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Welcome Back to the Hobbyist Miner Channel
Today we delve into the exciting world of CPU mining that’s recently seen quite the surge in popularity. Right around the corner, we have proof of useful work, more specifically, the Flux Proof of Use Work project. I’ve slowly begun to amass parts for a new rig build, with the aim to repurpose older hardware for CPU mining and prepare for proof of useful work.
Old Hardware for a New Purpose
You won’t find any shiny, pricey, brand-new equipment here. What I’ve done is to invest in older machinery that can be cleverly repurposed for CPU mining. I believe there’s plenty of potential in these well-used devices and find the notion of giving them a second life particularly appealing.
Today’s video is sponsored by cryptokaverns.com. It was a thrill to visit the Crypto Kaverns mining farm and facility back in October. They have rows and rows of hosted GPU mining rigs and customer ASICs lined up in a truly impressive facility situated in Upstate New York, alongside a river and hydroelectric dam.
The Dell 7810 Workstation Tower
The main draw for this project
At the heart of this endeavor is a Dell 7810 workstation computer, long used for CAD, rendering, and the like. The reason this appealed to me was its two CPU slots, something brought to my attention by the Mining King.
The Reuse Plan
I plan to reuse some of the existing hardware, including the motherboard, force distribution board, and force power supply, but we will be replacing the processors and adding new memory. With the right modifications, this workstation tower can be transformed into a formidable mining rig.
The Journey Forward
Over the course of this project, we’ll be overcoming the challenges of converting old machinery into modern-day mining devices inside a 12 GPU mining frame. We’ll need to import other components, such as power supplies for the GPUs, as we prepare for the future of proof of useful work.
Feasibility and Profitability
The endeavor is a pet project of sorts and less about achieving immediate profitability. Instead, the thrill lies in the process of building and modifying, redefining the potential of what’s seen as outdated or discarded. This series will delve into the often complex process of rig building. However, the goal is never strictly profit – it’s about learning, the art of repurposing, and the thrill of creating something new from the old.
Announcing an Exciting Giveaway with the Octo Miner and Meter Box
In more thrilling news, we are teaming up with the Meter Box and Octo Miner for an exciting giveaway! You could win the latest Proof of Useful Work Octo Server E10 and X8 Ultra Plus and more, with the introduction of the limited edition Octo Miner box set by the Meter Box.
This epic kit includes the 125 volt and 250 volt Meter Boxes, a special NFT, stickers, and a keychain. But hurry, only 250 box sets are available. Visit themeterbox.com now to secure yours today.
While this might look like a substantial undertaking, I find joy in the challenge and the learning experience. Your input, suggestions and experience with CPU mining or the implementation of older hardware are more than welcome. Stay tuned for updates on this fascinating journey into the revival and repurposing of old hardware. Until next time, take care.