power usage, heat, noise... these are all irrelevant to me. My aim is to mine enough coins so that 2-3 months down the line, if the price hits $20 or over i have a nice payout. I want to aim at least 1.5 Ghash maybe 2 if poss
- Power Usage absolutely is relevant to you (unless you are stealing electricity).
- Heat absolutely is relevant to you because you have to find some way to deal with it. Special exhaust considerations. Also, it will increase your air conditioning usage.
If you just want to have coins in case it goes to $20, then just buy the coins. It will be more profitable.