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March 25, 2013, 05:56:32 AM
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What current or truly-soon-to-be-released hardware would make a good alternative to waiting for ASIC hardware? That is, is there any hobbyist configuration that could come close to rivaling ASIC without an astronomical electric bill?
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March 25, 2013, 05:57:56 AM
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Better ASICs.

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March 25, 2013, 06:15:15 AM
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Thanks, Vladimir. After finding this comparison of ASICs and video cards, I see what you mean:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

EDIT: I'm sure most folks here have seen this, but for others who stumble onto this thread, this is worth reading:

Miner problem: big changes are coming for Bitcoin's working class
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/16/3649784/bitcoin-mining-asics-block-reward-change
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