What would happen if someone tried to play video games on a bitcoin farm?
>gain 200$ per month
>spend 1000$ on electricity bill
All those video cards do not communicate with each other directly.
The cpu and ethernet handles communication. You see all those cables? That's the only reason why each rack of gpus know that there are other cards nearby.
You would need literally 75 monitors to get anything out of it.
>all those fans
You might as well set it up in a walk-in freezer.
>Powering 10KW of equipment 24/7 using solar panels.
>his house isn't powered by solar
>he doesn't sell the excess electricity to the local power-plant
How pleb can one person be?
The cheapest 300 watt (the average load of a mid range gaming desktop) solar panel I've been able to find is about $250, the set up pictured is using closer to 10,000 watts, which would run you about $8000. Keep in mind, this set up only work in the daylight, when the sky is clear, and the sun isn't at a particularly acute angle to the panels.
I don't know if that's 100% accurate. Back in January I helped install about $3000 worth of solar panels onto my family's two story, four bedroom house, and it reduced our monthly electric bill by a shit-ton. And we don't live in a particularly sunny area, either.
I don't get something about solar energy. I always hear shit like
>b-but you won't have electricity at night!!
You're telling me that these fucking panels sucking up solar energy all fucking day have no way of storing excess energy to use at night?
Not the dude your talking to but tons of people do that state-side.
It's super common here in Arizona.
What you're using the energy for doesn't really matter. No matter how you break it down, you're either paying monthly for your kWh or generating it from an initial investment.
The fact that you're using it to generate bitcoins doesn't mean anything special, it's all opportunity cost. Just using it to power an average home means a significant savings/profit on a monthly electric bill, that extra money can go to whatever you want.
They absolutely do. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know shit.
That said, you don't want to use them as a full-on alternative to the grid. It's better as a supplement.
Worst case scenario, you don't get a lot of sun that week, your electric bill is still a tiny fraction of what it would be on the grid alone. Best case scenario, you get a shit-ton, and sell it back to them. It all evens out.
>Just using it to power an average home means a significant savings/profit on a monthly electric bill, that extra money can go to whatever you want.
So why mine for bitcoins at that point?
>thinking 30% ROI is bad
gee it only beats every other investment possibility out there, but yeah you're right, 200/mo is WAY too low
Assuming it costs 8000 to set up, it's 40 months, or 3.3 years, till you've made back all your initial investment which isn't bad at all. Of course, this assumes you never have to perform maintenance, replace hardware or panels or pay taxes.
>live in vegas
>thinking about solar panels
>could even get them installed little cheap since I know people who work in installations from my construction days in highschool and after.
>too lazy and ignorant about it all
>will never save the environment and my wallet.
why didn't I pay more attention throughout those 4 years in that damn class
>not just stealing power from the trunk in the sewer outside your apartment
nigga i get everything free. I might be an unemployed engineer but god damn if i can't hack the power phone and cable.
> thinking bitcoin is a stable investing medium
> thinking bitcoin will be around in the future
> not just investing in the stock market and making millions like everybody else
A lot of states have tax exemptions and other incentives for installing solar panels too.
I live in Oregon, and only ended up paying just shy of 3000 for about 10,000 worth of panels. It's great.
That 8000 dollars is just the solar panels, you're going to need batteries for when the sun goes down, you also need to invest in the hardware, which pictured costs upwards of 10,000. Not to mention all the cables and wiring that needs to be done in order to set this investment up.
It's shit on paper, a shit idea
wouldn't even get to execution
It's only good idea when you shout it and don't think about how impossibly stupid it is. Like this
SOLAR FREAKING ROADS
WE NEEED EM
Storing energy is extremely hard and expensive.
You could store it all of you wanted to, but that would mean having a basement full of connected batteries, which then means lods of emone for it all.
Yeah, but then you wouldn't live in a windmill