Am I crazy for using Nicehash to mine during idle time with my RTX 3080? I know I'm super fortunate to have even found the card but I recently found that I can generate about $7.5 USD a day when factoring in my low electricity costs. I am using an Asus Tuf 3080 which is thankfully one of the better-cooled cards, it keeps around 45 C while mining. I've always heard that mining is awful for your card however, I am seeing much higher temps and resource usage while gaming so I'm not really sure if that is still true. Currently, nicehash is mining ETH which gets converted into BTC and BTC is only expected to keep rising in price so theoretically I could eventually be making even more per day. Should I be doing this? Is it awful for my card? Is there a better more profitable way I could be doing this?
Mining with an RTX 3080
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@sombre: People usually vastly overestimate the amount of electricity their PC actually uses. Their thinking is along the lines of "I have a 750W power supply so I must be using 750W all the time." In reality, it is closer to 50-100w of constant usage. Things like your heating or air conditioner, hot water heater, stove, and Refrigerator uses nearly 10 to 20 times that energy usage in the same time span. Modern PC's are incredibly energy efficient and can intelligently ramp up and down their power draw when they need it.
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