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January 17, 2017, 10:31:03 AM
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First off: I am extremely new to this, so I apologize in advance for any stupid questions.

My question: how much Ether can you mine on a standard desktop? What would be the ideal desktop brand and/or ideal storage/memory?  No big rigs or setups, just a plain old desktop computer.

How much Ether would I realistically gain if, for example, I left this desktop running for 8 hours a day?

Mostly, I'm just looking for the best way to get into mining before getting more hard-core into it and invest in better equipment.

I know that Bitcoin mining requires a lot more complicated setups, not sure how different it would be for a smaller altcoin like Ether.

EDIT: note that I am lucky in that I currently still live in University housing, so electricity is not an issue unless my electricity bill goes outrageousmy over my rent cap.

Thanks!
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January 20, 2017, 09:32:29 PM
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RX 470 4GB is probably the best card as cost / performance / power consumption wise. But you'd have to optimise it for mining. You'd make anywhere from 30 to 35$ per month before taking electricity into account. So in about 6 months you'd get your money back.
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January 20, 2017, 09:38:45 PM
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RX 470 4GB is probably the best card as cost / performance / power consumption wise. But you'd have to optimise it for mining. You'd make anywhere from 30 to 35$ per month before taking electricity into account. So in about 6 months you'd get your money back.

I think it will be costly as when you take the electricity cost and some maintenance expenses in the end you will get nothing as the earning is equal to you expenses as per my calculation from where i am living because electricty will itself cost me 30$ per month so for me it is waste














 

 

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January 21, 2017, 12:05:07 AM
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First off: I am extremely new to this, so I apologize in advance for any stupid questions.

My question: how much Ether can you mine on a standard desktop? What would be the ideal desktop brand and/or ideal storage/memory?  No big rigs or setups, just a plain old desktop computer.

How much Ether would I realistically gain if, for example, I left this desktop running for 8 hours a day?

Mostly, I'm just looking for the best way to get into mining before getting more hard-core into it and invest in better equipment.

I know that Bitcoin mining requires a lot more complicated setups, not sure how different it would be for a smaller altcoin like Ether.

EDIT: note that I am lucky in that I currently still live in University housing, so electricity is not an issue unless my electricity bill goes outrageousmy over my rent cap.

Thanks!

I would have loved to setup a simple mine here to help you but my desktop broke down yesterday with faulty power but what I can say is that the days of mining ethereum with laptops and desktops are over. There are now more difficult rates which requires a hardware a with better Harshing power like the GPU's. You can check gpushack for "used Gpu's" if you don't have money to setup a brand new rig.

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