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Title: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jondecker76 on June 12, 2011, 05:29:52 AM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...

I've been mining for about a month


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: stordoff on June 12, 2011, 05:31:26 AM
Mining at 290MHash/s here. Starting in early April at 2BTC/day, and stopped because the price was only $1/BTC (I actually sold 23BTC@1USB ea). Not my best decision ever.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: muyoso on June 12, 2011, 05:32:44 AM
Started about a week ago, which I would have started sooner.  Mining about a BTC a day at 650Mhash/s. 


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DrenDran on June 12, 2011, 05:34:15 AM
Have had the GUI GPU Miner up runing at about 10.8 max Mhash/s for over a day now.
Gonna get a CPU miner going if I can, and it gets at least 3Mhash/s.
Within a month I hope to buy a rig for about 300$ that will get ~250Mhash/s.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: fcmatt on June 12, 2011, 05:34:29 AM
mining here.
it is a great way to attempt paying off a new gaming rig. if it does not work out.. oh well.
two 6950s will rock.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BiggieJohn on June 12, 2011, 05:36:28 AM
I started back on 2/16/2011, been adding ahrdware slowly since then.

up to about 1.6GH/sec right now, with 5x 6870's, 1x 5830 and the leftover cpu power for the 3 boxes those cards are in.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: soades on June 12, 2011, 05:37:26 AM
not mining... I thought I read mining takes quite a bit of electricity costs that prohibit any real gain???    ???


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Phil21 on June 12, 2011, 05:40:08 AM
Currently a bit over 5Ghash/sec myself


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 1.21gigawatts on June 12, 2011, 05:42:34 AM
i thought all the newbies were mining?  there are so many newbie questions in the mining discussion board


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Braden on June 12, 2011, 05:44:35 AM
I was mining, switched over to namecoin about a week ago


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BiggieJohn on June 12, 2011, 05:46:11 AM
not mining... I thought I read mining takes quite a bit of electricity costs that prohibit any real gain???    ???

that depends on your cost of electricity, and how many hashs you can crank out.
it costs me about USD$ 0.30/hr or USD$7.25 per day, so as long as I make at least 1 BTC I'm coming out ahead.

At 1.6GH/sec, I can make at least 2.5BTC, so it is possible to make money


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: stordoff on June 12, 2011, 06:00:43 AM
not mining... I thought I read mining takes quite a bit of electricity costs that prohibit any real gain???    ???

Depending on your electricity cost. Where I am, I get free electricity (and the PC is on 24/7 anyway, so the difference from idling to mining isn't that big).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: detroit on June 12, 2011, 06:04:08 AM
"I am!"
And I'm mining for posts like a dwarf!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CorruptDropbear on June 12, 2011, 06:10:00 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Valalvax on June 12, 2011, 06:14:14 AM
The first thing I did was figure out mining and get a miner and connect to a pool, took me a bit to figure it all out, but now I'm working on downloading the bittyblocky stuff so my wallet works


Oh great... now I can only post once a minute, except when I get the error saying I posted less than 60 seconds ago, that counts towards a post... so I have to wait another full 60 seconds before trying again, hope I don't wait 59.8 seconds... *breaks out the egg timer*

Sorry, don't mean to complain, the trolls were bad, but I think this might be worse, all the /smart/ people knew how to ignore the trolls


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BiggieJohn on June 12, 2011, 06:14:34 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

I'm assuming you are using only CPU mining.  you might try the ufasoft miner.  
easiest way to use it is to download the latest guiminer,  https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe (https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe)
just ignore the errors about no openCL drivers not found, you dont need it for CPU mining.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: fcmatt on June 12, 2011, 06:16:05 AM
I was mining, switched over to namecoin about a week ago

i have a hard time getting excited about namecoin. after reading a few pages of that first announcement
thread i just gave up on it.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CorruptDropbear on June 12, 2011, 06:19:03 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

I'm assuming you are using only CPU mining.  you might try the ufasoft miner.  
easiest way to use it is to download the latest guiminer,  https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe
just ignore the errors about no openCL drives found, you dont need it for CPU mining.

No, I'm apparently using my NVIDIA GT 320M with RPCminer CUDA. Not very good speeds were posted on the wiki, so I'm assuming it's going at the max speed. Kind of funny how bad a 6 month laptop is.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: fcmatt on June 12, 2011, 06:20:44 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

I'm assuming you are using only CPU mining.  you might try the ufasoft miner.  
easiest way to use it is to download the latest guiminer,  https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe
just ignore the errors about no openCL drives found, you dont need it for CPU mining.

No, I'm apparently using my NVIDIA GT 320M with RPCminer CUDA. Not very good speeds were posted on the wiki, so I'm assuming it's going at the max speed. Kind of funny how bad a 6 month laptop is.

on my old 8800gt.. cuda really sucked compared to the default miner. you may want to stop it and just try the
default which is pcolbm or whatever.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Valalvax on June 12, 2011, 06:21:21 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

I'm assuming you are using only CPU mining.  you might try the ufasoft miner.  
easiest way to use it is to download the latest guiminer,  https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe
just ignore the errors about no openCL drives found, you dont need it for CPU mining.

No, I'm apparently using my NVIDIA GT 320M with RPCminer CUDA. Not very good speeds were posted on the wiki, so I'm assuming it's going at the max speed. Kind of funny how bad a 6 month laptop is.


A laptop will never be a good miner, you know how laptops are generally shitty for playing games, it's the same limitation, you got a crappy video card compared to what you could get on a desktop computer


Also, do rpcminer-cpu as well, compare speeds, it's possible that it might be a little faster, on my Mac Mini it was... well, compared to 4way, not really sure what 4way is though...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DV1101 on June 12, 2011, 06:30:13 AM
I am mining at 50MH/s with a 4830.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CorruptDropbear on June 12, 2011, 06:35:49 AM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

I'm assuming you are using only CPU mining.  you might try the ufasoft miner.  
easiest way to use it is to download the latest guiminer,  https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110609.exe
just ignore the errors about no openCL drives found, you dont need it for CPU mining.

No, I'm apparently using my NVIDIA GT 320M with RPCminer CUDA. Not very good speeds were posted on the wiki, so I'm assuming it's going at the max speed. Kind of funny how bad a 6 month laptop is.


A laptop will never be a good miner, you know how laptops are generally shitty for playing games, it's the same limitation, you got a crappy video card compared to what you could get on a desktop computer


Also, do rpcminer-cpu as well, compare speeds, it's possible that it might be a little faster, on my Mac Mini it was... well, compared to 4way, not really sure what 4way is though...

CPU miner (i5 core 2.26GHz) is doing 1800khash/s, not experiencing any slowdown like the CUDA one did. I'm just thinking that laptops arn't as powerful.  :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BiggieJohn on June 12, 2011, 06:40:38 AM

CPU miner (i5 core 2.26GHz) is doing 1800khash/s, not experiencing any slowdown like the CUDA one did. I'm just thinking that laptops arn't as powerful.  :(


see my post earlier in this thread.  I have the ufasoft miner running on a i5-750 @2.66 Ghz  and I'm getting about 9.5MH/sec


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Valalvax on June 12, 2011, 06:41:13 AM
Well, it's the truth :P

1..... 2...... 3....... 4..... 5....... 6....... 7..... 10..... 15......... 20...... 30.....


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CorruptDropbear on June 12, 2011, 06:59:12 AM

CPU miner (i5 core 2.26GHz) is doing 1800khash/s, not experiencing any slowdown like the CUDA one did. I'm just thinking that laptops arn't as powerful.  :(


see my post earlier in this thread.  I have the ufasoft miner running on a i5-750 @2.66 Ghz  and I'm getting about 9.5MH/sec

OK, this is weird. I'm apparently getting 5.8mh/s on CPU, only 4.1mh/s on the NVIDIA, for a total of 10mh/s. I'll play around with it. Also no lag! o-o


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Valalvax on June 12, 2011, 07:00:55 AM
M or K?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CorruptDropbear on June 12, 2011, 07:03:50 AM
M or K?

Mega. I am guessing that the RPC miner is not good for CPU mining or something. :T


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: itsagas on June 12, 2011, 07:09:32 AM
Aye.  a miner here.  ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jakemates on June 12, 2011, 07:12:28 AM
Mining here, doing around 28 mhash/s for BTC guild.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: killer2021 on June 12, 2011, 07:19:30 AM
Nope I don't mine. I'll leave that up to the professionals.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Marcus on June 12, 2011, 07:30:56 AM
.
Are you a newbie starting to mine?
Are you a newbie looking to build a trusted reputation?

I'll offer to buy some of your mining output.
And, together, we can start building reputations of trust.

I'm a newbie, too, but not a miner.
And I'm willing to take a bit of risk with other newbies who are mining and who want to sell Bitcoins.

I've given lots of thought to how to build trust, when starting from zero.
I'm willing to put money into testing those methods.

Send a private message to discuss details.
Or let's discuss in the open Newbie section of this forum.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nathanrees19 on June 12, 2011, 07:36:49 AM
M or K?

Mega. I am guessing that the RPC miner is not good for CPU mining or something. :T

CPU mining is not good in general.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Maxxx on June 12, 2011, 07:44:33 AM
not mining... I thought I read mining takes quite a bit of electricity costs that prohibit any real gain???    ???

Get yourself a kill-a-watt and see for yourself. With a few calculations you can determine profitability as well as learn some new things in the process.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Valalvax on June 12, 2011, 07:48:42 AM
not mining... I thought I read mining takes quite a bit of electricity costs that prohibit any real gain???    ???

Get yourself a kill-a-watt and see for yourself. With a few calculations you can determine profitability as well as learn some new things in the process.

Yea, I've been wanting a kill-a-watt for a while now, they're just so darn cool.... and I know it's only like 16 bucks, maybe once I get a REAL miner going I'll grab one with some extra funds...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Mike 71 on June 12, 2011, 07:54:54 AM
I am mining on two computers since 10 days. I was lucky to bought a 5770 for each for gaming before, so i could start without any cost.

For now, i am on the side of that people who say, buying mining hardware doesnt pay off.

I must say that, cause i want a low difficult, you know ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Capitan on June 12, 2011, 08:18:32 AM
Newbie but not mining or trading or anything. Just really interested in the topic.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Ben on June 12, 2011, 10:20:05 AM
Im trying to, not going so well.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: wegotpickles on June 12, 2011, 10:29:21 AM
I've known about bitcoin for a while now, but after i saw it hit 2$ i HAD to get involved. I ordered a 5970 off Ebay and built a dedicated miner strait away. Haven't really had much of a grip on the workings of the economy until more recently, now i try to both day trade and mine, failing pretty hard as a trader though.  :-\

If anyone needs help setting up a headless miner with Debian 6 let me know.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bcc on June 12, 2011, 10:34:13 AM
Yep, mining here too (for almost a month now). I have a reasonably specced gaming rig, but nothing dedicated or too silly.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: officialsavage on June 12, 2011, 10:42:37 AM
Not mining, but wondering with the investment required to make mining profitable worth it anymore?  Buying btc seems best to me.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kajoman on June 12, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
Yo. Mining at about 800mhash/s. Soon to be 1600.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Rutger on June 12, 2011, 10:54:05 AM
Noooob since the 5th and I've almost got my first coin mining at ~160m h/s for ~12hrs a day using deepbit.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: sebdude420 on June 12, 2011, 10:59:27 AM
i have been mining since the 7th of june, started on my laptops cpu, moved to my friends gaming rig he built last month, now i went and got a 6870 for 200 and a 700 watt psu for 50. put it into an old desktop i wasnt using now im getting 300mhash/s. my friends computers getting 211 mhash/s. i set up both the computers on deepbit.net. i wish i had been more active on the forum instead of reading mostly. i was a lurker, now im considered a troll. it kind of sucks but oh well.

you know, a teamspeak or ventrillo server might be a good idea.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: SimBesh on June 12, 2011, 11:31:53 AM
1.7 Ghash here
1 x 6850 - main pc
2 x 5970 - rig


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: newmont on June 12, 2011, 11:41:59 AM
1.4 G/hash here....Since May 1 and still relegated to the newbie sandbox :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: djgtr on June 12, 2011, 11:49:32 AM
600 m/hash here been mining for about 1 week


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Budimon on June 12, 2011, 11:51:51 AM
Nvidia GT220 only 10.8 M/Hash

-.-


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Ben on June 12, 2011, 11:53:08 AM
Just about to have ago at mining.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tictok on June 12, 2011, 12:24:23 PM
HI - been lurking in the shadows for a month or so, but this is my first post  ;)

I've been mining for two weeks on a couple of CPU's and a laptop GPU but was only collecting about 0.02btc per day (maxing out at 7 mhash/sec).

My old 2006 Mac Pro really needed a bit of an upgrade so amongst a few other bits I found a XFX HD5870 for £120 (UK).
Tested that on and off for a day or two, but was disappointed to only get about 114 mhash/sec in OS X. Since then have discovered that Apples open CL implementation isn't the most efficient out there.

I've now installed Ubunutu on a partition, and overclocked / underclocked the 5870 to core 950 Mhz / Memory 300 Mhz.
I use Phoenix with the phatk kernal and now pull in a respectable and stable 420 Mhash/sec at 75ºC.

I've been running with that setup for around 24hrs now and mined just under 1BTC on Slush's pool. I think this will drop dramatically in a day or two when the difficulty rises... although I still don't really understand what drives that.

I'm sceptical by nature and to be honest I really don't know how bitcoins will go in the future, especially after the past few days, but one can hope. My main target at the moment is to cover the cost of GPU and electricity whilst slowing padding out my wallet with a few BTCs.

So far I've really enjoyed the learning process and tinkering to get to where I am.
I now know a little about bitcoin, overclocking, and Linux where previously I knew zilch, so for me its already worth it. Plus my Mac has a shiny new upgrade and is now a semi decent graphics machine too (I spend half my day in photoshop, so the GPU really helps)  ;)

Cheers all  ;)





Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: justend on June 12, 2011, 02:18:16 PM
50m/s  4830..... lol


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: spruce on June 12, 2011, 03:20:25 PM
My regular desktop CPU does about 2.5 Mh/s, so after an hour to see if it would get any faster I turned it off as a waste of time.

But it would be nice to see a how-to for noobs who aren't computer whizzes, which says how to do it. All the explanations I've seen go over my head.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: FlyingFlapjack on June 12, 2011, 04:29:12 PM
I've been mining for a month now and reading here the whole time about mining and BTC in general.

I'm stuck with an Nvidia GTX 470 for the time being...maybe in another month that will change, depending on what things look like.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: aral on June 12, 2011, 04:44:55 PM
Mining at 60Mhash/s with a GTX460, just for fun really, I love the idea and could be very disruptive and exciting in the future.

If you have a gaming rig anyway, you've got nothing to lose really, electricity is cheap. It's a bit disconcerting to see the pool performance rising from 1500Gh/s to 1850Gh/s though.  What will it be tomorrow?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Vanquistador on June 12, 2011, 04:45:27 PM
I started two days ago, I have pretty much every machine and spare part running for a total of 1Ghash/s.  I'm not looking to make a "quick buck" more than I think it is interesting that I can make my existing hardware pay for itself and enjoy the process.  (I've rebuilt all my machines so far, cleaned up their cables for airflow, etc.  It's been a blast)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: PC Surgeon on June 12, 2011, 04:54:25 PM
Mining just a couple days now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: elfreak on June 12, 2011, 05:04:24 PM
I have been mining for almost a month now. But I only have one ATI Radeon HD 5750 and it sits in my iMac.
This only gives me ~ 74 MH/s. I figure if I had it running under Arch Linux instead of OS X I could get twice as much.  :-\


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Hattiwatti on June 12, 2011, 05:07:11 PM
Been mining since I heard about BitCoin, which was about 2 days ago.
300-310 MHash/sec on 5850.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: gmk80 on June 12, 2011, 05:53:51 PM
Tried mining. Found converting $ was quicker.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: zdmas on June 12, 2011, 07:09:26 PM
Unfortunately I'm only mining at around 4mhash/s. Kind of useless, so I guess I'll stop when I hit 0.001 BTC. Yay, a tenth of a cent!

Actually at the current price it'd be $.02. That's my two cents on this issue... hah see what I did there...

I'll leave now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: AWOLRanger on June 12, 2011, 07:17:58 PM
Been following Bitcoin for a while now, but decided to jump in.  Doing mining, testing things out, and really happy with the results, but I'm running a laptop, so no real expectations.  Hoping to buy a mining rig in the coming months and see if I can really make anything happen with this. 


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: zdmas on June 12, 2011, 07:27:55 PM
Been mining for a month....looks like the large increase in mining is going to cause a pretty severe difficulty correction soon.

