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March 13, 2017, 10:11:21 AM
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So we are just starting out. Started in December but with only 1 Antminer S7.

So at the moment we are running:
2x Antminers S9
5x Antminers T9

Need to connect:
6x Antminers S7

Picture of our mine:



Hashrate average 85 TH/s at the moment


So we were busy this weekend. Hashrate +- 115TH/s



Also 2 Rigs mining Ether and Zcash


So we are at about 160TH/s now
 
We are now at 300TH/s (+2xL3+ and 3xD3)
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March 13, 2017, 02:14:11 PM
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Thank you for the suggestion. At the moment the room is cold enough because all the warm air goes through the flexible duct into the roof
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March 13, 2017, 03:30:16 PM
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Nice one. SA mining starting to grow!  Grin

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March 13, 2017, 09:34:48 PM
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I'm also from SA :p mining with just over 3PH. I've been mining at BCmonster lately as I partnered with them. Why don't you give us a shot and mine there ?
The website is www.bcmonster.com

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March 13, 2017, 09:46:20 PM
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Those plastic bags... Huh
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March 14, 2017, 06:08:15 AM
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Those plastic bags... Huh
That is just to close the holes till I get the other miners connected. (hot air coming through if its open)
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March 14, 2017, 06:16:55 AM
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I'm also from SA :p mining with just over 3PH. I've been mining at BCmonster lately as I partnered with them. Why don't you give us a shot and mine there ?
The website is www.bcmonster.com
Please PM me more info. At the moment we are on Antpool but we think of joining Kano. Pros and Cons? Thank you
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March 14, 2017, 08:39:55 PM
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Those plastic bags... Huh
That is just to close the holes till I get the other miners connected. (hot air coming through if its open)

I see, try to get rid of them as soon as you can Wink
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March 14, 2017, 08:42:13 PM
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I'm also from SA :p mining with just over 3PH. I've been mining at BCmonster lately as I partnered with them. Why don't you give us a shot and mine there ?
The website is www.bcmonster.com
Please PM me more info. At the moment we are on Antpool but we think of joining Kano. Pros and Cons? Thank you
Anything is better than Antpool.
I'd recommend checking out Kano and Slush for example and see what fits you the best.

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March 16, 2017, 09:43:55 AM
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So we are just starting out. Started in December but with only 1 Antminer S7.

So at the moment we are running:
2x Antminers S9
5x Antminers T9

Need to connect:
6x Antminers S7

Picture of our mine:
http://imgur.com/a/nmp5k

Hashrate average 85 TH/s at the moment
 
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March 16, 2017, 04:24:04 PM
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I'm also from SA :p mining with just over 3PH. I've been mining at BCmonster lately as I partnered with them. Why don't you give us a shot and mine there ?
The website is www.bcmonster.com
Please PM me more info. At the moment we are on Antpool but we think of joining Kano. Pros and Cons? Thank you

Antpool TAKES your mining fees for themselves, which is typically exceeding 10% of the block pay now.
You are this charitable to them?
It is very simple, really.
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March 17, 2017, 06:18:19 AM
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So we are just starting out. Started in December but with only 1 Antminer S7.

So at the moment we are running:
2x Antminers S9
5x Antminers T9

Need to connect:
6x Antminers S7

Picture of our mine:
http://imgur.com/a/nmp5k

Hashrate average 85 TH/s at the moment
 
My pool is your best choice Smiley
LOL we are busy checking out your pool Cheesy
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March 18, 2017, 08:15:08 AM
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Your parents are going to be so pissed when they find out! Grin  Just goofing on ya.  Looks good and clean, where does it vent to?
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March 20, 2017, 05:11:49 PM
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Kano and Slush are both great pools in my experience

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March 22, 2017, 06:24:10 PM
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If you don't mind m asking, what are you doing with your mined coins?

Saving? Selling on Luno/ ice3x etc, or selling on Localbitcoins.com ?

And what is your electricity rate?
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March 22, 2017, 10:18:49 PM
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If you don't mind m asking, what are you doing with your mined coins?

Saving? Selling on Luno/ ice3x etc, or selling on Localbitcoins.com ?

And what is your electricity rate?


