Bitcoin Forum
October 26, 2016, 07:20:36 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.13.0  [Torrent].
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: New to Mining  (Read 477 times)
Offline Offline

Activity: 11

View Profile
June 15, 2011, 06:54:25 PM

So a buddy of mine have been doing some researching and proof of concepts to make sure that we could actually generate bitcoins and take it all the way through cashing out.  We were successful, but it took quite a while (neither of us have decent mining hardware).

Since all off the "best" mining cards (5830, 5850, 6990, etc) are tough to get... my question is what is my next best option?

I was looking at possibly running 2x 6950's (new non-reference 1gb ones).

at the moment i'm only looking to run 2 cards (maybe a 3rd in a pci-e 1x slot later).

Here is what i'm currently looking to purchase with an ~$600 budget:

I'm also guessing that this would get me somewhere around 700 Mhash/sec

since I already have an older AM2 socket processor and 4gb of DDR2 memory and 500gb HD i'd like to reuse those (from a slimline case... which i can toss)

Are there better options that I'm not seeing? 

Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 1477509636

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Reply with quote  #2

Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 261


View Profile WWW
June 15, 2011, 08:16:39 PM


You're not seeing that mining for profit is beginning to yield less and less benefit at xxx Mh/s.  With the difficulty increases we've seen lately soon you'll need x Gh/s capacity to get a decent daily return. Pool mining returns are also beginning to decline.

Perhaps trading bitcoins or being a bitcoin accepting vendor may yield more profit.  Either way I wish you the best.


Domain for sale ->, 200 btc/2.9 M nxt. pm me
like craigslist but for btc! --> Visit
FederationCredits--> C6khbXzADRUeT9di2SpNubCt2UVTuayKMV What's this?
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!