Not just an increase in mining, but an increase in the quality of mining hardware. Currently about 9.71 blocks are being solved every hour, and the system is supposed to keep it around 6, so I think we'll see a pretty big increase in difficulty, but with the volatility of the market on Mt. Gox right now, we don't know if the value of mining will go up or down.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BinaryMage on June 12, 2011, 07:32:38 PM
I started mining yesterday, the same day I discovered Bitcoin. Not sure how profitable it will be, but I thought it would be fun to try. Personally, I think the heyday of mining is long gone, but there still is money to be made from it. The people who really profited were those who mined in the early days and kept their Bitcoins.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 08:06:06 PM
Been mining since Wednesday.  ;D

I love it. I've learned so much in so short a time. Decided to get in when it was at $8.50 so running to $30 was exciting. The fall means nothing to me really.

Being involved in this in what I feel is still near the very beginning is fascinating. It's like wildcatting for oil and gold!!!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 08:11:24 PM
I started mining yesterday, the same day I discovered Bitcoin. Not sure how profitable it will be, but I thought it would be fun to try. Personally, I think the heyday of mining is long gone, but there still is money to be made from it. The people who really profited were those who mined in the early days and kept their Bitcoins.

No way. Imo, we are still near the beginning. What if BTC goes to $500 and you saved your BTC. What if you saved 1200 in a year?

If you had $600K in BTC would you feel the same way?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: upisdown on June 12, 2011, 08:29:26 PM
I started out mining, few day trials on each pool. After that I did some calculations and found for me at least and the equipment that I own that it just simply isn't practical.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: gaoxing on June 12, 2011, 08:43:32 PM
I found out about BitCoin 2 weeks ago.

The day after I found out about it I was already mining.

I am a programmer but learning about Gaming Hardware.

Seems those with a background in building Gaming Hardware
have the edge, so not exactly a level playing field, but all the
info it out there for those who look.  It would be more difficult
for a hardware head to learn programming

Pretty straightforward stuff, but want to get into liquid cooling to
increase overclocking


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: smackdaddy on June 12, 2011, 08:55:03 PM
I wish I had been mining for a lot longer than I have, that's for sure!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
I wish I had been mining for a lot longer than I have, that's for sure!

I know what you mean. I first heard about BTC over a year ago and summarily dismissed it. And how here I am again. Oh well.....at least I'm here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: allocater on June 12, 2011, 09:06:47 PM
currently mining and trying to get my first bitcent (0.01)! At 10Mhash/s and 10% efficiency this will take a while, but I need 0.01 to withdraw it from the mining site. Then I will finally have my first bitcent in the wallet!
(my graphic card can not mine, it's a Geforce GT 230)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: lemonz on June 12, 2011, 09:20:10 PM
Also fairly new to mining... I found out about Bitcoin last Friday and started mining on Saturday.  Currently mining at a rate of about 3.3 GHash over at BTC Guild, and trying out 1bitc0inplz's bitp.it pool (although I've been having some troubles).

Currently running:
  • 3x 5050's @ 360 MHash
  • 8x 5830's @ 275 MHash


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: meighty on June 12, 2011, 09:23:56 PM
Mining for a few days now. Only running about 32 Mhash/s so nothing special. I will admit I've been looking for an excuse to buy some new gear to upgrade my gaming rig. Looks like I'll be going ATI this time around.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bustaballs on June 12, 2011, 09:25:23 PM
I'm brand new. I just started mining yesterday. I'm running 205MH/s on a 6850.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: legolover122 on June 12, 2011, 09:27:49 PM
i am mining.

i have made a whopping total of 0.02 coin.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: muyoso on June 12, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
I am pushing 660Mhash/s with my two cards now, but will probably only be mining for 1 more difficulty increase.  With the bitcoin market as volatile as it is right now, there is so much more profit to be made buying low and selling high.  And I expect the difficulty increases to be MASSIVE, so that basically only the people who went all out are making any money off of it.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: meighty on June 12, 2011, 09:31:30 PM
i am mining.

i have made a whopping total of 0.02 coin.

I'm at a whopping 0.23!!! ahah


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CovertAudit on June 12, 2011, 09:32:28 PM
I have been mining for a few weeks now at 2Ghash


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 09:37:59 PM
Also fairly new to mining... I found out about Bitcoin last Friday and started mining on Saturday.  Currently mining at a rate of about 3.3 GHash over at BTC Guild, and trying out 1bitc0inplz's bitp.it pool (although I've been having some troubles).

Currently running:
  • 3x 5050's @ 360 MHash
  • 8x 5830's @ 275 MHash

What 5830's are you using? I can't seem to squeeze that much out of mine. I haven't set up MSI afterburner yet....


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: muyoso on June 12, 2011, 09:43:01 PM


What 5830's are you using? I can't seem to squeeze that much out of mine. I haven't set up MSI afterburner yet....

What 5830 do you have?  I have the Sapphire 5830 that was 110 on newegg a week ago, and I am getting 306Mhash/s out of mine, but I have gotten it as high as 315Mhash/s.  Don't want to push it though so I run it only at 306Mash/s 24/7.  

Stock voltage
Using Sapphire Trixx software, overclocked to 1010mhz
memory underclocked to 300mhz
Running about 56c at full load.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: whenhowwho on June 12, 2011, 09:45:41 PM
well i just discovered bitcoin and mining about 12 hours ago. So after a few hours getting my hardware happy I started mining. A long time ago i was a pro gamer and have always used laptops. Most people have this thing that laptops are crappy and etc. I would have to agree that Most laptops are. My laptop isnt included among the crappy. Currently mining at about 210mh/s which from what i have read isnt too bad with a single 5870. The only thing i havent figured out quite yet is how to get the coins i have earned into my account on mtgox


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 10:00:13 PM


What 5830's are you using? I can't seem to squeeze that much out of mine. I haven't set up MSI afterburner yet....

What 5830 do you have?  I have the Sapphire 5830 that was 110 on newegg a week ago, and I am getting 306Mhash/s out of mine, but I have gotten it as high as 315Mhash/s.  Don't want to push it though so I run it only at 306Mash/s 24/7.  

Stock voltage
Using Sapphire Trixx software, overclocked to 1010mhz
memory underclocked to 300mhz
Running about 56c at full load.

I have the Sapphires. Let me go get the Trixx and try it out.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 12, 2011, 10:07:35 PM


What 5830's are you using? I can't seem to squeeze that much out of mine. I haven't set up MSI afterburner yet....

What 5830 do you have?  I have the Sapphire 5830 that was 110 on newegg a week ago, and I am getting 306Mhash/s out of mine, but I have gotten it as high as 315Mhash/s.  Don't want to push it though so I run it only at 306Mash/s 24/7.  

Stock voltage
Using Sapphire Trixx software, overclocked to 1010mhz
memory underclocked to 300mhz
Running about 56c at full load.

Yes that's helping but at 1010/300 I'm getting about 250 mhs. I'll tweak it. Thx!!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Yatta99 on June 12, 2011, 10:19:16 PM
Been mining since Wednesday on my core 2 duo at a whopping 6MH/s  :D I started with minerd but that only gave me about 990kH/s. Changed over to ufasoft and now get just over 3MH/s per core. Five days of testing and messing around has gotten me 5 bitcents  ;D When I get time this week I hope to be up to 200MH/s gpu mining after I rebuild my other system.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Thanak on June 13, 2011, 02:32:41 AM
I've started mining since I discovered bitcoin 3 days ago.

I get around 20Mhash and in three day I've made a whole 0,02 BTC.

Probably costed more than they where worth in electricity.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Potector on June 13, 2011, 02:56:27 AM
I figured my dual quad-core processors would pump out some serious hash rates. I was severely disappointed :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: meighty on June 13, 2011, 03:02:05 AM
I figured my dual quad-core processors would pump out some serious hash rates. I was severely disappointed :(

Funny how much more efficient GPUs are vs CPUs.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Potector on June 13, 2011, 03:05:33 AM
I figured my dual quad-core processors would pump out some serious hash rates. I was severely disappointed :(

Funny how much more efficient GPUs are vs CPUs.
Luckily I had a ATI card for gaming :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: forests on June 13, 2011, 03:12:22 AM
thinking about mining, but it looks like all 6990 cards are sold out.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 13, 2011, 03:18:53 AM
thinking about mining, but it looks like all 6990 cards are sold out.

So don't start out with 6990's. Start out with a couple 5830's and move up from there. Not many are starting with 6990's.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bitcoinaddict on June 13, 2011, 03:22:19 AM
I'm a newbie, started out about two weeks ago and finally registered for this forum.

I have 2-5830s (an xfx and a sapphire) , and 2-5570s

I can't get the 5830's over 255mh/s, but I've been using the AMD overclocking built in to Catalyst.  I'll have to follow everyone else's lead on underclocking the memory to get it higher.

The 5770's are doing 195mh/s each


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 13, 2011, 03:42:02 AM
I'm a newbie, started out about two weeks ago and finally registered for this forum.

I have 2-5830s (an xfx and a sapphire) , and 2-5570s

I can't get the 5830's over 255mh/s, but I've been using the AMD overclocking built in to Catalyst.  I'll have to follow everyone else's lead on underclocking the memory to get it higher.

The 5770's are doing 195mh/s each

I can't get my 5830's over 210 come hell or high water. I tried the Trixx Utility but my system froze up. Maybe I need to up the voltage....?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bitcoinaddict on June 13, 2011, 03:43:58 AM
I'm a newbie, started out about two weeks ago and finally registered for this forum.

I have 2-5830s (an xfx and a sapphire) , and 2-5570s

I can't get the 5830's over 255mh/s, but I've been using the AMD overclocking built in to Catalyst.  I'll have to follow everyone else's lead on underclocking the memory to get it higher.

The 5770's are doing 195mh/s each

I can't get my 5830's over 210 come hell or high water. I tried the Trixx Utility but my system froze up. Maybe I need to up the voltage....?

I won't be overclocking too much, and I don't plan on over-volting.  I don't want to burn the chips up or get gatewear, so I will overclock but only a little bit, maybe 5-10%

Stock my 5830's did 230 on guiminer


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: datz on June 13, 2011, 03:49:52 AM
It seems to me like mining is worthless unless you have a large rig or set of rigs already established to beat the electricity-bitcoin worth spread. You must be scaled. Seems like too much risk at this point. You might as well just trade if you think the BTC will increase in value. With all the GPUs sold out online, seems like mining is not worth all the trouble. Or, you could join a pool. Don't know much about mining cost-effectiveness right now though, maybe someone here can educate me. Would love to learn the history of mining competition.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: mouse on June 13, 2011, 03:53:29 AM
I have been mining on a 5850, getting around 285MHps, just added a 6990 for $730AUD (~$770USD), so now im over or around 1GHps.

When this card pays itself off I'll buy another, and continue to reinvest all profits into mining, until either:
A. its no longer profitable, in which case I can sell the hardware at a profit on ebay (except for keeping a kick-ass gaming rig for me);
B. I make enough per day to live confortably off of mining

We shall see...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 13, 2011, 04:25:57 AM
I have been mining on a 5850, getting around 285MHps, just added a 6990 for $730AUD (~$770USD), so now im over or around 1GHps.

When this card pays itself off I'll buy another, and continue to reinvest all profits into mining, until either:
A. its no longer profitable, in which case I can sell the hardware at a profit on ebay (except for keeping a kick-ass gaming rig for me);
B. I make enough per day to live confortably off of mining

We shall see...

Don't quit your day job. This sucker has an expiration date on mining. Or hold your coins and pray for $1,500 BTC. Congrats on getting the 6990, seem to be hiding under very large rocks state side.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: minerops on June 13, 2011, 04:29:46 AM
two 6870's and a 5830... 750-800 Mh/s

i am also hosting javascript chess off my apache server: http://74.77.138.186/


by playing a game your cpu mines for me :)

let me know if you have any suggestions, or PM if you are interested in a bitcoin chess tourney


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: cynic on June 13, 2011, 05:17:55 AM
3 days of mining and .5 BTC! looking to make 1 BTC and selling it =P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: demoncrest on June 13, 2011, 06:21:22 AM
Just got a few 6990 rigs dedicated and running today, pulling 2+ Ghash/s atm =]  How is everyone else's progress going?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Kakkoii on June 13, 2011, 06:47:00 AM
Only Dual GTX 460 1GB's at home sadly, pushing around 158Mhash/s combined.
But have about 17 computers with GTX 570's to use for a few hours some days, so will definitely be seeing how much I can pump out with that XD


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: skyhigh on June 13, 2011, 07:13:59 AM
Hey Hey I'm fresh off the boat. Still pretty clueless about everything except some basics that I've picked up yesterday. First I need to read a lot more on the subject, because I see there is tons of people already saying to be careful.


Right now I have 2 questions if anyone could point me to the right direction

who/what determines difficulty and is there an approximate rate I could calculate it for the near term to run the numbers for my farm.

since I'm in Europe prices on 6690 and 5850 are a lot higher than in USA I figured out that I get the most M-hash/sec vs Watt vs price from Sapphire HD 6790, for 130 euros a pop. Thing is I didn't see anyone using this card on a massive scale so I'm not sure if there are any other difficulties with this option.

Is my info for 6790 correct :(at stock)

Approx 220 M-hash/sec
Approx 0.39 ฿/day
150 Watt



Thank you
skyhigh



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Benjie on June 13, 2011, 07:38:22 AM
Mining with 5770 200 MH/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Matrixion on June 13, 2011, 08:25:19 AM
Currently Mining with 2 AMD Cards, 5850 and 5770, ~450Mhash/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Morna on June 13, 2011, 09:50:44 AM
Mining since march to and fro, @ 2GH/s now with 6 gpus.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: latukka on June 13, 2011, 10:31:16 AM
Currently mining with two 5770 @ 400MH/s total


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: magixx on June 13, 2011, 10:55:33 AM
Mining at around 1.5GH/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ruskihitman on June 13, 2011, 04:26:01 PM
mining at 710 mhash/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kenfitz on June 13, 2011, 05:05:48 PM
I am playing with it. I am doing pooled cpu mining with mining.bitcoin.cz. I am only getting like 2.5 Mh/s from both machines combined. I changed the CPUMiner 1.0.1 algorithm slighty to test something, seemed to get results more often, but I can't really tell. I like the idea behind the crypto and computing power. Mostly the computer science behind it as opposed to actually using it. If I could get the equipment to mine faster, I would try it. After about 16 hours of pooled cpu mining, I have 0.00124921 BTC. About $0.03 cents on the current market. It's fun to play with anyway.

Ken


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: NLCJ on June 13, 2011, 05:15:52 PM
I've been mining since a week at 300 Mh/s. I'm planning to buy another video card and slowly expand my mining gear.

I've made 2.46 BTC and participated twice in the BTC lottery, lost 0.21 and won 0.16. :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: dinker on June 13, 2011, 06:41:27 PM
I'm doing partial mining as well.
I game a lot less now that it's actually costing me money to game instead of mining  :-\


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Mortox on June 13, 2011, 06:57:59 PM
I've been mining for about almost 2 weeks.  So far I'm doing about 110Mhash/s each on my two gtx470's.  I have a 6870 on the way to slap into an older rig, and I'll see how that works.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Ekaros on June 13, 2011, 07:10:02 PM
I went for it for a few days, but old 4870 is one generation too old for serious rates... Not going to upgrade just for mining.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: skyscraper on June 13, 2011, 08:22:14 PM
Minig at around 50MH/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: GoldZuGeld on June 13, 2011, 08:35:51 PM
i quickly build a rig with 2x5850 and iam quite happy with it :)
Got over 620mhash/s with it.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 13, 2011, 08:38:38 PM
I'm doing partial mining as well.
I game a lot less now that it's actually costing me money to game instead of mining  :-\

Fire up the Xbox.....LOL!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Economics on June 13, 2011, 09:05:55 PM
CPU Mining for fun (and a few cents profit)!

-E


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: pointbiz on June 15, 2011, 04:17:25 AM
Just got my first rig today.
1x5850

does anyone know if I can mix two different radeon models together on the same motherboard?
I need to find a second card...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: deadon on June 15, 2011, 05:45:21 AM
Not I. Solely focused on trading and the market.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CaseyHeinzism on June 15, 2011, 07:23:07 AM
.. okay so I am a wimpy newbie I am mining a little with bitcoinplus.. as I am not sure about downloading anything quite yet.. - CaseyJH :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Patheos on June 15, 2011, 07:53:54 AM
370Mh/s and been going strong for almost a month with my 1 GPU home computer.  :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BarsMonster on June 15, 2011, 08:18:38 AM
Started this week - at 2.7GHash/sec.
But heat problems and power overload of whole building (3 times since I started - I added like 3KW of consumption with 24/7 conditioner) makes me regret my decision a little.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: computerparts on June 15, 2011, 09:52:43 AM
Started this week - at 2.7GHash/sec.
But heat problems and power overload of whole building (3 times since I started - I added like 3KW of consumption with 24/7 conditioner) makes me regret my decision a little.


