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Experiment: Can You Mine Gold from Old Motherboards?

Principally used in jewelry, gold (chemical symbol Au) is also used generally in manufacturing (and by the electronics and computer industries in particular) due to its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, resistance to oxidation, and inalterability. The computer industry uses several hundred tons (318 tons in 2003, for example) of the element every year.

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fatstarr5057d ago

Cool story. lol
pretty awesome all of that for that much gold.

GodsHand5056d ago

Yea, a gold BB!

Like the author said, not really worth it, unless you do this on a grand scale. I guess I could always ask for used computer parts, and start stripping them for gold.

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Amazon Gaming Week deals kick off with Samsung 990 Pro internal SSD under $100

Save a ton of money - and storage - thanks to this 1TB SSD deal that marks the start of Amazon's latest Gaming Week promotion.

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There's finally a new 8K monitor on the way, with DisplayPort 2.1 included

The ASUS ProArt Display PA32KCX is on the way - a brand-new 8K monitor designed for professionals, including DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Cyber Monday deal finally under $200

It's time to give your setup the upgrade of its lifetime with this Cyber Monday AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Cyber Monday deal.

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