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May 30, 2017, 12:54:10 AM
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I understand that ASIC is way more efficient at mining for currency over CPU and GPU, but is it possible to build a custom setup? I mean is the hardware available for people to purchase and build a custom setup?? Im NOT talking about using those stupid USB asic miners..

The reason i ask this is because when i had my Antminer S5 back when i did mining, i kept it in my garage and the sheer amount of heat and noise it made just blew my mind while it mined away....i would have to keep the window in the garage open so the temps in the garage would stay manageable...

My current PC rig i went to watercooling with external 1080mm radiator mounted on the wall under my desk with spacers allowing decent airflow through the radiator and now my PC rig is nearly silent while extreme 4k gaming, because the temps on the radiator barely get to the point of turning on the fans, the fans barely run idle and in most cases just turn off due to the nature of the large radiator having enough passive cooling to maintain target temps setup in the fan controller...

It would be awesome to build a watercooled setup so i can dump the temps somewhere else.. or even go Geo-thermal.. My parents use a geothermal shop fan setup to maintain the woodworking shop at very comfortable temps... He buried roughly 200 feet of poly line in the ground and it is pumped into his shop on a continous loop using a pump barely larger than an aquarium pump... the radiator just has a fan blowing across the fins of the radiator which over time cools the room down as well doubles as a air purifier with the filtration filters on the intake side sucking up all the micro wood particles in the shop while cutting and working with wood.

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May 30, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
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About the only way you will be able to consider DIY is to have million(s) to spend with Bitfury to buy a TON of chips at a time, then pay quite a bit more building miners out of those chips - or spend MANY millions on getting your own chip designed and made by a foundry then spend lots more making miners.

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 pay the millions Bitfury wants for one of their immersion-cooled BIG mining containers.


 Sidehack is a special case, with a long reputation for building small miners and better connections than you or I have.



 In theory, you could take a current air-cooled miner and convert it to water-cooled, but it would be a nightmare at best.


 
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May 31, 2017, 01:30:29 AM
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If I can ever get my Bitfury S5 refit boards designed, those would mount up natively to C1 waterblocks. I was hoping to be done by now but I've been so backed up with other things I've barely even started on Bitfury stuff.

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