Not to burst your bubble but you're probably going to regret it even more when difficulty increases today.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: XPiRX on June 15, 2011, 10:01:28 AM
Just started today, wish I knew about this months ago. Running 5870(OC @ 950/1250) @ 390MHash/s.  Plan on using earned BTC to purchase a 2nd 5870(and another Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Cooler) to improve mining, haha ^_^


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Matarael on June 15, 2011, 10:03:10 AM
630mhash on a 5970.

With the increasing difficulty, I'm kinda glad I chose to buy bitcoin instead of adding a second, third and fourth 5970.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: stevenjs86 on June 15, 2011, 10:11:00 AM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...

I've been mining for about a month


I am brand new! just trying to get my machine up and running. I've got 4 5830 on 2 motherboards. super excited to get everything up and running


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: shaggy101 on June 15, 2011, 10:20:01 AM
Are any of you Miners doing this as a Solo miner?



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Boov on June 15, 2011, 10:40:16 AM
I'm just doing a bit of casual mining on my 6850 crossfire gaming rig.
Started a week ago, only just now have I got 1 BTC :(
I'm slow, although I am only running it for two - three hours a day :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: FractalUniverse on June 15, 2011, 11:28:27 AM
looks like with  difficulty rising it may soon become unprofitable to mine in some countries with high electricity costs. (until BTC value rises as well)

better to relocate your rigs to india  :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CBBlackWolf on June 15, 2011, 12:56:18 PM
I just started less than a week ago. I'm getting about 180-185 Mhash/s with my slightly overclocked 5770.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: lebuen on June 15, 2011, 01:04:18 PM
Started 2 days ago, doing around 1.3 GHash/Sec with 4x5850 (not running at full speed yet, have to improve cooling)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ertrophy on June 15, 2011, 01:07:38 PM
i started since 2 week ago but i use nvidia and that'not good


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 5grainsilver on June 15, 2011, 01:31:16 PM
Thought about it, but pretty sure I am late to this party.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 15, 2011, 01:56:14 PM
i started since 2 week ago but i use nvidia and that'not good

Switch to ATI immediately. But you know this  :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 15, 2011, 01:57:45 PM
Thought about it, but pretty sure I am late to this party.

If the exchange rate rises with difficulty you may not be late.

You may just want to buy BTC as you would invest in ounces of silver (I own both now).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: zerokwel on June 15, 2011, 02:05:50 PM
i get 180mhash on stock with a 5770 just had to add -v -w 128 -f 0. the CCC util for some reason is not overclocking my card so going to have to play around with that later.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Lugard on June 15, 2011, 02:11:20 PM
Im mining... doing about 225 m/h with my main 6830.  Hoping to add a video card to my wifes comp to start mining from there as well... plus better for her games :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: aXe on June 15, 2011, 02:16:19 PM
I'm mining for about a week now, just testing how erverything works

currently running 1 5850 but there will be another Card in there soon

But due to the big difficulty increasement I am not so exited anymore as I was when i started :D...

P.S.: where can i get an invitation for Bitcoinmarket.com
And is it possible that the Total Network Hashes just increased to ~13.000THash/s ? just after difficulty increasemend?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: wndrbr3d on June 15, 2011, 03:21:06 PM
I started earlier this week on my Q6600 with a 295GTX. Needless to say I had Amazon overnight me a 6870 to replace the nVidia card ;)

I'm trying to get ufasoft running on my 24-core Xeon server, but it's giving me issues  :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DarthMagma on June 15, 2011, 03:48:05 PM
Started about a week ago, almost exclusively CPU mining since I'm running mostly low-end nVidia and a get more from the CPUs than the GPUs.  That said, I'm just setting up a couple 6970 rigs and am in the process of optimizing.  I've got a few questions but haven't hit the newbie threshold to post any questions in the relevant mining threads.  Only a couple more to go!  Currently mining at 500-800 MH/s.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Agrajag on June 15, 2011, 04:21:31 PM
Are any of you Miners doing this as a Solo miner?

I was wondering this as well. It'd be nice for some more info on what pools people are using, if at all, with their rigs.

I'm personally thinking of getting a 5850 for an old tower and starting mining. Is it worth solo mining with about 320Mh/s? On the off-chance that you do mine a block solely, that's paid off the card and left you with quite a nice amount more.

Agrajag


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: honeybadger on June 15, 2011, 04:47:15 PM


I just plunked down the cash for 2x 5830. Hopefully Purolator Express gets them here by the weekend. Then I can join your esteemed ranks!

 I wish I had started a year and a half ago when I first heard of BTC mining. Oh well...split milk and all that.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DallasCoinCo on June 15, 2011, 05:00:07 PM
I have been mining about 40%? of the time for 11 days. Received .76 bitcoins so far.
I pool with mining.bitcoin.cz as it's not practical for hobby miners to mine solo.

My setup is a single GTX460 that mines when im not playing vidya games :)

I have spare boards and psu's, as well as a 8800gtx and a hd3850 from older computers that I have started to rebuild to mine.

http://i55.tinypic.com/fc430z.jpg

Also, I mine (process transactions) to contribute to the bitcoin community. It's a win/win :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Byung on June 15, 2011, 07:41:15 PM
I am just about to jump onto the bandwagon :D luckily in my rig right now I have crossfired 5850's


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tehcodez on June 15, 2011, 07:43:22 PM
That mining dog has gone to hunt. If you haven't started, don't.

Given the difficulty, only btc to be mined now is by miners who already have rigs.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Slab Squathrust on June 15, 2011, 07:45:59 PM
I am mining.  Got two 5870s running 24/7 using free electricity! 


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: btcash on June 15, 2011, 08:08:21 PM
I think it is a waste of time and energy to start minig.
Difficulty increases 50% every every two weeks and makes new hadware unprofitable.

The only way for newbies to profit by BitCoins is daytrading or longterm investments.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: optimusprimal on June 15, 2011, 08:59:25 PM
haha yeahhh it's not that smart to go drop a ton of money on equipment if you don't have free elec...

BUUUUUT

I did do something with questionable ethics and i honestly don't care, but i'll do anything in the name of "science" and experimentation :)

Go to Frys Electronics, buy the equipment you need to mine for some serous time, mine for 28 days and return your equipment for full price, minus the intrest you accrued on your CC.

BOOM instant profit, no investment other than elec and intrest.  That'll get you your first high end video card...

at least that's how i did it...

but i already had an amazing mobo and 1200 W psu sitting around....

not a suggestion but just a way to get things done...

rules are there to protect the people who don't understand when to bend them...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: computerparts on June 15, 2011, 09:33:04 PM
haha yeahhh it's not that smart to go drop a ton of money on equipment if you don't have free elec...

BUUUUUT

I did do something with questionable ethics and i honestly don't care, but i'll do anything in the name of "science" and experimentation :)

Go to Frys Electronics, buy the equipment you need to mine for some serous time, mine for 28 days and return your equipment for full price, minus the intrest you accrued on your CC.

BOOM instant profit, no investment other than elec and intrest.  That'll get you your first high end video card...

at least that's how i did it...

but i already had an amazing mobo and 1200 W psu sitting around....

not a suggestion but just a way to get things done...

rules are there to protect the people who don't understand when to bend them...

You reap what you sow. Just pray they don't find out what you're doing.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jalidi on June 15, 2011, 11:44:15 PM
First found out about this like first week of June.

Wish I had known about it earlier, but I've been running my 6970 since about the 8th when I figured out pool mining.

Sucks that the difficulty went up, I went from 2/3's of a coin just under 1/2 a coin a day, running about 380 Mhash/sec.

Even coming in at this late stage in the game should let you recoup at hardware investment costs. I'm building a new Crosshair V system with three 6970's (maybe 1.2 Ghash/sec) and I'm fairly certain that I'll break even on it and have a nice gaming system all paid for in the end if the market doesn't totally collapse between now and the end of the summer.

I was debating solo mining but I think I'm going to stick to pooled mining after the difficulty increase. And it's going to increase every two weeks, they say? The party is not yet over, but we're definitely late. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Adiamante on June 16, 2011, 12:09:39 AM
Yeah..I downloaded some of the software (Bitcoin,GUIminer) a day ago and set it loose, but I'm not sure if it even working. I know I have an ATI Radeon 4200 card, but not sure if it even being used.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Phuimin on June 16, 2011, 12:11:30 AM
I first found out about Bitcoin sometime during early winter, back in 2010. A friend at my university told me about it, and managed to get me interested. I put my server computer to work and mined for a while before I got too lazy about it, thinking it wasn't really worthwhile. Now I regret that decision.

Since then, I 'rediscovered' Bitcoin early this month, as the value had increased by quite a bit. I set two computers to mine, one with a 5870 and another with a 5850, but I was in a bit of a hurry to go visit my parents and attend a funeral, so I was unable to optimize the setup properly before I left town. Regardless, I can reach roughly 600 - 700 (5870 at 310 - 360, 5850 at 290 - 340) megahashes per second without a lot of optimizations, so there's that. Tomorrow I'll finally be returning to my own apartment, though, and I can start fiddling around.

I managed to set this up on 11.06.11, but there has been some downtime every now and then. Regardless, I've managed to acquire 2.5 bitcoins since then.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Travis on June 16, 2011, 12:17:02 AM
I'm not, don't have the proper hardware. Maybe I will in the future if I ever upgrade to a nice gaming rig.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bentov on June 16, 2011, 12:38:56 AM
I was planning on starting tonight, but I'm having a problem with getting diablominer to work with my mac pro...4 more posts to go...

--bentov


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 88bitcoins on June 16, 2011, 12:41:01 AM
I am mining.  Got two 5870s running 24/7 using free electricity! 

I just started mining too (with two 5830s), but have to pay for electricity :-(

Even so, imho it's still worth mining - at least for me I can always use the equipment for actual graphics work.

I've also ascribed to having multiple sources of income. At one point, all my little streams of income amounted to a decent monthly income. It's surprising how $100-450/month on multiple monthly incomes really add up.

I opted out of corp/mainstream work and lifestyle a while ago and have never regretted it. Bitcoin mining is just another (little) stream for now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Adiamante on June 16, 2011, 12:42:14 AM
I have been mining about 40%? of the time for 11 days. Received .76 bitcoins so far.
I pool with mining.bitcoin.cz as it's not practical for hobby miners to mine solo.

My setup is a single GTX460 that mines when im not playing vidya games :)

I have spare boards and psu's, as well as a 8800gtx and a hd3850 from older computers that I have started to rebuild to mine.

http://i55.tinypic.com/fc430z.jpg

Also, I mine (process transactions) to contribute to the bitcoin community. It's a win/win :D



What is that compared to an ATI Radeon 4200? My window shows the same amount of blocks as yours but only 8 connections and nothing in the display. Mine just looks..well..blank. I have a feeling that I may have set mine up incorrectly.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Phuimin on June 16, 2011, 01:44:22 AM
... large image here ...

If you really are paranoid about those transactions, you should blur the dates and times as well. They could be used to track down these transactions on blockexplorer (http://blockexplorer.com). It wouldn't be easy, of course, but it's doable. Still, if you want to remain safe. You know. You can never know who could be out to get you.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Auspician on June 16, 2011, 01:48:47 AM
Just started mining a couple weeks ago.  Finally got my duel non-reference 6950's set up, mining 555 Mhash/s.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kuloch on June 16, 2011, 01:49:20 AM
I've occasionally read about Bitcoin over the past couple months on Slashdot, so yesterday I figured I'd start playing around with it.  Conveniently, I have a Radeon HD 5850 that usually sits idle.  I have just over 0.1 BTC from slush's pool after mining most of today (with another 0.1 in estimated + unconfirmed), and nearly 0.03 from being on deepbit's pool for a while last night.  Not getting rich any time soon, but I'm curious to see how this all pans out.

I'm curious how many of the hardcore miners over the past several months have blown out their video cards.  I went with the suggestion of underclocking, dropping my memory speed from 1000 Mhz to 500 Mhz and the core from 725 Mhz to 550 Mhz.  Dropping the core speed gives me a performance hit, but is that worthwhile to further keep temperatures down?  I know that excessive heat is often what kills hardware that's pushed for performance.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: somebadger on June 16, 2011, 01:50:10 AM
you can +1 since i'm a newbie miner :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Tim the Magician on June 16, 2011, 01:56:51 AM
I'm planning to start mining this weekend.. I have a lot of computer parts laying around but I unfortunatly always favored Nvidia cards.. I've an ATX card and some fans coming from Newegg this friday so I'm going to try mining out.  Its too bad all the good cards are so hard to get.  :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Chimel on June 16, 2011, 02:08:33 AM
Been mining for a few days only, since the recent media articles on bitcoin.
My Nvidia 8800GTX was the shit 4 years ago, at $500-600, but it mines at only 26 MH/s, miner software are optimized only for Radeon's stream processors, not Nvidia CUDA.

I was planning to build a new PC later this year, might as well do it now, using Radeon cards this time.
I'd love to use 2-3 6990s but they are out of stock, so I'll aim for 1 GH/s instead of 2.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Tim the Magician on June 16, 2011, 02:20:28 AM
I was planning to build a new PC later this year, might as well do it now, using Radeon cards this time.
I'd love to use 2-3 6990s but they are out of stock, so I'll aim for 1 GH/s instead of 2.

I know.. every card I look for is sold out everywhere.  I hope its not all bitcoin miners buying them all because the difficulty is going to go through the roof.

I'm building a mining rig now.. I already had a pretty decent gaming PC but with an Nvidia card so I am not even going to try mining with that.  Plus its got way too much CPU and hard drives I don't want to burn up.  It seems like purpose built miners where you downclock everything but the GPU to save watts is the way to go.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: seppohovi on June 16, 2011, 02:53:45 AM
would like to mine


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BarsMonster on June 16, 2011, 03:02:17 AM
Started this week - at 2.7GHash/sec.
But heat problems and power overload of whole building (3 times since I started - I added like 3KW of consumption with 24/7 conditioner) makes me regret my decision a little.


Not to burst your bubble but you're probably going to regret it even more when difficulty increases today.

Nah, this is expected :-)
Power and heat problems are being tackled meanwhile, moving half computing power to my hometown in another country this weekend ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Gdawg on June 16, 2011, 04:05:05 AM
That is one way to do it. I just started too and hope to pay for my cards and maybe a little more. I was going to buy the card anyways so this is a win-win situation for me.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Departure on June 16, 2011, 04:24:21 AM
just bought 3 x 6990's(2000 MH/s) to start mining(haven't set it up yet), I think im too late tho' I just calculated with the difficulty increase it is going to take awhile to break even on the 3 cards .... :( plus of cause electricity costs. I would suggest to buy bitcoins instead of buying equipment for mining...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: computerparts on June 16, 2011, 04:37:06 AM
just bought 3 x 6990's(2000 MH/s) to start mining(haven't set it up yet), I think im too late tho' I just calculated with the difficulty increase it is going to take awhile to break even on the 3 cards .... :( plus of cause electricity costs. I would suggest to buy bitcoins instead of buying equipment for mining...

That's been said for a while now but no one takes it seriously, thus the large difficulty increase.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: cartwright on June 16, 2011, 04:39:36 AM
I started mining in May.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Tim the Magician on June 16, 2011, 04:41:19 AM
just bought 3 x 6990's(2000 MH/s) to start mining(haven't set it up yet), I think im too late tho' I just calculated with the difficulty increase it is going to take awhile to break even on the 3 cards .... :( plus of cause electricity costs. I would suggest to buy bitcoins instead of buying equipment for mining...

That's been said for a while now but no one takes it seriously, thus the large difficulty increase.

It seems like there would be an incentive for current miners to discourage new miners in order to slow down difficulty increases so I take all the doom and gloom predictions with a grain of salt


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tavi on June 16, 2011, 05:15:34 AM
1Mh/s on a laptop in some pool didn't make me rich just yet.  >:(
I gotta start pushing "how to become rich and wealthy btc miner" seminars instead, me thinks.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: iopq on June 16, 2011, 07:22:40 AM
Mining namecoins at 110Mhash/sec


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Departure on June 16, 2011, 07:26:34 AM
just bought 3 x 6990's(2000 MH/s) to start mining(haven't set it up yet), I think im too late tho' I just calculated with the difficulty increase it is going to take awhile to break even on the 3 cards .... :( plus of cause electricity costs. I would suggest to buy bitcoins instead of buying equipment for mining...

That's been said for a while now but no one takes it seriously, thus the large difficulty increase.