I'm from South Africa too and am keeping my coins currently. I saved and sell where necessary and place a couple in wirex(Bitcoin debit card). Right now I've got around 260 S9's hosted in Canada with electricity less than 0.05$.
Currently mining at BCmonster since I have a high hashrate. If you'd like why don't you give us a try and mine there.
Less blocks but higher payouts. Looking at setting up a South African server for the pool.
If you would like to know more PM me and we can chat

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March 23, 2017, 09:53:34 AM
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What's the lowest price for electricity you can get in SA?
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March 23, 2017, 06:31:54 PM
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I pay R1.63 including vat retail price. About 13c/kWh us
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March 24, 2017, 12:50:23 PM
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We've moved everything over to Kano. We did use Luno. But changed to Xapo
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March 24, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
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Your parents are going to be so pissed when they find out! Grin  Just goofing on ya.  Looks good and clean, where does it vent to?
Just in the roof.
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March 24, 2017, 12:55:29 PM
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If you don't mind m asking, what are you doing with your mined coins?

Saving? Selling on Luno/ ice3x etc, or selling on Localbitcoins.com ?

And what is your electricity rate?


I'm from South Africa too and am keeping my coins currently. I saved and sell where necessary and place a couple in wirex(Bitcoin debit card). Right now I've got around 260 S9's hosted in Canada with electricity less than 0.05$.
Currently mining at BCmonster since I have a high hashrate. If you'd like why don't you give us a try and mine there.
Less blocks but higher payouts. Looking at setting up a South African server for the pool.
If you would like to know more PM me and we can chat
Can you please give me more info on the hosting site? Your experience? When we expand, because we are thinking of renting a Industrial site for more miners, or do you thing the hosting site in Canada is a better option? Thanks
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If you don't mind m asking, what are you doing with your mined coins?

Saving? Selling on Luno/ ice3x etc, or selling on Localbitcoins.com ?

And what is your electricity rate?


I'm from South Africa too and am keeping my coins currently. I saved and sell where necessary and place a couple in wirex(Bitcoin debit card). Right now I've got around 260 S9's hosted in Canada with electricity less than 0.05$.
Currently mining at BCmonster since I have a high hashrate. If you'd like why don't you give us a try and mine there.
Less blocks but higher payouts. Looking at setting up a South African server for the pool.
If you would like to know more PM me and we can chat
Can you please give me more info on the hosting site? Your experience? When we expand, because we are thinking of renting a Industrial site for more miners, or do you thing the hosting site in Canada is a better option? Thanks

Sent you a PM

Renting an industrial site locally will just be more costly. Definetly outsourcing to canad would be a better option

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March 30, 2017, 05:02:20 PM
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We've moved everything over to Kano. We did use Luno. But changed to Xapo

i have a huge farm in SA YANBU
and its work very well about 40 Miners from s9 and s7
and i iwll suggest a gbminers pool or btcc.com its work with PPS system
they have a huge hashrate
Nice, I'll check it out. Do you host it in an industrial area or where? Whe want to expand and are looking at options.
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March 30, 2017, 05:03:48 PM
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Was a bit busy with other work. Going to add the S7s this weekend. Hope everything's gonna go well
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April 01, 2017, 10:43:54 AM
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Some upgrading. Miners off for the day

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April 01, 2017, 05:26:32 PM
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111.5TS/s done. Post pics tomorrow
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April 01, 2017, 05:30:42 PM
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Great growth guys

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plus 2 rigs. One Ether one Zcash
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April 01, 2017, 05:36:27 PM
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Great growth guys
thanks man!  Cheesy Hard day, but happy. Don't know how to post the pics
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April 01, 2017, 07:48:37 PM
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Great growth guys
thanks man!  Cheesy Hard day, but happy. Don't know how to post the pics



Load them up on imgur, then link to them
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Great growth guys
thanks man!  Cheesy Hard day, but happy. Don't know how to post the pics



Load them up on imgur, then link to them
Thank you. Sorted now
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April 03, 2017, 04:06:36 PM
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What is the temperature of your miners?
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What is the temperature of your miners?
+-80° except for one chip that is 95°. I'm a bit worried about that one
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Don't be. 95C is just fine. As said elsewhere, if temps get to around 105C  - then - I would be uncomfortable with it.

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April 07, 2017, 06:13:19 AM
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Another 4 x S9s and 5 x T9s on its way
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April 08, 2017, 01:48:40 PM
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What is the temperature of your miners?
+-80° except for one chip that is 95°. I'm a bit worried about that one

2 Blades on My batch 1 S9 with auto tune firmware frequently run above 110deg in a well ventilated room, even when set down to 600mhz
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April 08, 2017, 01:53:21 PM
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If you don't mind m asking, what are you doing with your mined coins?

Saving? Selling on Luno/ ice3x etc, or selling on Localbitcoins.com ?

And what is your electricity rate?

