With the ability to fit in six video cards at once, the Dopamine is targeted at miners.
With a steady increase in cryptocurrency mining and the introduction of new currencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin, more and more users are getting into mining. We’ve seen how the increase in mining has led to cards like the R9 290X getting sold out in the U.S. However, there is a dearth of hardware that is tailored for users interested in mining virtual currencies. Manufacturers like ASRock have launched motherboards that can accommodate six video cards at once, but there hasn’t been a chassis geared toward miners.
The Dopamine is looking to fix that. The chassis, which is being crowdsourced, is an open-air chassis that can comfortably fit in six video cards, one motherboard and two power supply units. The case is also stackable, although with the fan exhaust at the bottom, it is likely that the hot air from one case would be fed into the case below it.
The chassis will be manufactured in the U.S., and comes with six GPU expansion slots, with a distance of 38.1 mm in between each slot that assists in better airflow. The design of the case allows it to accommodate motherboards of all form factors, from mini-ITX and micro-ATX to ATX and extended ATX motherboards. The case comes with mounts for three 120/140 mm fans at the bottom that divert airflow outward. The chassis also features cable management and can accommodate all 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives.
Each case would set users back $249, although if you grab the early bird discount, you can get one for $200. Red Harbinger, the team behind the chassis, are looking for a total funding of $20,000. The chassis is also available in a limited edition white color variant that costs $200 for early backers and $249 otherwise. If you’re interested, head over to the source link below to buy the chassis.