It seems like there would be an incentive for current miners to discourage new miners in order to slow down difficulty increases so I take all the doom and gloom predictions with a grain of salt

Actually if you take it as a "Fact" you will be a lot better off... doesn't take much to find these stats out your self....

as a matter of fact you stated a "Fact" your self with the difficulty increasing, Saying that it is still making a profit for those who have already broke even with there equipment investment, but new people buying equipment... well its a fact that it wont make you quick money and should pray that the value doesn't drop. Also it has been noted many times this spike is just a bubble... at the end of the day there wont be less miners so the difficulty will stay the same or increase, but it will never drop, I don't see why current miners who have paid there investment would want to stop(decrease the difficulty) while they are still making a slight profit after power expenses. As for buying bit coins.. If your a gambler and feel lucky then go ahead and buy them, it will make your more money than mining..


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: shiprat on June 16, 2011, 09:24:23 AM
I've been mining for about three weeks.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nixpins on June 16, 2011, 09:33:13 AM
Started mining off and on about a year ago, back when CPUs were actually still useful.
Currently mining at ~300Mhash/s with a 5830, and planning on throwing together another rig soonish.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Artlav on June 16, 2011, 09:38:49 AM
Was mining back in spring 2010, got 100 coins over a week with default CPU miner, eventually abandoned this as a waste of time...
Not the smartest decision, considering that i work at a place where i could easily get access to superclusters.
Well, you can't turn hindsight around.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Madehimself on June 16, 2011, 10:21:31 AM
Started mining yesterday at about 720 mhs. Seems like it's going at about a little better than a coin a day when I'm pool mining. Just doing it as a hobby, I'll be happy if it pays off the 2 6970's I bought. That would be a sweet bonus.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Wuked on June 16, 2011, 12:06:23 PM
For newbies who want to mine, but don't know how to get started, I've written this guide to help you :

https://mineco.in/beginners_guide_to_pooled_bitcoin_mining


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: smackdaddy on June 16, 2011, 02:29:28 PM
Good luck finding video cards in stock for reasonable prices. :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: clint25n on June 16, 2011, 02:43:58 PM
Looking forward to starting. My UPS delivery cannot get here soon enough!
Currently mining at 56Mh :((


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: wyze on June 16, 2011, 02:58:58 PM
Looking forward to starting. My UPS delivery cannot get here soon enough!
Currently mining at 56Mh :((

I hear you there man. I have a GTX 460 that I am getting 80Mh/s out of and a 8800 GTX that is only getting about 29Mh/s.

I ordered a 6950 for $209.99, but it wouldn't boot into Windows or Linux, I RMA'd that and it should arrive back to Newegg.com tomorrow so I am looking to get my replacement by Wednesday next week.
I also ordered a 5830 for $109.99 from Newegg.com when they were in stock, I got lucky. That one will arrive today! I am so excited. This one will replace the 8800 GTX.
I'm getting a used computer for free tomorrow from a friend that runs a computer shop which is where the 6950 will go.
I won't be replacing the GTX 460 because it is my main computer which I also use for gaming.

Then I will go from 110Mh/s combined to about 650-700Mh/s combined.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nuclearstar on June 16, 2011, 04:34:47 PM
Ive been mining for about a week now properly.
Its kinda interesting to me and it is a safe way for me to learn a bit about market trading ect as I have always been interested in trading on the real world markets.
who knows, one day maybe I will be a stock broker :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Yatta99 on June 16, 2011, 04:43:33 PM
Looking forward to starting. My UPS delivery cannot get here soon enough!
Currently mining at 56Mh :((

My UPS guy got here yesterday, but it came with bad news.

Pulled my shiny new Radeon out of the box, opened my case, and slammed that puppy home. Then I went to hook up the pci-e power to it and IT WASN'T THERE! Crappy Dell had no connection for pci-e power and I didn't think to look before hand  >:(  Found a nice replacement that will fit my box but now I need to come up with another $75 for it  :( In the meantime I'm mining with a Nvidia 210 which is so slow that I'd probably do better mining with a slide rule  ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Ansem on June 16, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
Well since my laptop is mining at about 1500 khash/s it's not worth it..


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Uncle Scrooge on June 16, 2011, 05:40:39 PM
I'm using a collection of older motherboards and video cards for mining.

I've found that my ati 4850 needs additional cooling so I bought a artic cooling vga cooler to tame it. It was running at 108 C on the the stock cooler. :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nameless on June 16, 2011, 05:49:15 PM
i am thinking mining for a while, just dont have much encouragement...but now i figure it out that even bitcoin collapses, i still have a good graphic card for gaming, thats enough for me...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nixpins on June 16, 2011, 06:04:10 PM
My UPS guy got here yesterday, but it came with bad news.

Pulled my shiny new Radeon out of the box, opened my case, and slammed that puppy home. Then I went to hook up the pci-e power to it and IT WASN'T THERE! Crappy Dell had no connection for pci-e power and I didn't think to look before hand  >:(  Found a nice replacement that will fit my box but now I need to come up with another $75 for it  :( In the meantime I'm mining with a Nvidia 210 which is so slow that I'd probably do better mining with a slide rule  ;D


No luck with 4-pin molex -> 6-pin PCIe adapters? That sucks, I feel for you man. There's very little worse-feeling than coming to the end of a project and getting waylaid by some small, seemingly meaningless detail that was nevertheless overlooked.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: paisan on June 16, 2011, 06:22:35 PM
I'm a newbie and I'm mining and it is a disaster.
I have

Macbook Pro with GeForce 9600M and GeForce 9400M
Mac Mini with GeForce 320M
Desktop Computer with GeForce 8800GTX

I need to replace that desktop card ASAP.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: dutt on June 16, 2011, 06:31:36 PM
I really don't think there is any money in mining at this point. You are better off just buying coins.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: relm9 on June 16, 2011, 06:48:39 PM
I've been mining for a month. 6970 and a 5830 pushing around 650MHash/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: spoon on June 16, 2011, 06:59:15 PM
I was mining for about a week on an older nvidia card and a core 2 duo. Just got my new video card and it's going 5 times as fast and that's without trying any tweaks.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: shamathana on June 16, 2011, 07:21:28 PM
the electricity prices are high, btc prices kinda crashed, i have only geforce graphic cards, difficulty is rising so its not looking that bright. and getting a new pc(my old one is still quite good except at mining) will cost at least 500€, so it's quite an expensive gamble i'm not willing to take.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Yatta99 on June 16, 2011, 07:24:34 PM
No luck with 4-pin molex -> 6-pin PCIe adapters? That sucks, I feel for you man. There's very little worse-feeling than coming to the end of a project and getting waylaid by some small, seemingly meaningless detail that was nevertheless overlooked.

It's an Optiplex 745 so it only has SATA connectors, no molex connectors. It's always that last little detail that gets you  :-\ The spare psu I have laying around does have a PCIe connector, but it's only 250w. Trying to mine with that and any (semi) serious card and the computer would likely burn down, fall over, and sink into the swamp  ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Bleak Morn on June 16, 2011, 07:28:05 PM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...

I've been mining for about a month


Getting about 0.02 BTC a day at 16,400 Khash/s.

I'm more of a services-sector kind of guy, so I don't really have plans to enhance my rig.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Sydetracked on June 16, 2011, 07:36:26 PM
I started mining about 2 weeks ago.  I got a radeon 6850 and I get ~200M#'s.  Its okay I guess.  I make about 1btc every 3 to 4 days on Deepbit.  almost at 6 now.  I don't run it 24/7 though.  I tend to mess with settings.  I got it up to 235M# with overclocking but I had to keep the fan at 100% to keep the temp stable.  It ran hot (about 70 degrees) so I turned off the OC.  I'd rather not burn out the card.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Miner SiX on June 16, 2011, 08:11:02 PM
I'm mining second week now. Didin't go crazy and buy highend mining rig for this, just using the spare clock cycles of my gaming pc. It gets ~400 Mhash/s with oc'd 6950@6970 radeon. The market is too risky for me to invest a dime for except electricity, but I made about 100 usd at first week while mining BTC. Now the system is pointed towards namecoins, those seems to give better returns with current trading rates.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BlueThursday on June 16, 2011, 08:19:45 PM
Based on the exponential growth in difficulty, one would have to assume that quite a lot of newbies are mining.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: italeffect on June 16, 2011, 08:41:26 PM
Yes certainly a lot of new folks have gotten in the game, likely without considering the costs, difficulty increases, and volatility in exchanges, looking to make quick $.
 I'm doing it for fun with very little startup costs (had a bunch of spare parts/ old gaming rigs) and if there is some money in it down the road that will be a nice bonus.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 16, 2011, 08:48:36 PM
Based on the exponential growth in difficulty, one would have to assume that quite a lot of newbies are mining.

That and existing miners adding to their rigs. Getting into mining is like trying to open up a burger joint with your friends next to a McDonald's. Better have the goods. And that includes iron guts. But don't immediately move to discouragement. Look at namecoin mining as well.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: InstaGx on June 16, 2011, 08:54:21 PM
I started last Friday with mining. My HD 5770 does 200 MH/s @ 960Mhz.
Another 5770 currently on the way.

Let's hope the price will rise again!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 16, 2011, 10:26:48 PM
I started last Friday with mining. My HD 5770 does 200 MH/s @ 960Mhz.
Another 5770 currently on the way.

Let's hope the price will rise again!

Remember though that higher prices brings more miners which leads to greater difficulty yielding less BTC which means you make less..........     :-\


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Skeenz on June 16, 2011, 11:41:44 PM
I don't think there's any "real" newbie community.
We are all part of the larger bitcoin community, with the only difference being that we have to wait for our n00b status to be lost before we can post in the other sections.  8)

Having said that, I've been mining long before I even created an account on the Bitcoin forums.  ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: WebMonkey on June 16, 2011, 11:51:33 PM
i'm uber new to mining.

started less than a week ago with a 4870 i already had.
that went away and helped buy a 6970.
it's doing the average for a 6970.  just underclocked the memory.

have tried 3 pools and the first 2 were fine, the one i'm on now, i'll hold on untill the round is over then i'm pretty sure i'll head back to one of the first two :)

interesting.

'monkey


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: taqistan on June 17, 2011, 12:08:52 AM
I have been mining for about a week now..earned one whole Bitcoin.  At least I am covering the cost of electricity. 


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Kax0 on June 17, 2011, 12:46:46 AM
Been mining for 2 weeks now, already thinking on buying about 800-1GH/sec... i dont if its still worth buying mining rigs.. seems unpredictable


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: k00p4tr00p4 on June 17, 2011, 12:56:36 AM
300 MHashes/s on ATI Radeon 6950.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Dacm4n on June 17, 2011, 02:24:21 AM
I've been mining off an on for about week and a half at 30mhash and I've earned around 0.30btc.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Randall Flagg on June 17, 2011, 02:26:29 AM
i mine about 90M with GPU only (ati 5770 on mac), it not worth mining with my CPU even if it is a Quad Xeon 2.8ghz, it go less than 10M so why mining...?

I don't understand how people can go over 150 or 200M with that card... i've tried installing Linux without success on my mac :(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: anonymoususer1936 on June 17, 2011, 02:49:04 AM
I'm mining at about 30 MHashes/second on my stalwart 8800 GTS. Some day, far in the future, I will have 1 bit coin.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: finnthecelt on June 17, 2011, 02:51:46 AM
I'm mining at about 30 MHashes/second on my stalwart 8800 GTS. Some day, far in the future, I will have 1 bit coin.

You could buy one from Mt. Gox tomorrow...... :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CBBlackWolf on June 17, 2011, 02:57:19 AM
I managed to get one of my friends to start mining as well. His 4870 isn't getting him all that much though.

As far as my mining goes, I've been trying to push my 5770's overclock. At 960 MHz on the core, I can get a bit over 200 Mhash/s if I use the -f1 flag or similar in addition to -v and -w128.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: hi on June 17, 2011, 02:57:56 AM
Ditto,..I have been mining longer than I have been member of this forum.

Hi


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Jayjay04 on May 28, 2013, 10:16:35 PM
Starting a month ago mining at 16mh, I luckaly found a 5850 at a low price and now approx 500mh with 4 computers...
Still searching a way to improve my gear at a low price... if someone can help me  ;) please say it !


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: rdrdigital on May 28, 2013, 10:29:21 PM
im mining some alternative currencies as my setup didnt get much btc anymore. for me right now its more cost effective to buy btc rather then mine it!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: fewerlaws on May 28, 2013, 10:42:01 PM
I'm mining.  700MH/s with 2 video cards.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Mataman on May 28, 2013, 11:29:01 PM
Not yet, I'd like to though.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: LatinaPride on May 28, 2013, 11:32:00 PM
Thats a pretty tremendous bump, it jumped almost 2 years! I thought it was crazy to hear someone saying they got one bitcoin in a few days.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Preschoolv2 on May 28, 2013, 11:34:29 PM
mining with a couple cards.. Looking to sell 1 or 2 early BFL preorders tho. (60gh)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: domtasc on May 28, 2013, 11:40:34 PM
Started about a week ago, which I would have started sooner.  Mining about a BTC a day at 650Mhash/s. 

How much did your mining rig cost you?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: domtasc on May 28, 2013, 11:42:34 PM
I'm mining.  700MH/s with 2 video cards.

Hey. Which cards are you using if you don't mind? I'm getting very interested in mining


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CUbit on May 29, 2013, 12:38:37 AM
I'm @ ~ 100-120kh/s with 1 GPU and 20CPUs total.

I'm hoping to find a 7970 for mining/IOMMU on my 1U server, mostly for testing/learning.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: K4T13 on May 29, 2013, 12:44:24 AM
I'm mining alt coins at 190kh/s (scrpyt) Hoping I get lucky and pick a good coin before it goes to a market.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kapolo on May 29, 2013, 12:58:31 AM
it is a great way to attempt paying off a new gaming rig. if it does not work out


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: smw232 on May 29, 2013, 01:19:08 AM
Hey guys, I'm trying to get into mining but need a lil tutorial on what equipment to get first any tips?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nomnomnom on May 29, 2013, 01:38:29 AM
Started about a week ago, which I would have started sooner.  Mining about a BTC a day at 650Mhash/s. 

How much did your mining rig cost you?

This Topic is from 2011, today 650 MH/s mines ~0.03 BTC per day (http://www.alloscomp.com/bitcoin/calculator)  8)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: iram9099 on May 29, 2013, 01:39:10 AM
Mining here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: xb1tco1nx on May 29, 2013, 03:16:31 AM
Started about a week ago, almost exclusively CPU mining since I'm running mostly low-end nVidia and a get more from the CPUs than the GPUs.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: xRUFUSx on May 29, 2013, 05:09:50 AM
I learned about crypto-mining through the hardware enthusiast community.  I stopped playing video games because my GPU has better things to do now :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ben62884 on May 29, 2013, 06:56:29 AM
Started mining 4 days ago.  Mining at 590/mh  and have another GPU of the same caliber on the way, so will be doubling my hashing rate in the next 2 days.  Really want to get the ball rolling on litecoin though, i hear its worth doing that, more profitable than bitcoin for GPU miners


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: |D0C| on May 29, 2013, 08:10:46 AM
I learned about crypto-mining through the hardware enthusiast community.  I stopped playing video games because my GPU has better things to do now :)
lol same here!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Dunkelheit773 on May 29, 2013, 02:20:14 PM
I started mining in May.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BinaryTristar on May 29, 2013, 03:24:52 PM
Mining at a slow pace at the moment, ordered better hardware and also working on a few software development efforts on other boards.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: iram9072 on May 29, 2013, 03:44:38 PM
I'm mining here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Crunchysocks on May 29, 2013, 03:46:50 PM
been mining for a little while, currently right at 2 gh/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ivanb on May 29, 2013, 03:59:14 PM
Im Mining Bitcoins with bintminter to at 520 Mhs - 240Watt an hour. But mabe only for a feew more weeks, because Im expecting the the difficulty to rise, due to asic miners.

Then I think I switch to an alternate scrypt based coin.
Cheers


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: rhaddad on May 29, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
Looking to get into asic mining.

The math is good, real good.

Still need a few more posts to get in on the group buy


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: sana8410 on May 29, 2013, 04:28:52 PM
Mining powercoin now with 2mh/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ezcoin on May 29, 2013, 04:47:01 PM
Mine EZCoin, you can collect plenty with your CPU at the moment:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219308.new


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: clin407 on May 29, 2013, 06:00:19 PM
Mining litecoin with 1250 KH/sec. hoping to increase with another card.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kevindeangelis on May 29, 2013, 06:16:21 PM
Mine EZCoin, you can collect plenty with your CPU at the moment:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219308.new


I set up a site last week that lists type of coins and what profit you'd make with your hashing speeds (either scrypt or sha) - www.WhereToMine.com (http://www.WhereToMine.com) - it's new, so, let me know what you think!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bitstrong on May 29, 2013, 06:22:42 PM
I'm crazy enough to try to get my hands on one of these butterflylabs units.  I think it's pretty unlikely that it will work out, but I'm here for the experimentation.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: yunixon on May 29, 2013, 06:34:26 PM
Who want to up hashrate mining - welcome to myminer.info


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bitcoinchecker on May 29, 2013, 06:46:10 PM
Any of you miners wanna buy a nice T-shirt?

