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March 26, 2013, 06:58:09 AM
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Actually he has a point. Computers/electronic are a source of positive ions which are unhealthy, it's good to have salt lamps.
Positive ions are unhealthy? Wtf? Please link a medical journal or something that can backup what you're saying, cuz I think it's horse shit.

The air is being altered by the fumes that the thermal paste, pcb, capacitors, ect. emit when running at those high temps.

I'm surprised that you do not smell it.
Are we talking about positive ions, or toxic fumes? You guys seem like you're contradicting each other. And I'll ask you the same thing: please post a medical journal or some other legitimate source that proves that computer hardware or electronic equipment at high temps can release toxic fumes.

And no, I don't smell anything.

Clarification: apparently salt lamps don't work. I used to use air purifiers while mining and thought salt lamps were superior but just now decided too look into it more and more. OTOH air purifiers are a completely different thing and advisable to use if one sleeps in the same room with mining rigs working.

http://aaqr.org/VOL11_No2_April2011/9_AAQR-10-06-OA-0048_179-186.pdf

So according to you, salt lamps are a scam, and air ionizers (which are different than air purifiers with a filter) are what you really want, cuz they can "control ultrafine aerosol pollutants in cleanrooms... at a height of 60 cm (2 feet) from the floor."
Bold and parenthesis added by me.

I don't know about you, but I don't live in a clean room, and I usually breathe with my head more than 2ft above the ground, and this is the first I've heard of GPUs giving off "aerosol pollutants".

Crazyates, what they are referring to are VOC - volatile organic compounds.   They are the major component of indoor pollution.  The CA Air Resource Board even made laws a few years back restricting VOCs so now even wood cabinets can't be made in CA lol.  A quick google search of computer VOCs shows this: http://beesl.syr.edu/pdf/Officeenvironment-abstract.pdf

There is a definite smell when using electronics.  They are not inert systems and they do decay and give off toxic chemicals.  One miner not a big deal - a mining farm probably is.

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March 28, 2013, 11:36:28 AM
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There are no dangerous gases coming off your PC.  Cheesy

E.U. even took the lead out of the solder to protect the people recycling components!

The smell from new electronics is flux and it burns off pretty fast and is harmless.

The biggest danger from running PC's 24x7 is dust build up which I've seen set on fire!

So keep the CPU, GPU and PSU heatsinks clean.

Pulling the dust out of the air is probably beneficial for health especially if you have asthma.

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March 29, 2013, 11:09:05 PM
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Personally I have a bitcoin mining rig in the same big closet which I ferment beer in. The temperature helps ferment my homemade beer better during winter Smiley. Anyone wants a glass of bitcoin beer Wink ?
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March 29, 2013, 11:16:33 PM
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Personally I have a bitcoin mining rig in the same big closet which I ferment beer in. The temperature helps ferment my homemade beer better during winter Smiley. Anyone wants a glass of bitcoin beer Wink ?
I think you could probably sell that bitcoin beer for quite some profit.  Tongue

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March 29, 2013, 11:41:02 PM
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Personally I have a bitcoin mining rig in the same big closet which I ferment beer in. The temperature helps ferment my homemade beer better during winter Smiley. Anyone wants a glass of bitcoin beer Wink ?
I would buy if you managed to make it arrive to Portugal!!
But I think it wouldn't pass the local customs here.
Even so, start doing business and sell some BitBottles!! Why not?! Cheesy
Here's a brand for you: BitBeer!! :p

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March 30, 2013, 01:31:02 AM
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Personally I have a bitcoin mining rig in the same big closet which I ferment beer in. The temperature helps ferment my homemade beer better during winter Smiley. Anyone wants a glass of bitcoin beer Wink ?
I would buy if you managed to make it arrive to Portugal!!
But I think it wouldn't pass the local customs here.
Even so, start doing business and sell some BitBottles!! Why not?! Cheesy
Here's a brand for you: BitBeer!! :p

At the price of BTC, that's the only currency i'd accept Cheesy
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March 30, 2013, 10:43:59 PM
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Personally I have a bitcoin mining rig in the same big closet which I ferment beer in. The temperature helps ferment my homemade beer better during winter Smiley. Anyone wants a glass of bitcoin beer Wink ?
I would buy if you managed to make it arrive to Portugal!!
But I think it wouldn't pass the local customs here.
Even so, start doing business and sell some BitBottles!! Why not?! Cheesy
Here's a brand for you: BitBeer!! :p

At the price of BTC, that's the only currency i'd accept Cheesy

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Trying not to be too much off topic, how much would you ask me to get a pair of bottles in my country?
I'd suggest 0.15BTC, just to have a taste of that delicacy!
That way me and my friend would be using bitcoins to cool ourself down! Cheesy

BTW, anybody here have any experience in electronics and T.I. MSP430 Launchpad?? I wanted do use MSP430 and a thermistor I have lying around to create and measure temperature in a controlled environment so I could test some cooling concepts.
I'd prefer the MSP430 since I already have one. I just don't have a clue how to connect the thermistor and program it.

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April 01, 2013, 10:29:23 AM
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If your GPUs are running at temperatures that cause the cards to release any kind of smell they're not long for this world  Tongue

In the case of a GPU the air comes into contact with the aluminum and copper heatsink as well as the circuit board to a lesser extent. If breathing air blown over circuit boards was unhealthy datacenters would be deadly to humans  Shocked

Have you ever been to a datacenter? They usually (at least in European ones I saw) have strict rules regarding air conditioning to ensure there is proper humidity and fresh air that doesn't affect hardware longevity.
As for the above I'll addess it soon.

Fully meant to maximize the life time of the hardware, and to maximize reliablity. No other reason those strict rules exist.
Many smaller DCs infact have *no* outside "fresh" air circulation, mostly the same air keeps on moving around. Infact, some shun away because of the heavy requirement on filtration of the incoming air due to dust and other pollutants. You want to keep your servers very clean Smiley

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April 16, 2013, 03:31:37 PM
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My wife dries all the washed clothes with my miner Smiley

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