With the increasing popularity/interest in crypto currencies since Bitcoin hit an all time high towards the end of last year, I am starting to see more and more about crypto currencies and mining online. Here alone we have the 18 page thread on the topic. And large tech youtubers are starting to hop on the bandwagon to either explain or try out crypto or to derise it as a flash in the pan or to flat out condemn it and anyone who tries it. So, I was wondering what the pulse towards Crypto is on here? Is it something that people are actively avoiding because it is driving up the prices of some mother boards, power supplies and most of all, high powered graphics cards? or is it something which is worthwhile getting into and something to be celebrated within the PC gaming community? Or, as with all things in life, is it great in moderation? My take on it all is its fine in moderation, I am starting to dabble in mining and have bought a second GPU to do it (that and a little SLI gaming when it works). I dont see the issue with someone buying 1,2,3+ graphics cards to mine with or even setting up a dedicated 6GPU system to mine 24/7. I can see why people get annoyed as prices are going up, but I would say this is caused by the whales, people buy 50+ GPUs directly from the manufacturers which is killing supplies. for the moment I am seeing mining as something fun to try out for a while and hopefuly, something which will make buying/upgrading PC components in the future a little easier to swallow, if my PC can pay for itself in 12 months then maybe I will be able to start justifying annual upgrades rather than my normal "wait until it dies/cant play a thing, then upgrade"