Hve a look at the second one here ... http://thevillageidiotme.ipage.com/shop.html



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BinaryTristar on May 29, 2013, 07:31:59 PM
I'm crazy enough to try to get my hands on one of these butterflylabs units.  I think it's pretty unlikely that it will work out, but I'm here for the experimentation.



I have a few on order, we will see what happens. Meanwhile have some funds for an alternate vendor too. I have a feeling the China clones will roll in before the holidays in droves.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: weefsat on May 29, 2013, 07:39:45 PM
My PC crashes for some reason every time I try to mine. My GPU isn't that bad either. Owell.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: profkuru on May 29, 2013, 07:58:39 PM
I have been mining for a few months now at between 300 and 750 MH/S depending on whether I have both my PCs running or not. Thinking of investing in an asic sometime soon  :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: beoswind on May 29, 2013, 08:06:40 PM
I start mining over 10 days ago and already mined 31 LTC

My miner get 3 LTC/day at 2Mh/s

http://s13.postimg.org/ftqvo7n3r/2ghs_small_no.jpg

http://s15.postimg.org/trqa0138b/DSC00798.jpg


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: mdbssm on May 29, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...


2 months. 7970 + 7990, 2.012 GH/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Preschoolv2 on May 29, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...


2 months. 7970 + 7990, 2.012 GH/s


7990's are beautys man. Very nice.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: neoranga on June 04, 2013, 09:59:31 PM
I'm also mining just for the fun of it with CPU+GPU not even at max. (around 2MH/s), it's not for the amount of bitcoins but I understand this helps secure and distribute the network by putting my little grain of sand, so the miner is my new background app on the PC like the clock but much more social ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: wopwop on June 04, 2013, 10:01:59 PM
I'm also mining just for the fun of it with CPU+GPU not even at max. (around 2MH/s), it's not for the amount of bitcoins but I understand this helps secure and distribute the network by putting my little grain of sand, so the miner is my new background app on the PC like the clock but much more social ;)
did you ask your parents that you could waste their money?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: neoranga on June 04, 2013, 10:05:26 PM
I'm also mining just for the fun of it with CPU+GPU not even at max. (around 2MH/s), it's not for the amount of bitcoins but I understand this helps secure and distribute the network by putting my little grain of sand, so the miner is my new background app on the PC like the clock but much more social ;)
did you ask your parents that you could waste their money?
I don't consider running the miner in the background while I use the computer a reasonable waste, I still turn off the computer when I go to sleep.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Weppel on June 04, 2013, 10:08:33 PM
Going to start up mining with a few USB miners. Let's see how it goes from there!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: MargaretsDream on June 04, 2013, 10:09:05 PM
I tried to mine with my GPU, but after I used profit calculator I stopped beause i feel it is not worth it  :D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tuntap on June 04, 2013, 10:40:27 PM
I'm mining since Sept 2012 with 4x5850, waiting for Avalon chips ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: eCurrencyTrader on June 04, 2013, 10:56:52 PM
I tried mining with an old PC with a GeForce 8600. Gave up after I made 0.001 or less BTC in 2 days.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kevindeangelis on June 05, 2013, 12:23:15 AM
I just received my 7950 in the mail yesterday and today I'm going to go pick up a new PSU ... hopefully tonight I can start mining!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: theBee2112 on June 05, 2013, 01:11:10 AM
7950's are the way to go.

Been mining for about 4 months now, running a few rigs...
Though I have a feeling at the end of summer, GPU mining will be pointless. Pick up some cheap FPGAs!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ZipTheRip on June 05, 2013, 01:33:13 AM
where can you get real cheap FPGA?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: CDI on June 05, 2013, 03:59:23 AM
I AM:)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: KizunaAikawa on June 05, 2013, 04:35:40 AM
I've been mining litecoin for awhile and switched to bitcoin (til the big jump).
Messed up with the hardware and bought 3x 5770s.. should've went with 1 7950 or something instead.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: mortis304 on June 13, 2013, 04:33:26 AM
been mining for a couple of months....can't make much with my 100 MH/s. :-/


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: PeterB on June 13, 2013, 04:35:52 AM
All of us!  :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kevindeangelis on June 13, 2013, 04:44:39 AM
I bought a new 7950, but using it in an old system... getting bout 500kh/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Squambler on January 03, 2014, 02:28:45 AM
Started mining a few months ago, its been rough


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: eaureliano on January 03, 2014, 03:44:08 AM
In BTCGuild

With CPU
Intel Core2Quad Q9400
12.06 MHash/s                          4 CPU threads

With GPU
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB DD XXX
0.254 GHash/s                          1 GPU Cayman


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 23940103 on January 03, 2014, 04:00:47 AM
i mine for fun at really low khash (doge, moon)

rather invest into the coins than buy the hardware

the only coin worth investing into hardware is probably bitcoins (if you can get Ths)


spend 1k on a graphics card or buy a thousands of each type of coin

don't put all your eggs in one basket! ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: pgminer01 on January 03, 2014, 04:13:28 AM
mining for 1 weeks using bi*fury and usb erupter , 0.01 for 3 days ... no ROI , just for fun ...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Gecko_3 on January 03, 2014, 04:27:18 AM
3 week old newbie miner here and enjoying every minute of it :).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Munz77 on January 03, 2014, 04:54:10 AM
6 weeks old and mining at 3GH


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: plunk on January 03, 2014, 05:00:37 AM
Of course! I started on BTC, then LTC, PPC, and now DOGE


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: timewave0 on January 03, 2014, 05:12:26 AM
I mine altcoins with Middlecoin on my 270X (wanted a 280X but couldn't find one) and a CPU in a different machine. I figure the energy isn't wasted if I'd be heating anyway.

Last year I mined BTC with slush, mostly on CPUs. I made about a bitnickel before I couldn't complete shares and didn't need the heat. Actually, I still have about ~0.0027 that I'll probably never be able to claim because I can't mine the balance of a bitcent.

Offtopic rant: this is my third time typing this post. The first time I got automatically logged out. The second time I apparently hadn't waited long enough between posts. This time I'm copying my post before attempting again.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: dwights on January 03, 2014, 06:03:00 AM
I mine with several.  My first miner was my original NES.  I used to play Super Mario Bros 3 in college on this baby.  I modded it similarly to retrominer.

I also have a modded XBox overclocked to 2.718GHz.  I cool it by immersing it in Fluorinert with a peltier junction on the CPU and a impeller forcing the fluid over the heat sink.  The Fluorinert is circulated through our 3,000 gallon cistern to dissipate heat.

I have other less interesting miners.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: KcLKcL on January 03, 2014, 06:26:09 AM
I'm mining Dogecoin on my spare time, not getting much profit though :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 03, 2014, 06:29:35 AM
For those who like alt coins and would like an automatic profit-switching pool like Middlecoin, but without automatic conversion to BTC, there is Multipool.us (https://www.multipool.us) with a friendly user interface.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: timewave0 on January 03, 2014, 06:38:03 AM
I mine with several.  My first miner was my original NES...I modded it similarly to retrominer.
I have some handcoded assembly to do SHA-256 on a z80, if you're interested in retro mining. I had considered setting up my TI-83, but I was too lazy to implement the I/O.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: antonio8 on January 03, 2014, 06:51:59 AM
I have only been miming for about 2 weeks now and really just starting to figure things out.

My goal is to learn to solo mine with cudaminer. I know that nvidia isn't the best but this is just something that I would like to learn.

I do have 4 amd cards mining also.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: RomanMercury on January 03, 2014, 06:56:25 AM
All newbie's will attempt to mine!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: KiloWatts on January 03, 2014, 06:57:00 AM
Been mining since March 2012 with my lil' ol nvidia GTX 680.  It's not much, but it pulls 330k/hash with cudaminer, and I can use my computer at the same time  :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 03, 2014, 07:21:28 AM
I used cudaminer and minerd to learn how it works. Have a couple of Radeons on order to mine Litecoin and heat up the apartment for the next several months. And will probably get a nice Lian-Li full tower while I'm at it.

prolom.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: _Miracle on January 03, 2014, 07:36:06 AM
Brand spankin' newbie. I'm mining @48ghash in a pool (See? Bet I didn't even write that right ;-).
Been studying everything that's tied to the financials of bitcoin, from how it will effect the global economy to how I'll end up claiming it on my taxes.
At the moment this is an experiment/hobby. Am I hoping to realize enough gain to deal with the pain of a large taxable event..heck yeah.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 03, 2014, 07:48:10 AM
I'm new to this just over a month since I made the choice to buy the equipment for my first rig and only been mining about 3 weeks now. my first rig specs below running BAMT off a thumb drive, initially I had it in an open air case but about to try and fit it into a milk crate with extenders to help maintain a lower temperature. My second rig just got here yesterday and currently only has 2 of the R9 280x gigabyte cards in it hashing at 700-720 each. I'm waiting on some ASUS cards that are supposed to hit around 740 or so to finish out the rig. I've also fired up cudaminer on my gtx780 in my regular comp and it pulls around 400-600khs oddly enough this is only when I have an online game patching screen opened in the back ground. If I don't have it up before I start it it only hashes at around 140. So I've got some work to do to figure out why. Any thoughts would be great.


Sempron 145  processor
4Gb ddr3 ram
4x R9 280 XFX DDs (got em for $299.00 before they jumped in price)
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970
RAIDMAX RX-1200AE 1200W ATX12V
Average hash rate 2400-2800


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: andycee on January 03, 2014, 07:55:47 AM
Been mining for over a year, and still consider myself new to this, there is --SO-- much to learn !

Luckily the mining community is really helpful and there is lots of resource out there.

Started mining BTC whilst it was still profitable with a mixture of cards..whatever I could get my hands on...5850's...5870's etc...

Then moved on to altcoins being mined on 5xGigabyte 7950's...totally the best cards I ever spent money on - £150 on ebay and a solid 650Kh/s with minimal tweaking. Now they are going for stupid money on ebay, so thats the end of that !

R9 280Xs are the next card of choice for me. Not sure which brand yet as there is still unbelievably little stock in the UK, so it will be whatever I can get. Just built an open frame 'carpenters PC'  :D so will be filling that with 6 of these bad boys.

I'm not even thinking about my electricity bill. I'm justifying this at the moment by what I spend on electricity, I'm saving on gas for the heating  of my flat :P

...and yes...my girlfriend just LOVES my flat constantly sounding like an airport !!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 03, 2014, 08:12:12 AM
I've also fired up cudaminer on my gtx780 in my regular comp and it pulls around 400-600khs oddly enough this is only when I have an online game patching screen opened in the back ground. If I don't have it up before I start it it only hashes at around 140.

Could you elaborate on that? I would love to speed up my cudaminer....  However it does sound very suspicious. Online game patching screen?

prolom.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 03, 2014, 08:31:28 AM
Not sure which brand yet as there is still unbelievably little stock in the UK, so it will be whatever I can get. Just built an open frame 'carpenters PC'  :D so will be filling that with 6 of these bad boys.

Not only in the US - worldwide. I bet AMD are scratching their heads, this might be the best thing that happened to them since who knows when, Thunderbird or something.

BTW, why most rigs are open frame? The conventional wisdom in my old PC building days was that the airflow inside an aluminum box reduces the heat considerably compared to components just sitting outside with their own fans.

prolom.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: andycee on January 03, 2014, 08:41:46 AM
Not sure which brand yet as there is still unbelievably little stock in the UK, so it will be whatever I can get. Just built an open frame 'carpenters PC'  :D so will be filling that with 6 of these bad boys.

Not only in the US - worldwide. I bet AMD are scratching their heads, this might be the best thing that happened to them since who knows when, Thunderbird or something.

BTW, why most rigs are open frame? The conventional wisdom in my old PC building days was that the airflow inside an aluminum box reduces the heat considerably compared to components just sitting outside with their own fans.

prolom.

I heard AMD sold off all their chip making facilities and outsourced it, which is causing the shortages.

And I know what you mean, I would much prefer a well designed case with proper airflow. Its mostly about card spacing and number of cards. My server has an expensive case (with 8 pci mounts rather than 7), an expensive Gigabyte UD7 m/b with 8 pci slots and can still only run 3 cards (to allow spacing of one PCI slot between them). It could run 4 but they just get too hot.

My open rig uses a cheap Gigabyte UD3 m/b and will support 6 cards on risers, all nicely spaced for cooling. Due to the noise though its going to have to go in my loft, which is freezing in winter and hot in the summer  :-\ Plus I can't use the argument of it heating my flat for free. Oh well !



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 03, 2014, 08:57:03 AM
I've also fired up cudaminer on my gtx780 in my regular comp and it pulls around 400-600khs oddly enough this is only when I have an online game patching screen opened in the back ground. If I don't have it up before I start it it only hashes at around 140.

Could you elaborate on that? I would love to speed up my cudaminer....  However it does sound very suspicious. Online game patching screen?

prolom.



Yeah I thought so to but the pools I use register it at those rates as well with hardly any errors. For me all I'm doing is starting up the planetside 2 to the point where the patcher has the play button on it. I've read in a similar article that the same can be done withstar trek onlines patcher. It doesn't always seem to work sometimes I have to close cudaminer and restart it to get to the 400+ hash rate. But once it's there it seems pretty stable and i just leave the ps2 launchpad up in the back ground. When I get home I can take a screen shot and try and throw it on here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 03, 2014, 09:10:27 AM
Here's the link to the thread where they guy says the same thing happens with STO patcher. As I said I'm still new so for all I know there is a simple setting somewhere I can change to make the same thing happen without the patcher running.

http://forum.litebonk.com/index.php?topic=633.0


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: klabanus on January 03, 2014, 10:27:16 AM
I've been mining since 3 weeks now. Started with LTC, DOGE and nowTIPS. Got two R9 290's running hashrate (WU) of 1600k/hash. Consuming power: 700watts. Never tried undervolting or whatsoever, but since the winters are cold here I can use some electrical heating lol.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: BigRidg7 on January 03, 2014, 10:42:02 AM
I've been mining since 3 weeks now. Started with LTC, DOGE and nowTIPS. Got two R9 290's running hashrate (WU) of 1600k/hash. Consuming power: 700watts. Never tried undervolting or whatsoever, but since the winters are cold here I can use some electrical heating lol.

Ditto on the 2 R9 290's - I have 2 as well in my room of all places and boy do they get HOT! Lol, my vent has been closed all winter and it stays a "cozy" 80 degrees in there. I have them maxed at 85 degrees and 75% fan speed, also getting around 1575kh/s with the both of them.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Fireminer on January 03, 2014, 10:52:29 AM
I am mining 2 weeks now, as a test. Using old Radeon card. For further tests making on the baisis of an old PC a 'holder' for a AMD R9 290. Needed a new PSU of 850 w (want to put two cards). Waiting for a extension (riser) cable for PCE-e... unforeseen problem - card does not fit an old PC!
Did not try undervolting or overclocking. An ASIC would be better. Who knows what ASIC to buy right now? - since calculators show that to start mining in a month is almost useless... even cannot break even.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Chrilleee on January 03, 2014, 10:56:50 AM
Running 2x280x in my regular computer since 3 weeks back. They run very hot, even with the loudly fans, so I'm thinking about building some dedicated rig for it with better cooling when I return home from vacation.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: versace on January 03, 2014, 11:00:15 AM
i wanted to try mining about 2 years ago after bitcoin was put out and so i joined a bunch of mining pools

i think i made like .004 BTC after like 2 months so i gave up. i can't imagine it's gotten any easier to mine considering the way bitcoin is designed.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 03, 2014, 03:55:26 PM
Sorry took my screen shots but can't figure out how to upload them to the site the image button only does this. http://


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: groggin on January 03, 2014, 04:24:14 PM
Sorry took my screen shots but can't figure out how to upload them to the site the image button only does this. http://

 i havn't tried it here but usually it's bb code + hosted pic:

 
Code:
[img]url_of_your_pic[/img]
  ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 03, 2014, 04:56:36 PM
yeah that's more then likely it but unfortunately I don't subscribe to any picture hosting websites


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: groggin on January 03, 2014, 05:12:18 PM
yeah that's more then likely it but unfortunately I don't subscribe to any picture hosting websites

  http://imgur.com/     is easy


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Coinonaer on January 03, 2014, 05:13:49 PM
I was doing CPU mining with dogecoins . but was not worth the electriticty costs


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Limones on January 03, 2014, 06:36:13 PM
I just ordered my first 290X to augment the 2x7970s and one 6950. AMD prices are only going up and nVidia is only going down. Scrypt based currencies are single-handedly making AMD love the market right now.

