I was thinking about mining while I\’m at university in my dorm room where I\’m not directly charged for electricity. Would it become a better investment to mine while in college since electricity is virtually free? If I do decide to mine also, I do not want to use my personal computer to run mining software along with mining hardware because I use it often. Can I just buy a cheap computer to run the software with mining hardware without losing efficiency? Thank you for your time.
it’s impossible to earn any Bitcoins today by mining with your personal computer. Instead you’ll need a dedicated mining rig that costs a lot of money, emits a lot of heat and is very noisy. I doubt someone will not notice this on your school :)
Also the electricity charges are pretty high, so I’m guessing someone might notice and start investigating as well.
In my opinion, it’s not a good option, but at least now you know what it entails and can take a proper decision.