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CyberPowerPC Introduces its Mega Miner Coin Mining Machines

CyberPowerPC has announced a new series of pre-assembled PCs – the MEGA MINER series. This series of PCs is built with the purpose of scrypt-coin mining in mind.

The PCs will come in three models: the Mega Miner 100, 200, and 300. The cheapest model, the Mega Miner 100, is built using one of CyberPowerPC's own enclosures, and comes packed with an AMD FX-4300 CPU along with two AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics cards. Included is 4 GB of memory as well as a 500 GB hard drive.

The mid-tier model, the Mega Miner 200, is built using the same AMD FX-4300 processor, along with the same 4 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive. The difference comes in the graphics, as it carries a grand total of three AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics cards.

CyberPowerPC's top gun, the Mega Miner 300, is built using an Intel Core i3-4130 CPU, which comes wired to 4 GB of DDR3 memory along with a 1 TB hard drive. This machine comes packed with three AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards.

Both the Mega Miner 200 and Mega Miner 300 appear to be built using XFX's Type 1 Bravo PC enclosure. All three systems are built using one of Thermaltake's new PSUs, specifically of the DPS series, allowing users to interface with their power supply through software to monitor exactly how much power is being consumed, and more.

The Mega Miner 100, 200, and 300 are set to cost $989, $1929, and $2569, respectively. That said, we do feel that CyberPowerPC is a bit late to the bitcoin mining party…

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • Anonymous1one
    Great price, but like you said they're a little late to the game.
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  • Traciatim
    As is stated on almost every one of these articles by someone. No one mines bitcoin with video cards anymore, it doesn't make any sense at all. They mine Scrypt based alt coins instead... Even then it's pretty much to the point that sinking money in to something that the pay off rate is in to many many months, if ever.
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  • ihog
    It's a great idea for them no matter what because they don't have to have them built until they're ordered. It's not like they needed to get extra hardware like ASIC miners.
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  • DrBackwater
    Bit coins almost down to the point its just no value. and from what i head people are trying to liquidate their assets.
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  • jim hubbard
    NOBODY will sell you anything unless selling it to you is more profitable than using it themselves (whether that be shovels, pics and gold panning pans or coin mining PCs).The take away here should be that you'll make more coin by selling bit coin PCs than by buying and running them.
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  • stingstang
    I read these comments and shake my head. No one believed me months ago when I said bitcoins were complete rubbish.
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  • dstarr3
    Will companies please stop pandering to the bitcoin crowd? The only people that profit from these mining rigs are the teenagers that have mommy and daddy pay the electric bill these machines generate.
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  • jimmysmitty
    12936211 said:
    As is stated on almost every one of these articles by someone. No one mines bitcoin with video cards anymore, it doesn't make any sense at all. They mine Scrypt based alt coins instead... Even then it's pretty much to the point that sinking money in to something that the pay off rate is in to many many months, if ever.

    That is correct. ASICs have been out for Bitcoins for a while. A R9 290X can probably push 900-1000MH/s while you can buy two ASICs for $700 (about the same as one 290X) that is pushing 10GH/s each. That is about 2x faster and they also use way less power.

    This is for Litecoin (Scrypt based) but as well ASICs are coming for Litecoin (a friend has some that do 360KH/s but those will be upgraded to 16MH/s) that will do MH/s, one is going to do 100MH/s meaning GPUs are again obsolete for this popular crypto-currency.

    There will probably be another at some point in time but it really depends on the coin value.

    12936722 said:
    Bit coins almost down to the point its just no value. and from what i head people are trying to liquidate their assets.

    That is false. One bitcoin is currently worth $560 USD. That is not "no value". That is high value. When I tried mining they were fluctuating between $60-120 and when I first heard about Bitcoins, they were at less than $1 buck each.
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  • CaptainTom
    As is stated on almost every one of these articles by someone. No one mines bitcoin with video cards anymore, it doesn't make any sense at all. They mine Scrypt based alt coins instead... Even then it's pretty much to the point that sinking money in to something that the pay off rate is in to many many months, if ever.
    Seriously Tomshardware, get someone to write these articles who is competent.
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  • gradius2
    Today all those virtual coins are the biggest SCAM of the whole capitalism history! Don't fall for it!
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