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Cryptocurrency Mining Rig That Doubles Up As A Heater Released


Canadian: *Heavy Breathing*

It was about time. Who would pass on the opportunity to earn some moolah without doing anything? Well, as if crypto mining wasn’t enough, there’s a new PC out. The QC-1 by a company called ‘computer heaters’ will double up as a room heater while mining cryptocurrencies such as Etherum. So now you can stay comfy while mining cryptocurrency.

Opinion time: Is it an glitch passed on as innovation as they won’t have to add cooling components to the rig?

This ‘crypto heater’ is basically a mining PC with an anodized aluminum radiator coupled with a wood finish on top. Under the hood, you’ve got an AMD Ryzen processor and two Sapphire Nitro+ RX580s that give a hash rate of 60 MH/s.

Quarnot, the French company that makes these Crypto heaters state: “Make heating a source of revenue, not an expense!,”

Furthermore, unlike some pre-made mining rigs, the company doesn’t take a cut of whatever you mine, at least that’s what TechCrunch says. It mines Etherum by default but can configured to mine other cryptocurrencies as well.

Quarnot estimates a total of $120 worth of Etherum can be mined from the rig per month. This estimate doesn’t factor the cost of electricity that the rig will consume. As far as heating goes, the rig can keep a 20 square meter room comfortably warm.

Considering the rig’s specs, it’s no surprise that this doesn’t come cheap. Paying $3,580 can be a deciding factor. If you live at a place where it’s mostly cold throughout the year, maybe this rig will be useful in negating the power bill you pay for your heater and still save some money. But, like me, if you stay tropical countries such as India, you’re better off with getting a proper mining rig or building one yourself.

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However, it is worth noting that cryptocurrency isn’t as profitable as it used to be. Prices of both Bitcoin and Etherum have fallen over the last few months but graphics cards remain costly.

What do you think about this rig? Is it well worth the price tag or do you prefer building one yourself? Let me hear what you have to say in the comments below!

Source: PC Gamer