Discussion in 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Mining' started by jurasofish, Jun 5, 2011.
I wonder how long it would take for the 4.5GH/s $149 miner to become profitable?
It is a standalone unit, you don't need a computer just a network port for it.
Just do the maths.
Eg at 4.5GH/s how many bitcoins will you make a day?
How many watts of electricity does it draw?
$ made at day x = (Cost of electricity per day * days since t = 0) + (price of 1 BTC * BTC generated since t= 0) - $149
Graph it in excel, won't take long.
What connections for the graphics card?
Using an Antec 850 green PSU, the 5870 takes 2 6 pin, and the others take a 6 pin each. The antec has them all. X58-ds4 motherboard has all the gfx card slots i need.
Is that including cost of electricity deducted?
Shouldn't be too far off hitting $100. Interesting times
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I'm under the impression that you need to have it connected to a PC to run the mining software using the ASIC as the miner.
The butterflylabs products appear to connect via usb...I'm curious.
"Plug the USB cable into a host computer and run the supplied software. Additional Bitforce SC products can be added to the chain via a USB hub for linear performance multiplication with no overhead cost."
ASIC or whatever are straight ethernet connection
BFL ones are usb via a host pc
As long as their is no data communication bottleneck, a rasberrypi or other nano device will suffice.
This depends on when the device ships to market, which is a function of when BFL resolve their chip/design issues and where in the queue your order falls.
ASIC is the technology.
Avalon requires a pc to connect to the device and load your cgminer fork credentials and perhaps network credentials. Once set, it will happily run over ethernet or wifi.
BFL and almost all targetted at retail market devices (be they vaporware or real) appear to use USB.
I'm not in possession of any particular information on ASICminert or 100TH thus far, assuming ethernet to suit rackmount facilities and ensure no data communication bottlenecks.
yeah sorry, meant Avalon. brain fart
Well, BTC blasted through the $90, has hit a high of 93.15 on mtgox. Currently trading around 91.5,
Yup, could well happen tonight.
WHAT THE WHAT?!!? Good god!
Uh, are you guys rubbing your hands with glee, or what?!
How many coins do you guys have? Just out of interests/epeen?
Yep. Got some coin ready to cash out, buy me some new toys (car parts and/or computer/server stuff).
100 liquid, 70 in investments/liabilities. Current value: more than i spent on my wife's car!
$5 in mtgox that i missed out on reinvesting at ~$33 because i overestimated a bounce. Seems very silly not to have just bought back in anyway for a 2.5x return.
So uhh... $15k worth? Man I wish I got in on this when it was new.
I was reading a thread last night about a guy that had 25,000 coins stolen back when they were only worth a little each, so about $500 worth. Current value $1.75 million.