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June 11, 2011, 10:29:51 PM
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Within the last 5 minutes i have learned about Bitcoin, skimmed through some threads and have a very rough idea of how it all works but before i look further into this i would like to know if my Rig is good enough to Mine... Still not quite sure what "Mining" means but ill soon find out.

My Rig was built just after the new year and it was my first custom computer. I was on a budget of £500 and i feel that i made a fairly decent gaming rig for the computer, still waiting to have any problems. Anyway the spec's.

Mobo - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
CPU - AMD Athlon II x4 640
GPU - Sapphire HD 6850 1GB
RAM - Corsair 4GB
PSU - Corsair 500w
HDD - 500GB


Any suggestions on how i should get start would be much appreciated! Look forward to your answers.

Ben
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June 11, 2011, 10:40:02 PM
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Everything about it is fine for starting, however, if you're going to want to add additional graphics cards, you'll need a bigger PSU.

Otherwise, you lucked out, because you picked a decent mining video card in that ATI.

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June 11, 2011, 10:41:56 PM
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Don't plan on getting another PSU just yet as money is an issue but as you say a new PSU will be needed also. Guess its time to do a little research so i understand what im getting myself into.

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June 11, 2011, 10:42:40 PM
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Within the last 5 minutes i have learned about Bitcoin, skimmed through some threads and have a very rough idea of how it all works but before i look further into this i would like to know if my Rig is good enough to Mine... Still not quite sure what "Mining" means but ill soon find out.

My Rig was built just after the new year and it was my first custom computer. I was on a budget of £500 and i feel that i made a fairly decent gaming rig for the computer, still waiting to have any problems. Anyway the spec's.

Mobo - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
CPU - AMD Athlon II x4 640
GPU - Sapphire HD 6850 1GB
RAM - Corsair 4GB
PSU - Corsair 500w
HDD - 500GB


Any suggestions on how i should get start would be much appreciated! Look forward to your answers.

Ben

mining.bitcoin.cz has some information, any PC is good enough to mine, though obviously not every PC is worth buying specifically for mining

With that card you should get some reasonable income
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June 11, 2011, 10:57:23 PM
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Really liking the sound of the BitCoin  Smiley
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June 11, 2011, 11:35:35 PM
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Great setup for a hobby mining PC

Within the last 5 minutes i have learned about Bitcoin, skimmed through some threads and have a very rough idea of how it all works but before i look further into this i would like to know if my Rig is good enough to Mine... Still not quite sure what "Mining" means but ill soon find out.

My Rig was built just after the new year and it was my first custom computer. I was on a budget of £500 and i feel that i made a fairly decent gaming rig for the computer, still waiting to have any problems. Anyway the spec's.

Mobo - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
CPU - AMD Athlon II x4 640
GPU - Sapphire HD 6850 1GB
RAM - Corsair 4GB
PSU - Corsair 500w
HDD - 500GB


Any suggestions on how i should get start would be much appreciated! Look forward to your answers.

Ben

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June 12, 2011, 12:04:33 AM
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Thanks man  Smiley
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