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What would happen if someone tried to play video games on a bitcoin

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What would happen if someone tried to play video games on a bitcoin farm?
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Not too bright, are you
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Your monitor would explode from the sheer number of FPS.
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>>261467320
Well if they were 290xs like I have..Not alot because the thing would blackscreen every time you run a game.
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>>261467320
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>>261467320
>gain 200$ per month
>spend 1000$ on electricity bill
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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.
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>>261468245
get solar panels hooked up then your just printing money
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>>261468526
>Spend thousands of dollars on solar panels
>Gain $200 per month
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>>261468526
Or skip the stupid middleman and simply sell the power back to the grid.
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>have bitcoin farm
>get raided by FBI because they think you are running a CP server farm due to your thermal / electrical thumb print.
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>>261469342
I think they generally assume you are growing pot before they think you're running a CP server.
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>>261468742
solar panels are just getting cheaper and cheaper by the day bro
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>>261468742
>what is investment
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>>261467320
>all those fans

You might as well set it up in a walk-in freezer.
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>>261468526
>>261468742
>>261469807
>Powering 10KW of equipment 24/7 using solar panels.
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>>261468751
nah they try to fuck people with that
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>>261469973
there are investments and then there is plain stupidity.
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>>261470548
2/10 contribute harder
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>>261468742

>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?
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>>261468526
>>261469807
>>261469973
>solar panels

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.
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>>261470845
>2/10

I think you mean 1/5. Reduce your fucking fractions, man.
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>>261471127

I power my whole house on solar and sell the excess.

Trust me, it's worth it.
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>>261471346
pics + timestamp or bullshit
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>>261471127
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.
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>>261470845
so you are telling me, that a $8000-10000 solar panel investment is worth it when you be mining $200 a month. Okay.
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>>261471661
>by a shit-ton
Real scientific measurements you've got there.

I highly doubt their house is also running 10,000 watts of gpu.
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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?
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>>261471641

Not the dude your talking to but tons of people do that state-side.

It's super common here in Arizona.

http://www.pge.com/en/mybusiness/save/solar/surplus.page
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>>261467320

> bitcoin
> being useable to do anything with

have fun with fun monopoly money!

its a shame you spend all that money on a scam
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>>261472079
I know people do it, I've been aware of people selling back to the grid since the 90's. But this is 4chan, where everything is suspect.
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>Speculating on currency instead of stocks
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>>261471127
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.
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>>261472045
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.
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>>261472535
>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?
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>>261472490

> investing in bitcoin
> not investing in the stock market

its like people literally want to fail and loose money
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>>261472264

>he doesn't buy narcotics with bitcoins

Step it up.
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>>261471940
>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
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>>261472045
Not without a battery you shitlord
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>>261472045
I wonder whats more efficient, solar or wind for personal use? I've seen some houses with them and they seem pretty simple.
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>>261472846
it would take you 10 years to start making profit, I am not saying its bad but there are lot better investments you can do with that amount then mining an internet currency,
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>>261473045
>I wonder whats more efficient, solar or wind for personal use?

Definitely solar.
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>>261472739
You don't really need to, but you could, it's a savings either way. Solar is a much more reliable investment than bitcoin though.
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>>261472845

> investing in a known scam
> not just investing in the stock market and buying any material object you want

keep believing the delusion
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>these aspies answering the question sincerely
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>>261473071
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.
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>>261468526
>he thinks he can power a decent btc farm with solar panels
Seems like the green shills got you.
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>>261472779
>want to fail and loose money
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>>261468526
SOLAR FREAKING ROADS
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>>261472910
you can't run a solar setup without a regulator and some batteries dumbass.
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>>261468526
Solar panels already print money idiot.
Infact solar panels are a MUCH better investment than bitcoins now.
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>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
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>>261468526
>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.
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>>261473664

> 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

ayyy lmao
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>>261473596
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.
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>>261473596
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.
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>>261467320
It would be extremely painful.
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>>261473921
It's never too late anon.
No seriously, if I had property I'd cover my entire house with solar panels. Get on that shit.
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>>261472490
What's the difference?
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>>261473761
On paper, a great idea.
In execution, not so hot.
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>>261474120
It's a big rig.
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>>261473921
I'm not sure if they still do it, but you could claim tax deductions for having a bunch of solar panels on your house.
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I'm pretty sure they don't run windows soo... nothing
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>>261474120
For you
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>>261474267
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
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>>261468245
> gain $200 per month
> implying even that
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>>261473664
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>>261472045
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.
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>>261473045
> Wind for personal use
Is this even a thing?

What if someone lived in a giant self-powered windmill home?
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>>261473664
>loose money
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/v/ - Business and ecology
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>>261474876
its better to fuckoff inna woods, find a downhill stream, and then pipe that shit into a hobo turbine for your electricity.
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> b..b...b.bit coin is safe invest your shekels now!!
> meanwhile people like OP are "mining" bitcoin and keeping the price artificial

why would i spend money on fake coin again?
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>>261475063
Yeah, but then you wouldn't live in a windmill
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