What rates are you guys getting with your cards, and on which coins?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tarmYg on January 03, 2014, 06:42:26 PM
Been mining for about a month now, just about to finish my first dedicated openair-rig with three 280x and my old 6870, handbuilt.
Keeping two 280x's busy with Worldcoins atm and playing around/learning with the rest. Gonna try solo mining for the first time tonight with Giftcoin.
Will probably expand the rig with another 280x within a week or two.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Limones on January 03, 2014, 06:48:20 PM
Been mining for about a month now, just about to finish my first dedicated openair-rig with three 280x and my old 6870, handbuilt.
Keeping two 280x's busy with Worldcoins atm and playing around/learning with the rest. Gonna try solo mining for the first time tonight with Giftcoin.
Will probably expand the rig with another 280x within a week or two.

What power supply are you using? I have a 1300W EVGA that I ended up picking for the 10 year warranty, and it seems like it could handle 3 290X cards right now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ariolis30 on January 03, 2014, 07:04:44 PM
anyone here mine efficiently from a mac?  i would like to have more advice about this because there is no other option for me on this. 


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: scarymonkey on January 03, 2014, 07:08:53 PM
I've been mining for about a month - as a hobby and learning experience rather than to make any actual money from it.

I've used Block Erupters and today got a couple of Antminer U1's. These have left me taking all day working out how to get the Antminers and BE's to mine on the same Ubuntu 13.10 32bit machine but I have finally managed it. Hopefully they will continue to work when the system is rebooted too!

As I said I am using it as a learning curve and don't really expect to make anything using them. I am learning loads about linux along the way - compiling builds etc.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 03, 2014, 07:09:45 PM
Sorry took my screen shots but can't figure out how to upload them to the site the image button only does this. http://

Thanks foader, I figured it out last night. It's weird, the games (I tried both) do seem to affect cudaminer, although I didn't get a drastic increase. Which switches are you using to launch it? It was hard to make it run because it was crashing a lot. But then it went to a bit over 70 MH - before it was a bit over 60 (it's an old 550 Ti). Weird. 140 to 600 is kind of spectacular though. I've noticed the Sony game was installing some additional graphics components, maybe it makes a big difference for newer cards.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: cccminer on January 04, 2014, 12:13:35 AM
I've got about 200 ghash and been browsing the forum for months.

Figured it was time to setup an account.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: rothnarge on January 04, 2014, 12:42:44 AM
Been mining for about a month started with Litecoin and AMD6870, then added and old AMD4770. Then the pool I was in got too many Ghashers so it wasnt good for me and my low setup.
Yesterday got 1 Antminer U1 setup and now working in Bitcoin, probably get more when I can afford.
Now if I can only get the Antminer on my Raspberry PI.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: freegobycr on January 04, 2014, 01:22:11 AM
Have been mining for a bit over a month. Mostly prime coin and protoshares on a few VPS's I own. It was fairly successful until the last couple of weeks when the difficulty went up and I was only making half the amount of coins as when I started. Just started setting up my GPU mining. Have a GTX 780 and old GTX 680, GTX 670 and GTX 580 not doing anything most of the time. Don't have much time to play games anymore.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: stelam on January 04, 2014, 01:25:53 AM
Dont think spending money on mining is any good right at the moment.. There is number of opportunities like cex.io, and investment in mining companies..  ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jettero on January 04, 2014, 01:35:11 AM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...

I've been mining for about a month


I started mining with a block eruptor a couple months ago.  I wondered if I'd make my money back that day or if it would take a few years.   I had no idea what the difficult was or anything else .... which is why I wanted to start doing it.  Can't figure it out by reading about it, the motivation just isn't there.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: woffel on January 04, 2014, 03:57:50 AM
I have few miners   :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: lfgomez on January 04, 2014, 04:10:22 AM
Hi! I'm new here and I started mining alt coins, just to have a feeling of how it works.
Now I have a litle bit of DOGE and Primecoin, mined with a i7 laptop.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: digitsmith on January 04, 2014, 04:13:11 AM
scrypt mining with 4x 7950s myself


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Trail48 on January 04, 2014, 04:14:47 AM
Only mining for a few days. Mainly Quark in a pool (with limited success) but have tried solo mining Earthcoin from the wallet (with no success as yet).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 04, 2014, 04:15:15 AM
With DOGE falling back to "sane" profitability levels, those who are mining with CPU will be better off with CPU-only coins.

There are currently Primecoin (XPM), Quark (QRK) and Protoshares (PTS), mostly.

MemoryCoin is not really a CPU coin but it has some special features that makes GPU mining less interesting.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: lfgomez on January 04, 2014, 04:38:54 AM
matt4054, thank you!
I will take a better look into these CPU coins.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 04, 2014, 05:42:52 AM
Sorry took my screen shots but can't figure out how to upload them to the site the image button only does this. http://

Thanks foader, I figured it out last night. It's weird, the games (I tried both) do seem to affect cudaminer, although I didn't get a drastic increase. Which switches are you using to launch it? It was hard to make it run because it was crashing a lot. But then it went to a bit over 70 MH - before it was a bit over 60 (it's an old 550 Ti). Weird. 140 to 600 is kind of spectacular though. I've noticed the Sony game was installing some additional graphics components, maybe it makes a big difference for newer cards.


Well I went to that one image site this morning and uploaded the screen shots while getting ready for work. When I got to work I can't find them on the site. So I'll try again when I get back home and see if i can knock it all out at once. Now the 600 isn't the norm i's what it spikes to on occasion. Normally it's running around the 400-480 level. I do have a newr card though it's a evga ftw 780. As for switches I don't have any set as of yet. Most of my friends said that the rates I am getting now are real good for and nvidia card and said they wouldn't mess with it to much. This is on my gaming machine so I don't want to mess up the card. You also said MH and I'm only getting Kh doing scrypt mining so that might be a big difference to.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 04, 2014, 05:56:58 AM
Oh no. khash obviously.That was a typo.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: coincoin77 on January 04, 2014, 06:01:50 AM
Mining litecoin, dogecoin, lottocoin and so on..

I am currently running three 280x gpus.
Gonna buy some more gpu soon.

Electricity becomes money!!! haha


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: coinme.info on January 04, 2014, 06:52:46 AM
Mining litecoin, dogecoin, lottocoin and so on..

I am currently running three 280x gpus.
Gonna buy some more gpu soon.

Electricity becomes money!!! haha

Same but with 6 x 280x and have 2 more on backorder.

280x are all out of stock it seems. Wonder why?

Been mining on and off since beginning of 2013 when you could still get BTC with GPUs. ASICS took over there.

Then mined LTC but the diff is so high its better to mine alts and exchange for BTC like you're doing.

Happy mining 2014


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: drifting on January 04, 2014, 06:58:23 AM
I've been mining for a few months. Nothing big, just small scale. Started off with a couple dozen USB block erupters. Also have a BFL @ 8GH/s. Currently looking to get new hardware, which kinda sucks since my current hardware has only just paid for itself. My plan is to buy some new gear and then sell my old stuff. This way the "cost" of the old gear is lessended and I would have made a profit from it.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: arcke on January 04, 2014, 07:02:20 AM
I have been mining Protoshares (http://protoshares.com/) and Primecoin (http://primecoin.org/). Both try to be CPU only. Besides being used as a currency these shares will automatically give you a share in all distributed autonomous comanies who honor Invictus Innovations social contract (http://invictus-innovations.com/protoshares/). All holders of protoshares together get an automatic 10% share in every new company.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ripe_kumquat on January 04, 2014, 07:30:52 AM
I started litecoin mining with my $70 NVIDIA, which made pennies.
I then got a $200 ATI card, and while the online calculators and specs were saying $4.50 a day, I got $1.50 a day, possibly because my power supply was not sufficient.

My most successful mining so far has been through CEX.io website, which allows hosted Bitcoin mining. It's simple and I don't have to worry about setup. Plus I can compound my earnings as often as I want.

I'm now trying the Bitmain AntMiner S1. I hit a few snags and still working to get it started. I'm hoping to get some help here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: rgiskard on January 04, 2014, 07:36:41 AM
Have been reading about bitcoin for a while, but only started mining a month ago.
I was fortunate enough to pick up a KNCMiner Jupiter in the 1st week in December.

It's been mining perfectly since setup. I would have liked it have it set up sooner, but the device has more than paid for itself in a month.

Onward and upward from here! Enjoying all the info on this forum.

Cheers.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: aint_no_enthusiast on January 04, 2014, 07:43:28 AM
Mining on and off since late 2011, now with 3 mh/s on scrypt altcoins. I'm pretty confident this time, lets see how its going for the next few weeks... good thing with mining: You can always make a huge portion of your investment back with just selling the hardware  ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: badam on January 04, 2014, 09:30:31 AM
Hi i am also a newbie mining here. My main occupation is web developer and programmer but minning as a profitable hobby is the best. :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: foader on January 04, 2014, 03:14:59 PM
Oh no. khash obviously.That was a typo.

Alright I'll try it again. That was a pain in the butt. But It finally loaded to where you can see them. The first image is with the patcher in the back ground hashing along at mid 400s. The second one I've turned the patcher off and it slows down to 180s. I turn it back on in the third and it goes back up to 400s. The only changes made to the computer between screen shots is the patcher being turned on and off no other programs or settings were touched. This doesn't work on my laptops NVidia 460m card.

http://i.imgur.com/ipF8xDe.png

http://i.imgur.com/rDk2t1t.png

http://i.imgur.com/h1KooB5.png


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: raveldoni on January 04, 2014, 03:16:51 PM
I am a newbie mining with a little luck.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Jgaf on January 04, 2014, 03:29:00 PM
hi,

i have started day 28 dec, only because of i liked the coin image ( dogecoin). i have tried before in the begening of bitcoin but to slow and not profitable, if i have keeped digging now i have money to buy a football team! Anyway atm running 8800 gt just for trying to understand how this work, mayby in the future upgrade the gpu to try make some coins for the future.

cheers


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bibib on January 04, 2014, 03:56:55 PM
Just Doge and LTC at the moment. Tried getting in on a couple of new alt coins during launch.

Using my gaming PC which has a 7950, which I run between 650kh/s (max range without crazy temps)  and 550kh/s (normal range, really undevaulted)

Not really serious about mining though, just using it as a way to get a hold of some coins, so I can play around with trading.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Xenopus on January 04, 2014, 04:04:04 PM
I just started learning about cryptocurrency and mining about a month ago, mostly for fun. I don't have a lot of mining capacity, but I bought myself a new Radeon R9 280x for Christmas. That, I hope, should make both games and mining a LOT better.

So far, I've mined LTC, DOGE, QRK, and now, OFF.

Oh, and I'm a CG artist by profession.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DeboraMeeks on January 04, 2014, 04:25:52 PM
I am not a total newbie but just heard about btc's few months ago. I am mining with CPU therefore XPM since it's one of the few coins you can mine with CPU.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Queripel on January 04, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
I almost got into mining a year or so ago, but never quite got around to it - wish I had since BTC has gone up massively since then!

I finally started mining just before Christmas, on a couple of Nvidia 780s, an R9 290 and some CPUs.  I've been mining Quark on the CPUs until today, now I've switched them all over to Particle so fingers crossed that one takes off!  On the GPUs I started off with LTC, then switched over to Hashcows / Middlecoin with a couple-of-days foray into OGC when it launched, as much so I could be involved at the launch of a coin (and do a little solo mining) as anything else.

I'm hoping that Quark picks up in value this month, as I've converted the 0.3 or so BTC I've got from the switching pools so far into Quarks.  Not big money, but a reasonable chunk of what I "invested" at the beginning (I already had the Nvidia GPUs but bought the 790 just for mining).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: MarkoDev on January 04, 2014, 04:50:06 PM
Forum is growing really fast!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Narthanc on January 04, 2014, 04:52:02 PM
I've been mining scrypt currencies for a little over a month.  I have around 700kh/s.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: dankan on January 04, 2014, 04:54:02 PM
Hi, is it 350khash/s good value for 7850 ?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Capttech08 on January 04, 2014, 05:01:57 PM
I've been mining on a small scale for about 7 months and made a r9 290 rig (4 of the GPU's) as of a few months ago. So far so good. Although LTC difficulty skyrocketed and middlecoin has not been paying out as well as I would like. So I'm looking into alt coins to see what other options there are.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: johnnyblack80 on January 04, 2014, 05:24:13 PM
Hi Guys,

Im a newbie and just started mining Scryptcoins (mostly Infinite coin) with 1.3 Mhashes
Living in Australia, not sure if mining at this speed justify electricity bill but Im just giving it a go! :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: atopiary on January 04, 2014, 05:27:17 PM
I was initially playing about with a few block erupters and got interested enough to buy one of the Technobit 24GHs miners.  Neat little piece of specialised hardware really - I get the feeling that something delivered on schedule and performing as advertised is something of a rarity so I was satisfied there.  Might even ROI which is more of a bonus really.

Also have a 7950 running along at about 700KHs - should have bought more when they were available I guess.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: StarTale on January 04, 2014, 05:31:39 PM
Hi, is it 350khash/s good value for 7850 ?

According to https://litecoin.info/Mining_Hardware_Comparison you should be able to squeeze out some more khashes using the right settings.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: robinvand on January 04, 2014, 05:33:59 PM
I have two rigs with:

3 x XFX 7950 each. Doing about 550kh/s per card. Sometimes on new coin launches, when diff is still low, I also setup some DigitalOcean droplets to mine at the start.

For a tutorial on that: http://dogecoin.ga/dogecoin_mining_cloud_servers.htm

Doing this about 1 month now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Labro on January 04, 2014, 05:41:06 PM
Mining about 6 Weeks ~ 500Mh/s


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: squavez on January 04, 2014, 05:56:50 PM
Newbie here from the Philly suburbs. Just started mining scrypt coins a couple of weeks ago at around 3.2 Mh/s. Wishing I got in a lot earlier but having fun building rigs, mining and trading altcoins for BTC.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: cryptonoob50khs on January 04, 2014, 06:11:43 PM
I am very sad because heard about crypto world too late.
My top grafic card that i bought in 2010 - now not so strong for mining, hell, i wish i knew about mining in 2010-2011.
however, i am started mining some day ago and i hope to upgrade my pc with moneys from mining, hope that my pc doesn't die from 24/7 mining. lol
don't have extra money to do upgrade immediatly, so only hope old card will work until i get new card.
Old card will help me to buy new card? unbelievable ))
only must choose right coins to mine..


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Enhanced Elephant on January 04, 2014, 06:54:46 PM
I'm mining with one Sapphire r9 270x Vapor, getting 470kh/s. It's not much, but it's actually making profit and I believe cryptocoins will grow.

ee


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: shaks on January 04, 2014, 06:55:24 PM
Just started mining 29/12 - netcoin, doge, electric on a msi 7850 with lowly 350khash


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ILelectronics on January 04, 2014, 07:31:11 PM
I am mining with a Jupiter right now at 600GH/s but I am hoping to update it to a 2000 GH/s miner. I am really enjoying mining, and I just started a month ago. I have been pleasantly surprised at how nice and helpful the mining community has been around me. Everyone I have gotten the chance to email or meet through exchanges have been great!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 05, 2014, 03:02:51 AM

Alright I'll try it again. That was a pain in the butt. But It finally loaded to where you can see them. The first image is with the patcher in the back ground hashing along at mid 400s. The second one I've turned the patcher off and it slows down to 180s. I turn it back on in the third and it goes back up to 400s. The only changes made to the computer between screen shots is the patcher being turned on and off no other programs or settings were touched. This doesn't work on my laptops NVidia 460m card.


Yes that's what I tried but no it doesn't work as straightforward on my card. I guess it's too old. Good info though, I'm sure some Nvidia users would give it a try.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: axewater on January 05, 2014, 03:39:36 AM
ive been mining for a couple of week at 2mhs


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: cncguitars on January 05, 2014, 04:01:57 AM
Been mining at 744 kh/s on my 2 5850's for about a month now. Just trying to decide ATM on if I should invest in a 6 r290x rig and go for gold.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: krampus on January 05, 2014, 04:05:08 AM
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Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: g2sdsound on January 05, 2014, 04:07:14 AM
Just a laptop miner here.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 2bfree on January 05, 2014, 04:10:23 AM
I just installed macminer but 0 coins so far only been doing it a few hours. Not sure I know what I'm doing yet


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Anyx on January 05, 2014, 04:16:33 AM
Started mining alt-coins half way through December. Yes, late to the game, but it's also a pretty good investment for my personal computer part situation: Instead of a bunch of medium cards, I got an R9 290x. So even if I make nothing, Ill have a brand new graphics card that blows my old Nvidia 560 out of the water. My friend did the same thing, and we're mining together.

