What is the Best Air Conditioner for Mining Cryptocurrency? - Ask the Expert Episode 247

Today’s question is from Steven. “Hey Dan, what kind of air conditioner should I get for mining cryptocurrency at home? I enjoy trading cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, & XRP. Now I want to get into mining cryptocurrency.”

There are a lot of videos on YouTube about people mining cryptocurrency from home and they have a lot of computers set up. Computers generate heat. And you have to cool that somehow.

I saw one guy with just a fan set up pulling in outside air to cool his computers. That’s a terrible idea.

You know what’s outside? Mold spores, bacteria, dirt. That’s bad. You don’t want to do that.

I would recommend a mini split as a method of cooling for mining cryptocurrency. First, you don’t have to cut a big hole in the wall for a mini split. You cut a three-inch hole for most of them for the conduit and piping. You can get a MrCool DIY or a MrCool Advantage or some other mini split brand.

You would cool the computer you're using for mining cryptocurrency like you might a server farm. We use a mini split in our sever room at the office.

Also, mini splits have low ambient cooling. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, you usually will want it cooling the computers because the computers will be giving off so much heat.

Mini splits are also cheap. You are trying to make money mining cryptocurrency, right? You don’t want to put a lot of money into a big central system.

You must also make sure there is a good air filter system. Again, you don’t want to try to cool your computer with unfiltered air. If you did, the computer you are using for mining cryptocurrency would collect dust and dust will hinder the way the computer cools itself, thus causing it to overheat. The mini split is the perfect kind of air conditioner for mining cryptocurrency.

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  • John Morgan
    John Morgan
    Posted on 2/8/2021

    What a wonderful "Review". I love this guy. Because he gave me a wonderful belly laugh. And because it is up on your site I believe Ingrams is a company I can trust.

    Thank you.

    John Morgan


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