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February 16, 2018, 04:08:23 AM
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You still thinking of doing that S1/3 upgrade kit?
@ Sidehack: and still have that heap of old s1's I sent ya long ago? Would be good for folks wanting a ready-to run solution.

If/when folks are interested I still have a fair number of s3's that can be had just for cost of shipping within USA only.

Where you located?  I may take you up on one of these....

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February 16, 2018, 09:22:34 AM
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FWIW I picked up an S3+ miner on Amazon for about $250. Even though the power/hash rate isn't that good ~.7watts/Ghs it runs well and very quiet relative to the newer miners.

Waiting for the upgrade boards too. :-)
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February 16, 2018, 11:35:29 AM
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FWIW I picked up an S3+ miner on Amazon for about $250. Even though the power/hash rate isn't that good ~.7watts/Ghs it runs well and very quiet relative to the newer miners.

Waiting for the upgrade boards too. :-)
That's a horrible price to pay for an S3. They used to sell for $70 or less on pretty much every site, and even now you can get a better deal for them on eBay. First search I looked for on eBay was a $180-190 S3 with shipping factored in. Not a great price but still lower than your $250.

It's still a quiet miner though, enjoy!

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February 16, 2018, 01:13:05 PM
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Yeah but if he bought it more than a month or so ago, bitcoins were trading for roughly twice the current value and all miner prices were stupid.

But yeah that's still a bad price. I wouldn't have bought an S5 for that.

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February 16, 2018, 02:24:13 PM
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FWIW I picked up an S3+ miner on Amazon for about $250. Even though the power/hash rate isn't that good ~.7watts/Ghs it runs well and very quiet relative to the newer miners.

Waiting for the upgrade boards too. :-)
That's a horrible price to pay for an S3. They used to sell for $70 or less on pretty much every site, and even now you can get a better deal for them on eBay. First search I looked for on eBay was a $180-190 S3 with shipping factored in. Not a great price but still lower than your $250.

It's still a quiet miner though, enjoy!

On that note, miner prices have come back down to Earth recently overall though there are still some holdouts on ebay who think $3k is a reasonable asking price for something like an Avalon 741... I sure hope people out there are not falling for it much but who knows.

It's certainly not a bad time to upgrade for all of us who buy second-hand miners and have the $$$ to do so.

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April 15, 2018, 07:32:45 PM
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You still thinking of doing that S1/3 upgrade kit?
@ Sidehack: and still have that heap of old s1's I sent ya long ago? Would be good for folks wanting a ready-to run solution.

If/when folks are interested I still have a fair number of s3's that can be had just for cost of shipping within USA only.

Sending a pm if you still have s3's for shipping costs.
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April 17, 2018, 09:18:15 PM
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley

Hi @sidehack just wondering how your dabble with 16n chips is progressing..

Keep up the cool work.
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April 30, 2018, 04:03:13 PM
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Hi,
I thought that this might be interesting.
Bitfury has released a BF8162B/BF8162B21 Datasheet and it is including a lot of technical information.

BF8162B/BF8162B21 Datasheet - 1 May 2018 Revision: 0.5
http://bitfury.com/content/downloads/16-nm-asic-datasheet-2018-04-002.pdf

They released this while updating their website, now that they have introduced their new brand look.

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April 30, 2018, 06:00:13 PM
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I'll definitely take a look at that. The last BF16 datasheet I have is dated sometime September 2016, and requests for updated info were pretty much ignored or forgotten.

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April 30, 2018, 06:54:06 PM
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BF8162B/BF8162B21 Datasheet - 1 May 2018 Revision: 0.5
http://bitfury.com/content/downloads/16-nm-asic-datasheet-2018-04-002.pdf


But will we actually be able to *buy* any? Is there a "don't hold your breath" emoji?
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April 30, 2018, 07:41:12 PM
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Niko Punin (Head of Product Development) promised the chip supply for GekkoScience projects many many days ago,
hopefully he would still be able to do that and help us little guys.

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April 30, 2018, 07:54:06 PM
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I emailed him about a week ago with some questions about updated pricing and timelines, but have not heard back yet.

Which admittedly is no surprise. Historically I only got responses to about every third inquiry.


EDIT - that new datasheet looks to have a bit fancier graphics and some added efficiency curves (but with no axes for core voltage or operating frequency, so about half useless) but all the rest of the content is, far as I can tell, identical to the datasheet from 2016.

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May 14, 2018, 02:22:47 AM
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Sidehack,
I'm sure 16nm will soon be a better buy as 12nm becomes the next standard. Would be interested to know if it would be better to try 12nm.
Also as Bitmain creates other algo type miners would it be possible for you to create the same if you find a market for it. I enjoy my compacs as they help out my bigger miners if they go down and stabilizes the potential earnings.

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May 14, 2018, 01:45:05 PM
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Right now 16nm is the best I have access to, but that won't always be the case.

If you know me at all, you know I don't really care about other coins.

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