Actually, I'm really tempted to stop and play Tomb Raider and BF4 on ultra with it..
Temptations :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nnph9l on January 05, 2014, 04:55:01 AM
tha't cool


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: silverkiller on January 05, 2014, 05:01:55 AM
just started today with my pc 290 MH/s not that much, but i started as a project i hope to be able tofinance an ASIC pc cause i really need to earn the extra cash because i am in a lot of financial troubbles, i even found a solution for the hardware problem detected in pools after a lot of AMD driver updates lol once i am able to post in the main forum i will share the solution or write me a message


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: werliyu on January 05, 2014, 05:15:56 AM
Anyone get close to 1BTC/day? If not, how long do you think it would take to get 1BTC from mining. I know it is depend on the mining hardware. Does anyone has a reliable spec for hardware to mine?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Got Bitcoin? on January 05, 2014, 05:42:04 AM
Just wondering how many actual miners there are in the newbie community...

I've been mining for about a month

I'm part of a mining pool, really only a newbie to these forums. :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Siedge on January 05, 2014, 06:05:18 AM
Ive been mining for about a month now and enjoying it quiet a bit :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 05, 2014, 06:12:20 AM
I am very sad because heard about crypto world too late.
My top grafic card that i bought in 2010 - now not so strong for mining, hell, i wish i knew about mining in 2010-2011.
however, i am started mining some day ago and i hope to upgrade my pc with moneys from mining, hope that my pc doesn't die from 24/7 mining. lol
don't have extra money to do upgrade immediatly, so only hope old card will work until i get new card.
Old card will help me to buy new card? unbelievable ))
only must choose right coins to mine..

Cheer up guys, it's NOT too late!

Mass adoption is not there yet: you still can't fund your PayPal account with BTC, you still can't exchange BTC/USD on institutional platforms, you still can't checkout your Amazon order with BTC, etc. BUT IT'S COMING!

As an early adopter, I would simply suggest any newbie here to buy or mine at least 1 BTC. I'm pretty sure it will get you at least a nice sports car in a few years.

*MARK MY WORDS*


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: oceanskyuser on January 05, 2014, 06:14:08 AM
Mining with laptop


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 05, 2014, 06:34:49 AM
I am very sad because heard about crypto world too late.
My top grafic card that i bought in 2010 - now not so strong for mining, hell, i wish i knew about mining in 2010-2011.
however, i am started mining some day ago and i hope to upgrade my pc with moneys from mining, hope that my pc doesn't die from 24/7 mining. lol
don't have extra money to do upgrade immediatly, so only hope old card will work until i get new card.
Old card will help me to buy new card? unbelievable ))
only must choose right coins to mine..

Cheer up guys, it's NOT too late!

Mass adoption is not there yet: you still can't fund your PayPal account with BTC, you still can't exchange BTC/USD on institutional platforms, you still can't checkout your Amazon order with BTC, etc. BUT IT'S COMING!

As an early adopter, I would simply suggest any newbie here to buy or mine at least 1 BTC. I'm pretty sure it will get you at least a nice sports car in a few years.

*MARK MY WORDS*

 ;) If the consumer confidence is still there it might happen. Not that I need a sports car. But imagine there are only 240 mil of something available and there are 9 billion people on the planet or whatever who want to buy it. People keep multiplying at a much higher rate than bitcoin.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: chrissibel on January 05, 2014, 06:44:30 AM
I'm mining ASICCoing at 5GH/s via BFL device. Not really earning much but i'm piecing together a sweet scrypt rig that will get me 3200Kh/s. Hopefully i can start making something at least. shit!!!

I'm curious if the Alpha Technology scrypt asic rig is actually a real thing or just some scam to get peoples pre-order $.

I've read a lot on alt coins and mining techniques and can help anyone trying to start. I've been trading and buying altcoins too which has been fun. Just somewhat risky at times but hey we all know this is a risky biz.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 05, 2014, 07:03:20 AM
I'm curious if the Alpha Technology scrypt asic rig is actually a real thing or just some scam to get peoples pre-order $

No idea about how serious or scammish it is, but there's something that must be kept in mind in the CPU/GPU/FPGA vs ASIC question:

Imagine a new altcoin coming up (think DOGE*), but with a slightly modified scrypt algo (think Jane...), or a new one (i.e. XPM, QRK...)

  • CPU/GPU miners just need to update the mining software,
  • FPGA miners need to reprogram their FPGA,
  • ASIC miners need to replace/upgrade (at least partly) their hardware!

* not implying that DOGE is the alt coin of the future...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: nightblaze on January 05, 2014, 10:04:02 AM
Well, I'm sort of mining. Luckily, my friend never really shuts off his comp, so I get to use his comp, electric bill free. Unfortunately, due to the lack of any kind of modification, it's abysmally slow. Try bitcoinplus.com . It's a browser-based mining site.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: digitsmith on January 05, 2014, 10:15:29 AM
I'm curious if the Alpha Technology scrypt asic rig is actually a real thing or just some scam to get peoples pre-order $

No idea about how serious or scammish it is, but there's something that must be kept in mind in the CPU/GPU/FPGA vs ASIC question:

Imagine a new altcoin coming up (think DOGE*), but with a slightly modified scrypt algo (think Jane...), or a new one (i.e. XPM, QRK...)

  • CPU/GPU miners just need to update the mining software,
  • FPGA miners need to reprogram their FPGA,
  • ASIC miners need to replace/upgrade (at least partly) their hardware!

* not implying that DOGE is the alt coin of the future...

Good point.

With scrypt ASICs on the horizon i was thinking about going ASIC rather than building another GPU rig.
At the end of the day GPU rigs for "generic" mining and ASICs for "specialized" mining is prob the way to go.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: raveldoni on January 06, 2014, 12:58:12 PM
Well, I'm sort of mining. Luckily, my friend never really shuts off his comp, so I get to use his comp, electric bill free. Unfortunately, due to the lack of any kind of modification, it's abysmally slow. Try bitcoinplus.com . It's a browser-based mining site.

'Browser based mining', That's new for me. Will check it out.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: poolerMF on January 06, 2014, 01:23:07 PM
mining 9 months ..

first BTC ... than LTC ... and now .. DOGE/LKY/LOT and others


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: m3ta-schatten on January 06, 2014, 02:34:59 PM
Currently i'm out, because i need new Hardware for Mining.

I don't know what will be in the future....


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: mikaljan on January 06, 2014, 04:24:48 PM
Now mining Paccoin just over 30ghz.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: EdwardWitten on January 06, 2014, 04:34:05 PM
Mining scrypt on multipool. With a single 2MHs box atm.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: sowmya on January 06, 2014, 04:36:56 PM
just started with a pool mining   :P


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: batir on January 06, 2014, 04:56:21 PM
just started mining mnc and noircoin (lol)
have 5 79xx ati card and free electricity

also nxt looks interesting, does not require gpu\asic


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: icyneko on January 06, 2014, 04:57:46 PM
Nah, don't mine doge. It's had it's day. Either do Lotto/CHN (which seem to be doing ok on profitability) or go for a new coin like Moon, Earth, etc.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: DodoB on January 06, 2014, 05:36:38 PM
Ive been mining for 3 months now,but i sttoped because my PC is getting old(4 years)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: MrBlu3 on January 06, 2014, 05:41:58 PM
Mining for a while now, got together with few friends and built a rig with 4 r9 280x, getting decent hashes :)

Started off with Mining LTC now it varies between LTC and a few ALTcoins.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: zpnd on January 07, 2014, 01:49:09 AM
Hi all,

Coin n00b here.

Just started to mine with one 7970. It's not much but definitely way better than nVidia cards.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: zero000 on January 07, 2014, 02:28:55 AM
Well, I'm sort of mining. Luckily, my friend never really shuts off his comp, so I get to use his comp, electric bill free. Unfortunately, due to the lack of any kind of modification, it's abysmally slow. Try bitcoinplus.com . It's a browser-based mining site.

I would like to be able to mine but the electricity bill simply becomes too damn high. I wish there was a way for all of us to mine together, however low of a hash rate as long as a minimum was met, and received a good amount of coins.

I suppose that would be too effortless but I'm sure if another successful alt-coin was to be produced a more communal delivery method would benefit.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Bitboomkev on January 07, 2014, 02:54:33 AM
Mining on how to


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: pvdeo on January 07, 2014, 02:55:22 AM
nor am i


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: skimvsk on January 07, 2014, 03:05:11 AM
I'm doing a bit of mining, Alt-coins more for me since i don't have the GPU power. Currently i have 3 laptops going fulltime. and my rig which is just a nicer gaming pc.
i only have a gtx 550 though so i can't scrypt mine yet, i'm stuck with CPU mining. but soon i'll get some 6950's. I also just picked up a block erupter for a hell of it.
and i also have a few cloud Miners, so i have like 7 miners total. (only bringing in about 15DATA coin every 25hr.) i'm hoping to trade them for something else and work my way up.
i bought into bitcoin a few weeks ago and got like .05 (nothing crazy) took it to BTC-E and started trading around for primex (XPM) and got up to .07. i just got .1 more. trading is where it's at!


but yeah mining is cool, i was doing primecoin. now i'm doing data. i might switch to prime again or something else. Litecoin is the way i'll most likely go when i get the 6950'sBTC 8)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: avidwriter on January 07, 2014, 03:17:17 AM
mining on a multipool, trading for BTC.  i miss the days of BTC mining pre-ASIC and fear the same will happen to scrypts.  It's a brave new world


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: sksfan on January 07, 2014, 01:20:31 PM
As soon as ASIC for scrypt kicks in i will switch to something ASIC resistant. Would love to see a coin that uses our CPU power for something benefitial, but something truly benefitial, not like finding primenumbers. Something like finding cancer cure.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: vidocq on January 07, 2014, 01:37:43 PM
Did some mining a while back on bitcoins, but it was not very profitable.

Maybe I'll start again on some altcoin, also would prefer a coin only supporting CPU mining.

vidocq.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ganguill on January 07, 2014, 01:45:22 PM
Mining at 400 kh/s (avg), with my 7870 (VTX3D, OC to 925/1100 mhz) :)
Actually Dogecoin, but Litecoin before (few weeks).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Beneboi12 on January 07, 2014, 02:54:28 PM
Just started mining getting 300mhash is this any good? And what is the best coin to mine as a solo miner or is it just better to join a pool?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Jes159 on January 07, 2014, 03:04:32 PM
Just mining for fun, getting 24KH/s CPU mining and just mining some altcoin.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Chaos514 on January 07, 2014, 03:08:51 PM
I'm mining at 565 kh/s. I was mining DogeCoin but my pool did a switch to Nyancoin for testing purpose. So for the next few days, I'll mine Nyan coin. Anyway the price of DogeCoin is at an all time low so I don't really mind.I don't really thing I'll make any money out of this new coin, but being new to mining, its fun to actually get some coin and trade it in the exchange market.


Yesterday, I've exchange all my earning and put in into the NXT. I'm still waiting for my exchange to credit my NXT to my wallet though. Again, this is just for fun, I don't have any expectation with new crypto currency ... but we never know  ;D



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: locos_pfc on January 07, 2014, 03:53:04 PM
I mining for a 2 weeks. R9 280x pushing around 700kh/s.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: netos on January 07, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
I mining for a 2 weeks. R9 280x pushing around 700kh/s.

Exacly. Me too, the same. For the start i have one this card, but i want to buy another ones a raise my compute power .)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Ludacrisx on January 07, 2014, 04:38:38 PM
I am


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: vrba on January 07, 2014, 04:40:08 PM
I'm mining for almost a month. First started with a single 280x, then with 5x290. Currently in use only 4x290 because one psu broke  :'(


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: aikon on January 07, 2014, 04:40:32 PM
I'm mining for two weeks now, switched between 6 different coins and made some btc doing it. I just happended to have 6950 which is a fine videocard. Thinking of directly buying some btc when the price is down again.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: pietje on January 07, 2014, 04:42:28 PM
I tried to mine with about 100 kh/s, but its not really profitable. Maybe some altcoin once in a while.
So im just going to spare my gpu for now. ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 08, 2014, 08:32:28 AM
As soon as ASIC for scrypt kicks in i will switch to something ASIC resistant. Would love to see a coin that uses our CPU power for something benefitial, but something truly benefitial, not like finding primenumbers. Something like finding cancer cure.

You should have a look at Gridcoin (http://www.gridcoin.us)

(the site looks a bit weird at the moment, just scroll down)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: The_Controller on January 08, 2014, 08:39:24 AM
I'm mining @ 2350 Khs.  Been Doing lotto and dogecoin lately, thinking about mining RPC soon.  Lottocoin is easy to make and sell.  Quick twenty bucks a day after electricity and fees and stuff.  Not sophisticated enough to manipulate these small coin markets like others who spend 8-10 BTC do.  But they keep the coins profitable for smaller fish.  20 bucks a day ain't a lot.. but $600 a month ain't so bad.  Hope the joke coins keep coming!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Mjollnir on January 08, 2014, 09:04:37 AM
Well i am. For the first time solo with GUI. And before i used to mine with pools. Digital coin, anoncoin and QQ-coin. Its only never fast enough :P Mining with 7950  :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: talisin on January 08, 2014, 09:06:31 AM
I started just over a month ago on scrypt and currently on about 220 MH/s

I also just picked up a few AntMiner U1's and currently running about 4.6 GH/s on SHA coins.


Time to save up some coins so i can trade/sell them to get some more hardware to earn myself more :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: logi on January 08, 2014, 09:13:19 AM
Started a week ago with 1.5 Mh, becoming slightly concerned with the dropping profitability... Using middlecoin for now, will try hashcows as soon as they are up again :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: blackfriday on January 08, 2014, 09:20:15 AM
hi, i'm new in this forum but i started mining in december.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jesterKing on January 08, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
Started mining sometime in 2012, but have had a break because the processing power was needed for animation rendering.

I've picked up mining again lately, with an increasing interest also in primecoin.

Other than that I'm thinking of adding BTC as payment option for a service I'm developing. We'll see how that turns out, though.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: homealone on January 08, 2014, 10:35:21 AM
Mining = Not profitable anymore, try other coins, doge and those little new ones..


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jesterKing on January 08, 2014, 10:45:12 AM
Mining = Not profitable anymore, try other coins, doge and those little new ones..

So it seems. One of the reasons to look into primecoin as well in my case, haven't looked into the others much yet.


Title: Coinye
Post by: xux99 on January 08, 2014, 10:56:19 AM
I have just started Coinye mining. The fun of my GPU has a hard job cooling the chip and had no profits so far. I hope to see some coinyes appear soon.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: MiningLore on January 08, 2014, 11:04:00 AM
Started mining before Christmas, trying to get it more profitable but that seems wuite hard theses days. Trying a few Alternative Coins right now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Enticed87 on January 12, 2014, 06:02:14 PM
Started Mining in December Last year with sha-256 and scrypt, it's fun :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Superluk on January 12, 2014, 06:07:56 PM
Started mining a month ago with three r9 280x, running good :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: amf on January 12, 2014, 06:14:52 PM
I have just started Alt-coins mining. At this moment Stablecoin and Fastcoin with 300 Kh/s hashrate.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: highmarkent on January 12, 2014, 06:21:00 PM
Been mining for a month at about 3.2 Mhs for Litecoin and trying to set up Dogecoin, but the wallet won't encrypt.  Seems to be a huge pain in the a@@ to get it set up.  Anyone have thoughts on which Doge pool to jump in?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: sgtstedanko on January 12, 2014, 06:32:58 PM
Been checking things out on here for about a month, great info and really digging the whole concept.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: jbaby on January 12, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
Hello all, I have just started Dogecoin mining. I'm also about to join fast-pool because I think that's the best option for me right now. This stuff is all very new and interesting to me.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Lima on January 12, 2014, 07:17:41 PM
Hi, Newbies!

I started mining 3 months ago, first LTC, and now different alt-coins. 360Kh/s with a 5850.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Bufius on January 12, 2014, 07:23:21 PM
started some months ago with 2 USB Block erupter, now with 2 7950s @614kh (scrypt) and 300kh (vertcoin) each


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: codon on January 12, 2014, 07:24:39 PM
I'm a noob to this but getting addicted.  Been mining about two weeks on middlecoin.  Love the concept, but have some doubts about the reliability of the pool and operator.  Time will tell.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: xritam on January 12, 2014, 07:54:12 PM
I would like to mine full time but its just not worth it. I have been mining new alt currency for a few weeks, and then selling them off for BTC. I think i am just going to stick to trading in and out of BTC.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 949miner on January 12, 2014, 08:04:08 PM
Been mining for about two weeks 3x 6970 about 1.5MHS keeping under 75 degrees.

For coins started with Dogecoin and had some success and fun .

