Razer SoftMiner lets you gain rewards with your idle PC: Is it worth it?

CNET | 12/12/2018 | Gordon Gottsegen
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It's like mining for cryptocurrency, except it's Razer Silver.

Eyeing a new keyboard, mouse or accessory for your gaming PC setup? Now you can use your idle PC to help pay for it.

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On Wednesday Razer launched Razer SoftMiner, a program that you can run in the background of your PC that rewards you with Razer Silver -- which can then be redeemed for rewards.

But although it seems like you're being rewarded for doing nothing, there may be some hidden costs.

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Razer says you can earn about 500 Razer Silver in a day, if you have a strong internet connection and a powerful GPU. But 500 Silver isn't that much. A $5 Razer gift card costs 1,500 Silver (so you'd have to mine for about three days), select Steam games are worth 7,000 Silver (14 days of mining), while a Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse is 51,000 Silver (102 days of mining).

Meanwhile a Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard costs 280,000 Silver (the equivalent of mining for 560 days). At...
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