An expensive farm for mining cryptocurrencies burned down due to penny savings
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We all know the truism that a miser pays twice. It's hard to imagine how many problems people create for themselves, wanting to save at least a little. The other day, pictures of a burnt-out farm for mining cryptocurrencies flew around the network. Its owner invested tens of thousands of dollars in equipment, but literally "burned out" on cheap change.
The miner, whose name is not disclosed, probably made grandiose plans, creating his farm. The photos taken immediately after its launch clearly show how carefully and thoughtfully the equipment was assembled. Video cards are located on metal racks, and dozens of coolers are responsible for their cooling. Additionally, the creator of all this splendor installed household fans opposite to improve air circulation.
But other pictures show the equipment after the fire. There is absolutely nothing left of the cryptocurrency farm. Not only the video cards burned down — the fire was so strong that it almost destroyed even the metal racks. It is absolutely clear that the equipment cannot be restored. But how did it happen that expensive equipment burned out?
It turned out that the sudden attack of thrift of the owner of the mining farm was to blame for everything. Having spent a large sum on video cards and other key components of the system, he decided to save ... on the power supply.
He bought a cheap Chinese craft from an unnamed manufacturer. It is difficult to say what guided this man. Maybe his budget has been exhausted and there is simply no money left for something worthwhile?
Anyway, at one far from perfect moment, a short circuit occurred and the power supply flashed. Alas, no one was around at that time and the flames engulfed the entire farm. The result, as you can see, is sad.
However, there is an opinion that the fire arose for a reason. Some users believe that the miner himself set fire to his farm, which he previously insured for a round sum. But these are nothing more than assumptions.