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Hi all, I am new to the site but have been a hobby hacker for a little over 2 years. Unfortunately the laptops I was using for my Kali Linux needs has died and I am in the market for a new one. However, I am curious if it would be more efficient both in cost and speed, to actually build my own computer designated only for Kali and some of my heavier hash and password cracks. I have built/refurbished computers in the past, but never something designed specifically for this purpose. Ideally this computer would have full functionality, but really it would be a cracking wizard. I read the Kali docs and while it gave me the minimum specs required, I haven't really found anything that says what the best is nor any guidance on how to expand on a basic build. Here are some of the questions I have or topics I would like more experienced people have: 1) In order to increase my cracking speed I will be increasing my GPU's. Would it be possible to use a bitcoin/litecoin/whatever-coin mining rig set up to increase my speeds? Has any one ever attempted converting a rig to run Linux and hashes? 2) What kind of CPU would anyone recommend? 3) I know my power supply will be dictated based on the above 2, but any suggestions? 4) Any other suggestions or parts I am not thinking of? Thanks in advance!