Two Of The Craziest Mining Rigs I’ve Found For Sale!

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Unsecured Mining Rig Made With Plastic Piping!

I really can’t believe I’ve found people who have made mining rigs like these.  Imagine that these rigs on average cost minimum of a few thousand or more to build and they are selling these to hold your precious GPUs (Graphic Processing Unit Cards!).  The picture above is literally some kind of plastic piping which the cards sit on, there is absolutely nothing from stopping it from falling off by itself!

My favorite is the trend of people selling rigs made out of plain wood!

 

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As I think everyone knows wood is combustible and these GPUs make a lot of heat.  You would almost think it’s a joke but they are too for sale on eBay.  Now I give some of the sellers this, that the design is good looking and functional but why on earth would you risk a fire by using plain old wood from your local Home Depot?

There are other rigs I’ve seen that look like modified bread or shoe racks and even coffee tables.  They all have pros and cons but it really is downright scary that some of them are completely unsecured and a true fire hazard.  As a test I put some of my GPUs in a server rack and after just a few minutes the glass door and metal housing was actually quite warm to the touch.  Imagine prolonged use against wood or plastic that may melt?