I have been looking for a device that would allow me to mine Bitcoins without too much noise and heat. Something relatively small that I could keep in a shelf without worrying too much about it.
A rig with GPUs is too noisy so I looked into FPGAs, but I have no idea what these devices are. From what I understand, an FPGA is just a card (like a GPU) so I would still need to keep a computer on 24/7, right?
So do I need special hardware/software to connect an FPGA to my computer or does it work like a GPU?