Now I am supporting a friends coin Nutcoin and mined about 2,000,000 (Nuts) coins.

Check them out for a new coin its early and difficulty is low so lots of coins to earn.



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Loz on January 12, 2014, 08:20:15 PM
trying but not sure if things are working

Can anyone tell me if this is working?

http://imageshack.com/a/img12/540/px6a.gif

And this showed up as i was creating the image, but
nothing seems to be updated in the members area.

http://imageshack.com/a/img716/545/hs5.gif


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Destrega on January 12, 2014, 08:32:06 PM
Im actively mining altcoins for about 3 weeks now.
I have an 7950 at ~560mhz
Im mining new altcoins and use middlecoin and [Suspicious link removed] as fallback.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 949miner on January 12, 2014, 08:40:33 PM
Most of the mining websites have a getting started page that shows you the command line for cgminer.  Also reading the readme file of cgminer will give you some information about the parameters / flags and potential values. Tinker with it. It looks like you might not have any workers setup you do that from the hosts webpage . you need to log in with your account and setup a new worker that workers information needs to coded into your cgminer start file or *.bat file that holds all your parameters.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Loz on January 12, 2014, 08:47:18 PM
I'd love to tinker with it if I knew what to tinker with... I've been reading this forum now for hours and not finding anything comprehensive in terms of follow 1, 2, 3, etc to get started or to know if I'm actually mining or not.

all i get in the cgminer window is things like:

new block detected on network before longpoll

or

Stratum from pool 0 detected new block

I have no clue what this means.

Workers? How do I create workers? I read about it and all it said was what you said, create a worker, but where do I set that up, wheres the documentation to help me create one.

I noticed here:
https://www.multipool.us/accountdetails.php

it shows I do have a worker ID, its my username dot 1

isn't one enough, or do I have to create loads of them?

the cgminer currently shows my default one at the moment

Cheers

Loz

Most of the mining websites have a getting started page that shows you the command line for cgminer.  Also reading the readme file of cgminer will give you some information about the parameters / flags and potential values. Tinker with it. It looks like you might not have any workers setup you do that from the hosts webpage . you need to log in with your account and setup a new worker that workers information needs to coded into your cgminer start file or *.bat file that holds all your parameters.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 949miner on January 12, 2014, 08:50:54 PM
Your host will have a page similar to this

https://dogehouse.org/index.php?page=gettingstarted

creating a worker is straight forward you click the link  and input a user name and password it is not setup by default


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: MT007 on January 12, 2014, 08:53:09 PM
I been mining off and on for about 9 months. Sadly I had to do a refund on a day 1 ship of jupiter first run...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: tanaxiel on January 12, 2014, 08:55:46 PM
One hand (o/) up for newbianism.  :) I bought 2 7950 for starters. I also have 2 7850 on my gaming rig. What would be good altcoin pool to start with ~2Mh/s rate? I have also one unpowered riser 1xto16x. Is it safe use one 7850 with riser and 2 7950 on mb one on rig?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Loz on January 12, 2014, 08:57:48 PM
but im not using doghouse

https://www.multipool.us/help.php i signed up to this site..

and this is my config

{
"pools" : [
   {
      "url" : "http://pool1.us.multipool.us:7777",
      "user" : "xxxx-out.1",
      "pass" : "xxxx-out"
   }
]
,
"api-mcast-port" : "4028",
"api-port" : "4028",
"expiry" : "120",
"hotplug" : "5",
"log" : "5",
"no-pool-disable" : true,
"queue" : "1",
"scan-time" : "60",
"shares" : "0",
"kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
}


other than that, how else am I to know im mining, or if its working?

I have worker ID as mentioned in previous post, is there anything else that's required of me?

Cheers

Loz
Your host will have a page similar to this

https://dogehouse.org/index.php?page=gettingstarted

creating a worker is straight forward you click the link  and input a user name and password it is not setup by default


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: xboxmanners on January 12, 2014, 08:58:12 PM
I mined back in September, stopped till the new year, and started again after my coin matured for about .5btc!
My 6850 is about to crap out though (visual artifacts when pushing it a little).  Don't know if I'm going to go for another radeon or geforce; that'll decide my fate...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ivailoto on January 12, 2014, 09:03:41 PM

i've been mining for about 2 weeks


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Cld1982 on January 12, 2014, 09:55:43 PM
Nope use a 2 THs mining system, good stuff god :-)

Running stable with a rasberry pi, 800 watt

bought it 2 weeks ago from www.bitcoinminerz.nl.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: karluxbt on January 12, 2014, 10:08:55 PM
I've been mining for two months and I get 750Kh/s with a 280x. I like mining alt coins but it take a long time to achive a minimal amount of bitcoins.  ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Pinne on January 12, 2014, 11:18:08 PM
Have been mining since xmas.
Setup two machines with 6x7950 each, 600kh/s each card.
Focusing on Coinye at the moment, let's see if they will be worth something when trading will be available...


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: manycoins on January 12, 2014, 11:28:43 PM
Have been mining since xmas.
Setup two machines with 6x7950 each, 600kh/s each card.
Focusing on Coinye at the moment, let's see if they will be worth something when trading will be available...
trading availble already, look at 0daycoins.com


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: gloopa on January 12, 2014, 11:53:42 PM
I'm beginner.
Target: dogecoin ;)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: dellyz on January 13, 2014, 12:02:22 AM
Just started mining for the first time this weekend.. was hoping to mine some new alt coin on upon it's release  but    all the ones i decided to try this weekend have been fail launch

Hopefully somethin good comes around by monday


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: novavetera on January 13, 2014, 12:40:21 AM
Hi, I'm mining at DigiByte


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Drakecoin on January 13, 2014, 12:46:14 AM
We all started from the bottom huh? :)


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: driph on January 13, 2014, 12:47:28 AM
About a month here. At this point I'm doing it mostly for the fascination and education, and I'll be holding onto what I can pull in for now.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bassdude on January 13, 2014, 12:50:34 AM
im new on the forums and mining since about a week ago ive been mining with my geforce gtx550 at around 50mh witch i know is basicly a wast of time lol. i have purchased a Brand New RED Fury USB miner ASIC 2.4 - 2.9 GH/s from ebay i am just waiting for it to turn up witch should be in the next day or so.

im still checking out software for mining and looking into other pools im currently using slush's pool.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: kobi43 on January 13, 2014, 12:57:28 AM
I've been  mining for several weeks  with 1000 kh/s.
Focusing on Earth Coin at the moment.
I suggest people to mine Earth, Ron Paul  and Doge altcoins because i think they have future.







Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ShawnLeary on January 13, 2014, 01:33:12 AM
my BFL 30GH/s arrived the week before Thanksgiving, Mid November, I logged into eligius and got the hasing going using BFG.  After 36 hours of mining I had earned .023 BTC and immediately sold on ebay for $400 profit @$1800.00.   I don't want this to become yet another horrific BFL story but just wish I had listened to a lot of the advice on this forum back in June when I had ordered it.   Many said, Just Buy BitCoins, and I balked and ignored.  Who knew?!?!   

I thought about mining another Alt 256 but didn't have the confidence in the others to make it worth it IMO.    I went ahead just bought 4.1 BTC and invested in 1.5BTC into LTC, PPC, XPM, and NXT to spread it around a bit.  Good luck everyone!



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: g3miner on January 13, 2014, 01:54:26 AM
I've been for about a week and I'm trying to learn all I can so I can properly explain/recommend everything to my customers before we begin accepting BTC at our store. I have the extra challenge of doing this all on Macs so I ought to be pretty well versed when it's time to write the FAQ. I think there will be plenty of private digital currencies coming along from the likes of Apple and Amazon, etc, but I am sure they will not have the anonymity benefit of BTC and so doomed to be "digital gift cards" in the long run.

I'm very optimistic about the concept and can't wait to put it to practice further by fulling supporting it worldwide commercially.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ultrastructure on January 13, 2014, 02:39:51 AM
I have a 7970 that i've used for gaming, but I recently bought two 280x as a entry level mining rig


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Nutshell on January 13, 2014, 03:09:47 AM
I found out about litecoins a month ago and started mining them.
I'm also mining fedoracoins just because I like the concept of using them to "tip" people.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: UrbanMiner on January 13, 2014, 03:17:29 AM
I'm interested almost exclusively in Litecoin, was going to purchase 2x 5.4MH/s rigs last week, but I happened upon this forum and found out that there 'might' be some ASIC light coin miners on the horizon, which would be much more preferable. I was thinking of pre-ordering from alpha-t but I hesitated and I think the pre-order window is closed. Rumors of a scam scared me off...There's another thread in the altcoin section of this forum started by user jasinlee that might be promising. I'm really interested in the hosted ASIC's they are suggesting for sale, I'd be looking to get into the 32MH/s 32 chip offering they mentioned. jasinlee if you happen to see this let me know, I'm a 'newbie' so I can't even PM anyone! Never been on a forum with restrictions like this, but I suppose there is a reason for it!?

Cheers everyone



Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: driph on January 13, 2014, 04:42:05 AM
I've been for about a week and I'm trying to learn all I can so I can properly explain/recommend everything to my customers before we begin accepting BTC at our store. I have the extra challenge of doing this all on Macs so I ought to be pretty well versed when it's time to write the FAQ. I think there will be plenty of private digital currencies coming along from the likes of Apple and Amazon, etc, but I am sure they will not have the anonymity benefit of BTC and so doomed to be "digital gift cards" in the long run.

I'm very optimistic about the concept and can't wait to put it to practice further by fulling supporting it worldwide commercially.

A FAQ is a great idea, as most of the Mac OS mining support out there is piecemeal and all over the place. While my current mining rigs run Xubuntu, I've tinkered with Mac mining setups just as a way to play with old hardware I've got lying around.

If you're mining with a machine with nvidia hardware, take a look at the newly-released Mac OS build of cudaminer, courtesy of N@Limitt over at cryptoedge.com. You'll crank out a much better hashrate that way, but keep an eye on heat as it'll tax your hardware a lot more than others, too (HWMonitor is a good tool to track temps).

Otherwise, Asteroid, a GUI frontend for cgminer, is a nice work-in-progress and super easy to get up and running.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: gxsbk on January 18, 2014, 01:45:12 PM
Click the link below to help support the push to add Paccoin onto the Cryptsy exchange:
https://cryptsy.freshdesk.com/support/discussions/topics/41224


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: pechak on January 19, 2014, 01:51:24 PM
Just started cpu mining less than a week ago...started with q2c coin


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Mark™ on January 19, 2014, 02:03:48 PM
Tried once with CGminer, started to hog lots of RAM and CPU and so I had to kill it. Haven't mine ever since then.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: theequalizer on January 19, 2014, 02:05:38 PM
Started GPU mining 3 month ago with a single 7950. Now I am at 5 Mh/s and can't stop building more rigs.

Guess it's an obsession.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: ravs14 on January 19, 2014, 02:19:49 PM
not mining litecoin, but now try to forge some nxt


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: koyi on January 19, 2014, 02:33:06 PM
I'm researching on it at the moment.  Was exploring whether to use 2 x 280X or 2 x 290 since it is about 80USD difference here (per card).


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: JulianL on January 19, 2014, 02:37:55 PM
did mine ltc for a while but just started mining coino


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: matt4054 on January 22, 2014, 04:40:32 AM
not mining litecoin, but now try to forge some nxt

Good luck with this!


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: HASHRA on January 24, 2014, 11:03:34 AM
Great to see so many newbie miners... its good for the network plus there's loads of altcoins these days too. The altcoin market is only going to get bigger too.

There will be losers but from time to time there will be altcoin winners.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 9187dow on January 24, 2014, 01:26:13 PM
All these altcoins are very confusing for a beginner like myself, hard to sapparate the good from the bad


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: newts on January 24, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
I did the math,  mining BTC's isn't worth the cost of electricity?  So why is it being done?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: Altcoinblog.net on January 24, 2014, 02:36:12 PM
I've been mining for a year with a milk crate rig powered by three Sapphire 7950's. It's been fun and very interesting.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on January 24, 2014, 04:18:47 PM
I did the math,  mining BTC's isn't worth the cost of electricity?  So why is it being done?

If they don't have asics people mine alt coins, mostly scrypt based,  they can still be profitable.

Plus, some users support the ideology even if it's not too profitable.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: IrReAr on January 24, 2014, 04:22:41 PM
Not newbie, in crypto for over a year, have been mining for less than 20 hours on shitty Nvidia, but it has mined so small amount, that I've decided to buy some altcoins instead of mining.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: groggin on January 24, 2014, 04:37:53 PM

 mining since mid dec '13, i've tried as many alts as i can, "diversifying my holdings", + has a good learning benefit: separate the seed from the chaff! (but sometimes the chaff is worth more in the short run)
   i think what weare doing here is revolutionary

in the hands of the ppl is where our coin should be

so soon you will be printing real money right off that old HP of yours  ;D


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: burnttoast on January 24, 2014, 08:04:19 PM
Mining Klondike Coins for the last 2 weeks with 2 7950's. You have to choose the coins you mine carefully to earn the most BTC


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: bearbear on January 24, 2014, 08:13:01 PM
just starting here.. I don't know which one to mine


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: colinfx on January 24, 2014, 08:15:13 PM
Mining here.... Now 6Mh/s with 10 x 7970's - not running as fast as they can but at least stable.

Have been lucky with my first mined coins - both DOGE and MOON.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: coinerbit on January 25, 2014, 01:27:01 PM
Just started mining for the first time this weekend.. was hoping to mine some new alt coin on upon it's release  but    all the ones i decided to try this weekend have been fail launch

Hopefully somethin good comes around by monday


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: 23940103 on January 25, 2014, 02:48:40 PM
finally got my first 280x running ...720khs avg

gotta setup the other 3 280x


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: groggin on January 25, 2014, 04:27:52 PM
finally got my first 280x running ...720khs avg

gotta setup the other 3 280x

would you mind sharing your settings? i can only get ~670 khps in linux, ~570 khps/windoz (visiontek r-280x) though i think it might be the PCIEx16 slots/mobo i have are kinda old - they are v.2.0....


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: QuarkZ on January 25, 2014, 06:33:28 PM
I mine a little bit, but really more for fun than anything else since i get maybe 280khps. But still i make a few coins lol


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: shinratensei on February 04, 2014, 03:41:52 PM
I Prefer trading over mining


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: prolom on February 05, 2014, 04:38:40 AM
finally got my first 280x running ...720khs avg

gotta setup the other 3 280x

would you mind sharing your settings? i can only get ~670 khps in linux, ~570 khps/windoz (visiontek r-280x) though i think it might be the PCIEx16 slots/mobo i have are kinda old - they are v.2.0....

I'm not an expert on this, just sharing my experience. I have 2 different models of HIS 280x and one hashes at 730 and runs cooler, the other is at 620-ish and lower and runs hotter. Funny thing is the slower card is a higher end model I believe (1000 core clock vs 850)...  I tried them both on 2 different Windows 7 boxes, one with an old MB, one with newer. I ordered 2 more of the faster ones.... Weird because the cards are damn near identical.

The faster one - fan runs at 56%:
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1p
C:\...\cgminer.exe --scrypt  -o stratum+tcp:*** -I 13 --thread-concurrency 11200 -g 2 -w 256 -I 13 --gpu-engine 1050 --gpu-memclock 1500 --gpu-powertune -20 --expiry 1 --scan-time 1 --queue 0 --no-submit-stale

the slower one - if I run it at the same settings as the other card the fan goes to 100% and it gets overheated anyway (although it does clear the 720 when it's not throttled down for overheating), under the following settings the fan is 61% :
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 90
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1p
blah blah... -I 13 --thread-concurrency 8192 -g 2 -w 256 -I 13 --gpu-engine 1000 --gpu-memclock 1500 --gpu-powertune -20 --expiry 1 --scan-time 1 --queue 0 --no-submit-stale






Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: johnnyblack80 on March 09, 2014, 03:35:10 AM
it just doesn't work to mine with GPUs anymore,
here in Australia electricity cost is massive

Is there any ASICs for Scrypt based coins?


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: preshpresh on April 21, 2015, 04:27:52 AM
only shit ones, so ive read.

i intend on shutting down my few rigs once i get brave enough to try trading.


Title: Re: How many newbies are mining?
Post by: KimNam on April 21, 2015, 09:49:08 AM
i used to mine bitcoin when i still newbie, that's a lot fun to mining at the time.
but after that, many ASIC monster released and destroy our previous hashrate, difficulty increase and i decide to sell my mining hardware.
Never mining again after that, i prefer trading over mining
it just doesn't work to mine with GPUs anymore,
here in Australia electricity cost is massive

Is there any ASICs for Scrypt based coins?
i think there are ASICs for scrypt, like gridseed products if i'm not wrong
just looking for it in mining goods section