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Nowadays people are making multi-GPU mining rigs for mining crypto currencies from a lot of different materials – plastic, wood, aluminum frames and whatever they have handy. Peter Selmeczy however did go for an interesting approach with his GPU mining rig build – he went on using copper tubes to build his mining rig. Furthermore he has provided a detailed build of his project, so if you think that the idea is cool, you might want to take a look on how he built his rig. The 4 GPU mining rig he built was entirely made from copper tubes and aluminum joints for the tubes. It all goes together with 8 large 140mm Noctua fans for better airflow and the color of these fans does go along very well with the copper tubes, so the whole thing does indeed look really cool.

Peter Selmeczy has started working on the second improved version of his built that will have all of the GPUs cooled using the Arctic Cooling Accelero Hybrid III water cooling system, 100% of the wiring passed through the copper tubes, the use of cable combs for the wires and have a significantly reduced size for the whole thing. So you might want to keep an eye out on the progress and how will version 2 of the open frame copper tube mining rig look like when it is finished.

For more details about twe open grame GPU mining rig from copper tubes…

Add2Psu is an interesting product that allows you to easily and safely connect and use two computer power supplies together when just one PSU is not powerful enough for your needs. The Add2Psu product was created by David Lorentzen after he found that the standard PSU (Power Supply Unit) configuration in his home server was not meeting his needs. It was not originally designed for use with crypto currency mining rigs, but it has turned quite popular solution for connecting multiple power supplies for such. Power users don’t usually need to go for such product when using two or more power supplies as they know what and how to connect things to make them work. Still Add2Psu makes things very easy for users, both not so advanced and advanced ones without having them rely on some sort of a DIY solution.

If you still haven’t looked into the product, then you might want to give it a try should you need to connect two or even more power supplies together to make them work powering a single system. Besides Add2Psu, there is also a different version called Add2Psu-D and it is essentially the same adapter, but with the option to set a custom delay for shutting off the second power supply. This delayed shutdown for the slave PSU may not have much use for crypto mining rigs or ASIC miners, but it could still be helpful in some specific computer setups. Note that there are many non-official Add2Psu adapters available as well, some of which are very cheap clones that you might want to stay away from as they can actually cause trouble and not help resolve ones.

For more details about the Add2Psu adapter for connecting and using multiple PSUs together…

Great start of the new 2017 for Bitcoin (BTC). The crypto currency is now trading at over $1000 USD per coin and today also marks the 8th year since the first block with 50 BTC was generated. That was the genesis block of Bitcoin or with other words the first ever block generated for the BTC blockchain. Time sure does fly fast and Bitcoin has been doing very well lately with predictions raging from $2000 USD exchange rate by the end of this year to much more, especially if the economic situation all around the world does not improve significantly in a short period of time. So happy birthday Bitcoin and may be the force be with you or something else along those lines.

For more details about the Genesis Block of Bitcoin on a block explorer…