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Crypto Mining Basement Update and Renovations

Welcome back to the Hobbyist Miner channel! It has been a while since we have given an update on our crypto mining basement and farm, and we have a lot of exciting news to share with you on our renovations and progress.

Air Conditioning and Fans

First off, we are running our AC unit again to help manage the heat generated by the GPUs, mini ASICs, and other equipment in our mining room. While we initially planned on not using the AC this summer and spring, the increase in heat generation from our mining setup necessitated its use. The AC is set at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and keeps the temperature comfortably managed in the basement.

In addition to the AC, we have a handful of fans standing by in case they are needed for the upcoming summer months. These are the Built Hard 5200 CFM fans, which come with a bracket for easy wall mounting. This convenient feature is useful for maintaining proper airflow within the mining room. A link to more information on these fans will be provided in the description below.

Upcoming Projects

Several exciting projects are coming up for our mining setup. We have two different server cases – one from SK Mining and another from Polo Crypto. Additionally, we have received our first ASIC miner, the S19j Pro from the team at Wadom. We have also partnered with SK Mining for another project in the near future.

We will also be working on moving our 570 4GB cards into an Octo Miner, as they have been running too hot for our liking. This project is inspired by Chump Change’s channel, where he has been experimenting with immersion cooling for his 570 cards.

Mining Room Update

Our mining room has undergone significant changes since our last update. We have reorganized the room into a cold aisle and hot aisle configuration to maintain airflow and keep the GPUs operating comfortably. The temperature in the room is now between 95 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit, but no card is over 68 °C.

The cold air enters the room through a slotted door, and our mining rigs are all set up to intake air from the cold aisles and exhaust it into the hot aisles. Exhaust fans are mounted throughout the room to keep the warm air circulating out of the space.

We still have some work to do on swapping out the remaining six-inch fans with eight-inch fans and deciding what to do with the six-inch intake from outside. However, the airflow in the room has overall been a significant improvement, and we are pleased with the results so far.

GPUs and Mining Rig Breakdown

In our mining room, we are currently running a variety of GPU models. These include the 1660 Super, 3060, 3060 Ti, 6600, Jazz Miner for Ethereum Classic, 580s for Ethereum to BTC, 470 4GB cards for Ethereum Classic, 1060s for Ethereum, and 3070s for Ethereum. We also have some 1080 Ti’s and 1660 Ti’s in our setup.

One recent upgrade we made involves installing GPU Riser 120mm fans on one of our rigs. These fans not only help with airflow but also add a touch of style to the rig with their LED lighting.


Our crypto mining basement has seen significant improvements lately, with more efficient airflow, added AC and fans, and various mining rig updates. We continue to look for ways to improve and optimize our space while working on exciting projects like installing server cases, partnering with SK Mining, and moving forward with our first ASIC miner.

We hope you found this update informative and helpful for your own mining journey. Don’t forget to check out the GPU Riser 120mm fans using our discount code (the Hobbyist Miner) if you want to get your hands on some. As we continue our mining adventures, we will keep you posted on any new developments and updates. Stay tuned, and happy mining!

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  1. Could I please get on a 10 minute phone call with you. I have so many questions.
    I want to start a 100 card mine in September! (Still need to start with 1)
    Just a little bit of your time would be so valuable to me!!! Please hit me up

  2. I'm a newbie when it comes to mining. I've been using cudo miner on my desktop and laptop for about 10 days now. Until I can save enough to buy a rig I'm stuck. I average about 1.65 or so a day, like I said small, but the cash out fee for etherium on cudo is 35, and if I Transfer to my wallet it will cost almost half of what I mined. Have you got any recommendations on a service I can continue to mine on or should I just stay with cudo at the moment. Any help is appreciated like I said I'm a newb

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