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Maingear are creating dedicated ACM mining machines

Look at all of those GPUs... or should we start calling them Cryptocurrency miners?

Maingear are creating dedicated mining machines

Maingear are creating dedicated cryptocurrency mining machines

Right now is a terrible time to be searching for a new GPU, pricing is horrendous, and availability is often worse thanks to the recent cryptocurrency mining boom. 

Graphics cards are selling like hot cakes across the world, as miners hunt for easy money and gamers cry in despair as upgrading becomes financially unfeasible. Moreover, it now looks like boutique system builders are now getting in on the action, with Maingear revealing their partnership with the esports brand Unikrn to create their new ACM (Advanced Crypto Miner) series of PCs.  

As part of this deal, Maingear now accepts Unikrn's UnikoinGold cryptocurrency as a payment option, with these new ACM series PCs offering the ability to mine both Etherium and UnikoinGold. Owners of these systems will also have access to exclusive mining pools. 

Maingear's ACM series systems will release in two forms, the ACM Advanced Crypto Miner and the ACM PRO, with the Pro model offering additional room for expansion and a rack-mountable chassis. On a positive note, this is easily one of the best-looking crypto miners that we have seen to date, though that doesn't leave us any less annoyed as the number of GPUs these systems will take out of the hands of gamers.   

  

Maingear are creating dedicated mining machines  

Maingear has listed the availability of these systems as being "later this year", these systems can be configured by users to mine any cryptocurrency on the market, though at this time the internal specifications of this miner are unknown. 

You can join the discussion on Maingear's upcoming ACM Cryptocurrency mining PCs on the OC3D Forums

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26-01-2018, 15:16:17

AlienALX
Wow that thing is BEAST.Quote

27-01-2018, 17:55:04

TheF34RChannel
This won't help the GPU market, I presume :/Quote

27-01-2018, 18:11:40

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheF34RChannel View Post
This won't help the GPU market, I presume :/
Aside from total lack of competition from AMD, rising memory prices and everything else? no, I doubt it.

The only things that would work are -

1. We all stopped buying memory (impossible with the amount of devices it comes in now, and they know it)
2. Mining crashes.

Number 2 is the most we can hope for.Quote

27-01-2018, 18:22:43

TheF34RChannel
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Aside from total lack of competition from AMD, rising memory prices and everything else? no, I doubt it.

The only things that would work are -

1. We all stopped buying memory (impossible with the amount of devices it comes in now, and they know it)
2. Mining crashes.

Number 2 is the most we can hope for.
Yeah, until mining rises up again :/ and even if it crashes in the near foreseeable future, what will next generation its prices look like...? Are we looking at 900+ quid 2080s? I am seriously worried.Quote

27-01-2018, 18:34:00

AlienALX
The problem is no one can predict mining rise/fall. Due to that Nvidia and AMD simply will not make enough GPUs. They will make what they are certain they can sell and no more. Of course that could lose them money, but it's not guaranteed. Upping production to stupid levels and then seeing mining crash would 100% lose them money and they know it.

AMD are making a ridiculously low amount of cards. They already said it. So demand will continue to outstrip supply but it works for them I guess.

The GPU market has changed, though. It's no longer a case of buy a new one every year or so for £300. It's now invest into it properly, buy something crazy fast and then just sit on it.Quote
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