2011, 05:45:43 PM
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if the value crashes i'll keep mining.  if the bitcoin is magically obliterated i'll just switch to BOINC.
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June 09, 2011, 06:23:09 PM
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Get back to gaming! Haven't gamed in more than a month  Sad

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June 09, 2011, 06:24:55 PM
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i was considering putting my 20 5870 and 5 mobo and psu's into a work of art for bitcoin that was lol! might as well seeing as the market would get flooded with gpu's

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June 09, 2011, 06:31:26 PM
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SELL SELL SELL
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June 09, 2011, 06:31:38 PM
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Play Starcraft 2. some more.

Oh wait, I'm doing that anyway haha. I'll probably join the flood of ebay sellers with any extra equipment I have.
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June 09, 2011, 06:49:51 PM
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I'll add another graphics card cheap.

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June 09, 2011, 07:01:52 PM
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Get back to gaming! Haven't gamed in more than a month  Sad

Hear hear! I haven't done any gaming and it's ridiculous. Life can't be all about collecting shiny little piece of gold can it? Gotta enjoy yourself too
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June 09, 2011, 07:12:29 PM
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I'd also get back to gaming. I built my rig to be versatile, just in case it ever happens.
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June 09, 2011, 07:23:22 PM
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Donate it to my local school, and write off the full value on my tax return. Those lucky students get to enjoy typing up school reports on quad-core, tri-crossfired 6970 $2000 gaming rig.

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June 09, 2011, 07:26:44 PM
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Work up a business model like a distributed gaming company like onlive.com.  No need to connect to a Chicago datacenter to rent some virtual game time.  You can just borrow some time on one of hundreds of old Bitcoin mining rigs across town at Vladimir's House and play your virtual games without the latency.  Grin

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