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November 30, 2015, 07:23:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?
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November 30, 2015, 07:25:48 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?

I wouldn't go for the U3. It's known to be unstable...
I'm running a GekkoScience Compac myself, and it's a really fun device. Do be carefull, it runs at a little over 10Ghs/s at my place, so it's not the same as an S7, witch gives you almost 5 Th/s.

With this, i mean that with a stickminer, you'll only mine a couple thousand satoshi's a day... If you buy an S7, you can actually make some real coins Wink
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November 30, 2015, 07:31:29 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?

I wouldn't go for the U3. It's known to be unstable...
I'm running a GekkoScience Compac myself, and it's a really fun device. Do be carefull, it runs at a little over 10Ghs/s at my place, so it's not the same as an S7, witch gives you almost 5 Th/s.

With this, i mean that with a stickminer, you'll only mine a couple thousand satoshi's a day... If you buy an S7, you can actually make some real coins Wink

If your doing it for fun you could use either.  But keep in mind you will not make back what those cost.  They are considered "lotto" devices to most as they can use them for little electricity trying to hit a block.   It will not make what you pay if you try to just mine it.  Also keep in mind chances of getting a block are slim.

But the compac is the easier one of the two without messing around with zombies.  But the price of U3 keeps it in peoples eye.  I personally use both for fun, but I use a RPI for compac controller and crazyguy's custom firmware R1 for the U3's to get rid of zombie problem.
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November 30, 2015, 07:48:51 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?
I would advise getting a Antminer S5 or Antminer S7 if you want to make some profit(It might take ~7-8 months to get an ROI) by mining.
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November 30, 2015, 08:02:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?
I would advise getting a Antminer S5 or Antminer S7 if you want to make some profit(It might take ~7-8 months to get an ROI) by mining.
Other than Amazon, any better/cheaper place to get it the S7 from?
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November 30, 2015, 08:04:09 AM
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Other than Amazon, any better/cheaper place to get it the S7 from?

I would get them on this forum... Lots of second hand S3/S5's changing hands nowadays Wink
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November 30, 2015, 08:04:46 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.

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November 30, 2015, 08:13:58 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?
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November 30, 2015, 08:21:52 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
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November 30, 2015, 08:25:49 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!
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November 30, 2015, 08:28:35 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!

for an s7? where at that price, because if that is true, it would be amazing, very cheap indeed

i would grab it without thinking, roi is in 2 months with that investment
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November 30, 2015, 08:47:40 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!

for an s7? where at that price, because if that is true, it would be amazing, very cheap indeed

i would grab it without thinking, roi is in 2 months with that investment
My bad. That's for an S5 on Amazon.
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November 30, 2015, 08:51:59 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!

for an s7? where at that price, because if that is true, it would be amazing, very cheap indeed

i would grab it without thinking, roi is in 2 months with that investment
My bad. That's for an S5 on Amazon.

Amazon prices are usually higher than the prices you pay on this forum. Same goes for ebay... I've found some good deals on alixpress, but you have to be carefull with them to...
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November 30, 2015, 09:18:25 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!

for an s7? where at that price, because if that is true, it would be amazing, very cheap indeed

i would grab it without thinking, roi is in 2 months with that investment
My bad. That's for an S5 on Amazon.

then no, you can find it at 350 if used even less maybe, try to look at the market section here or on ebay, i've spotted one at around 300 once

look http://www.ebay.it/itm/Bitmain-Bitcoin-Miner-AntMiner-S5-1155-Gh-s-590-Watts-at-wall-/201473961053?hash=item2ee8c8ac5d:g:HJ8AAOSwniRWNqRy  this is 350 but if you live in canada it's only 250
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November 30, 2015, 10:16:52 AM
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Hi Guys,

What's the best BitCoin miner these days? I live in California, so electricity isn't cheap.

I was thinking of getting this one because it's easy to acquire:

1. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner 8gh/s+ (BM1384)
2. Bitmain AntMiner U3 Bitcoin Miner Version 2

Thoughts?

I wouldn't go for the U3. It's known to be unstable...
I'm running a GekkoScience Compac myself, and it's a really fun device. Do be carefull, it runs at a little over 10Ghs/s at my place, so it's not the same as an S7, witch gives you almost 5 Th/s.

With this, i mean that with a stickminer, you'll only mine a couple thousand satoshi's a day... If you buy an S7, you can actually make some real coins Wink

If your doing it for fun you could use either.  But keep in mind you will not make back what those cost.  They are considered "lotto" devices to most as they can use them for little electricity trying to hit a block.   It will not make what you pay if you try to just mine it.  Also keep in mind chances of getting a block are slim.

But the compac is the easier one of the two without messing around with zombies.  But the price of U3 keeps it in peoples eye.  I personally use both for fun, but I use a RPI for compac controller and crazyguy's custom firmware R1 for the U3's to get rid of zombie problem.

For fun Mining my recommendation has now moved to just having an R1 with CrazyGuy's custom firmware. You get a full blown miner with the a proper interface, PSU and controller are included. You can connect via Ethernet or Wireless and it's also a Router.

I have been clocking mine at 200MHz / 11GH/s with zero HW errors. It consumes 6.4W at the wall so efficiency is 0.582J/GH, which is actually good enough, at the moment, if you were take it out of Solo Mode and point it at a Pool to make money even with my 15c electricity.

Much as I hate to say it, don't shoot me.....  I think at $50 and being fully integrated it's actually better for a beginner than a Compac. I just hope they come out with an R2 with a BM1385?


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November 30, 2015, 10:41:28 AM
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Anything but S7 is a waste of time. Especially having in mind expected mining diff increase. If I were your, I do go PoS or build a rig cause SHA 256 mining for home users is the thing of the past. Unless you are a whale.
Definitely not a whale. Smiley What's PoS? And building a right, you mean, use GPU mining?

pos is for altcoin, does not belong here, it's proof of stake

anyway it's not true that only the s7 has a reason, s5 is good if you don't mind electricity, because it cost much less and the roi is faster

s5 deliver 1/4.2 of the hash, while costing 1/6-7
Do you think paying $500.49 for a user one on Amazon is a reasonable price? I'll dig around and see what the going prices are.

This community is super awesome! Thanks for chiming in with some excellent advice!

for an s7? where at that price, because if that is true, it would be amazing, very cheap indeed

i would grab it without thinking, roi is in 2 months with that investment
My bad. That's for an S5 on Amazon.
If I where you I would stay away from the Antminer S5 its a very power hungry machine and you mentioned that electricity isn't cheap where you live.
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