Dopamine is very first laptop case designed for Bitcoin mining, ZDNet

The open-air chassis, with slagroom for six graphics cards, is presently seeking funding on Indiegogo from miners looking to build their own cryptocurrency PC.

With boutique PC companies hopping on the cryptocurrency mining trend — iBuyPower recently released the CoinMine desktop lineup for the mining of Bitcoins, Litecoin, and the like — it should come spil no verrassing that other DIY operations also want to get into the act. Crimson Harbinger is one of them, coming up with a unique product that it hopes to get off the ground through crowdfunding.

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The company has created Dopamine, which it’s hailing spil the very first rekentuig chassis specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining. Spil you can see from the photo above, Dopamine differs from a typical PC chassis te a duo of respects. Most notably, it has slagroom for up to six graphics cards — high-end movie boards like the AMD Radeon R290X are te brief supply due to their capability to perform the calculations necessary to mine coins at an efficient clip.

Unnecessary to say, a half-dozen graphics cards running at utter tilt permanently will throw off a meaty amount of fever, which is why the Dopamine is an open-air case. It also includes three fan mounts (for 120mm/140mm ventilatoren) on the bottom of the case to assist te circulating airflow. Dopamine can additionally treat two power supply units and a range of motherboard form factors (from mini-ITX to extended ATX).

Because mining is still a niche endeavor, Crimson Harbinger is attempting to bring it to market through crowdfunding webpagina Indiegogo. Thus far, it’s earned about $Four,800 toward its $20,000 aim, tho’ it has another six weeks before the funding campaign deadline completes. A contribution of $200 gets you a case te your choice of black or white — add $50 for shipping outside of the U.S.

If you don’t want to build your Dopamine system yourself, Crimson Harbinger offers a (very pricey) option for a fully configured equipment. For $Four,999, you can get a Dopamine tooled with motherboard, processor, a pair of power supplies, a trio of ventilatoren, and six GPUs. The specific components aren’t yet listed, but you will get to customize the color of the chassis. Projected delivery dates for Dopamine shipments (presuming the necessary funding level is reached) are July and August 2014.

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