Even with ASIC mining forcing homemade rigs into extinction, altcoins and hapless newbies continue to provide us with “inventive” uses for computer hardware, cardboard, sticks, and zipties:
Reddit user BostonHelper has helpfully collected a number of angry posts from people who have purchased KnCMiner’s “Super Jupiter” ASIC Bitcoin mining rigs for upwards of $10,000. Their “investments” arrived with evidence of previous use, shoddy workmanship, and general disrepair. Stories of RMAs and refused refunds abound, but as always, the true comedy is in the crumbling, smashed, and barely assembled mining rigs that cost thousands of dollars for some reason:
I’ve ventured back in time for some of these computing horrors, but don’t fret; altcoin mining still provides us with new fire hazards and high power bills!
With the rise of ASIC mining, we’ve been deprived lately of hilariously awful mining rigs. Thanks to Litecoin, Dogecoin, other altcoins, and SA Forums poster surebet, we can still revel in PC builders’ schadenfreude today!
If you’ve been awaiting another obsessive catalog of disastrous and dangerous Bitcoin mining rigs, then you are in for a treat. Today Buttcoin launches the all-new BitcoinMiningRigs dot com, an archive of the most hilarious and ridiculous computers, cable spaghetti, and arrays of fans to grace the world of Bitcoin.
We’ll be updating it regularly, as we’ve collected a shameful amount of pictures and videos, and mechanisms are in place to submit your own sad computers as well. If you’d like to follow on Facebook, you can do so here.
This simply has to be seen to be believed. From Bitcointalk: “Spent some time last year building an air economized rig instead of the standard air conditioned setup.”