Why would you suggest Luno to sell them? Undecided
I just heard about them yesterday and some are saying they are based out of France. So you would need some kind of bank account from there or in the EU to be able to withdraw those funds if you do use them to sell.
Yeah localbitcoins would be your best bet without having to fool around with submitting all you personal information just to be able to withdraw your bitcoin from your wallet with this exchanger. Embarrassed
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April 08, 2017, 02:15:42 PM
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Luno is a South African company that has gone multinational- you can do deposits and withdrawals into local South African accounts. Pretty much fuss free.

You do need to register and Fica , they are fully licensed, and as I understand it Naspers has a large stake in them. (Owners of DSTV, Multichoice, tencent,)

I've been using them since 2013 they used to be called bit-x

There is a big premium being charged by most traders in SA on localbitcoins
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April 13, 2017, 08:18:23 PM
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Hi there,

We are just starting out (small) and I am wondering if someone around Gauteng can invite us to look at their farms and extract some knowledge?

Cheers,
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Hi there,

We are just starting out (small) and I am wondering if someone around Gauteng can invite us to look at their farms and extract some knowledge?
You can ask questions and I'll try to answer it. We are also still new, so we're no experts. We try to keep the farm's location private'
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We are up to about 160TH/s now
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May 09, 2017, 08:48:19 AM
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I can respect that you want to keep it private.

What are you running? S9s or Avalon's?

Pure bitcoin only or do you mine other crypto's too?

Cheers,
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I can respect that you want to keep it private.

What are you running? S9s or Avalon's?

Pure bitcoin only or do you mine other crypto's too?
We have S9s and T9s. All going strong. I heard that the Avalon is more reliable, I don't know. Haven't used it. But we haven't had any trouble with our S9s and T9s. We had 6x S7s which is also great, but only 4.7TH/s. But you can get it fairly cheap in SA now.
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May 09, 2017, 05:12:13 PM
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Luno is a South African company that has gone multinational- you can do deposits and withdrawals into local South African accounts. Pretty much fuss free.

You do need to register and Fica , they are fully licensed, and as I understand it Naspers has a large stake in them. (Owners of DSTV, Multichoice, tencent,)

I've been using them since 2013 they used to be called bit-x

There is a big premium being charged by most traders in SA on localbitcoins

 I give up on bit-x aka luno, after they charge me 0.0002btc on each mining reward deposit Sad
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Luno is a South African company that has gone multinational- you can do deposits and withdrawals into local South African accounts. Pretty much fuss free.

You do need to register and Fica , they are fully licensed, and as I understand it Naspers has a large stake in them. (Owners of DSTV, Multichoice, tencent,)

I've been using them since 2013 they used to be called bit-x

There is a big premium being charged by most traders in SA on localbitcoins

 I give up on bit-x aka luno, after they charge me 0.0002btc on each mining reward deposit Sad
xapo is a good choice.  But we use both. We started with luno. But are exploring with xapo
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May 10, 2017, 03:31:11 AM
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Have you considered using alternative cooling method as opposed to the traditional air cooling? I'm using a storage room in my office for miners but the noise is sometimes unbearable even though we have servers running in the same room with nice temperatures.
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Have you considered using alternative cooling method as opposed to the traditional air cooling? I'm using a storage room in my office for miners but the noise is sometimes unbearable even though we have servers running in the same room with nice temperatures.
Haven't yet, wasn't necessary. What cooling are you thinking about?   
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This is a good example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo0g2dKPAcQ

It's a good way to improve efficiency but it seems risky for the boards as there's a chance of damaging it. Aside from that, it's quite a nice addition if you don't want to add more miners.
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This is a good example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo0g2dKPAcQ

It's a good way to improve efficiency but it seems risky for the boards as there's a chance of damaging it. Aside from that, it's quite a nice addition if you don't want to add more miners.
That looks risky. Best is to get fresh air in and the hot air directly out. That works for us. No fans, no aircon
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January 18, 2018, 10:09:17 AM
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We are now at 300TH/s (+2xL3+ and 3xD3)
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January 22, 2018, 12:32:30 AM
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Nice growth!  Have you moved to an industrial area?  300TH- you have to be getting close to the power limits at your house.  We found a warehouse with 800 amps of 480v in town and plan to move our mine there.
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May 25, 2018, 07:30:50 PM
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I don't know if you're still here but I really need to ask: what does SA means? Also, nice setup! Even tho the room feels a bit too small for me.

SA : South Africa, he even has it mentioned at location in his profile
Too bad he hasn't been active from Febrauary...

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