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April 09, 2017, 01:10:47 AM
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Hey everyone.  Wanted to let you know that I received a response from hotmine!

They basically asked me:

1) How many & which kit do I want
2) My address

HagssFIN I assume since you obviously have a kit, you can vouch that this is a stand-up company?
Yes I can confirm that I had a smooth deal with Hotmine and mr. E. Turanov for this X5 kit.

This is a good kit for those with needed DIY skills for the upgrade.
As soon as I get the BB board and get this running I can have my final words on this.

Nice review. I have some S5s with dead Hash boards if you want them for kit work. Can send a big box.
Thanks, but I'm not planning to do a business on this.  Smiley
DIY skills? Seems like it requires practically none as long as you have a human brain. Nice review, almost the same as setting up my initially finicky SP20s. Keep us updated on how cool the miner is during operation and how it actually performs!

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April 09, 2017, 01:34:00 AM
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Wonder if they'd do a group buy or a bulk buy to a reseller.

Also I have a half-dozen or so S5 controllers if anyone does get their hands on one of these and wants a brain for it.

Sounds like a good job for Phil

I am interested in a few kits
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April 10, 2017, 08:53:34 PM
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DIY skills? Seems like it requires practically none as long as you have a human brain. Nice review, almost the same as setting up my initially finicky SP20s. Keep us updated on how cool the miner is during operation and how it actually performs!
Yeah it is not rocket science. If you can handle tools and you know some miner firmware/software stuff you will be fine with this upgrade kit.
It should be really easy with the S5. With S1 and S3 you need some additional modifying.

By the way, check out the first three posts in this thread and updates by me!
I got the BB board in the mail, and the build is now ready. Smiley
I have some results running it with Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W PSU.

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April 10, 2017, 09:01:57 PM
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Biggest DIY skill to know is that when mounting the board to heat sink, cross-torque the screws moving from the center of the board out towards the outside screws to prevent what you called 'Taco board' (warping it) along with using a minimal amount of thermal compound. Use just enough to give a very thin layer.

Given how sharp the fins on the heat sink are, wearing gloves might be a good idea as well. Found that out long ago while doing a couple s1 > s3 upgrades...

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April 10, 2017, 10:11:08 PM
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Great review HagssFIN! Thanks for going through the trouble.

There's something delicious about an Antminer running Bitfury chips Wink

I'm interested in the X6 upgrade but haven't been able to get their contact form to work.

Does anyone have an email for them? Hopefully they're really accepting orders.

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April 12, 2017, 10:11:39 AM
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Given how sharp the fins on the heat sink are, wearing gloves might be a good idea as well. Found that out long ago while doing a couple s1 > s3 upgrades...
Yup, I agree with you. That sheet metal will get you good if you do not protect yourself or use other precautions. I have some good scars from about 15 years ago fighting with a PC. I learned my lesson, but it took me two goes before I did. HaHa! Smiley

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April 12, 2017, 03:31:32 PM
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I have sent two or three mails about X6, is it ready for order but haven't got any answer.
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April 12, 2017, 06:31:11 PM
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Hi guys.

I`m Alex from Hotmine team.

Thank you for your feedback and interest.

Sorry that it is hard to reach us. Working hard to provide stable and well performing devices.

We will provide all info and start accepting orders soon in April-May.

You can left your orders on the website or PM me here so we can prepare our stocks.
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April 12, 2017, 06:56:37 PM
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Hi guys.

I`m Alex from Hotmine team.

Thank you for your feedback and interest.

Sorry that it is hard to reach us. Working hard to provide stable and well performing devices.

We will provide all info and start accepting orders soon in April-May.

You can left your orders on the website or PM me here so we can prepare our stocks or ping me here.
Great news.
My X5 is running nice and stable so far.  Smiley

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April 13, 2017, 11:14:11 PM
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Hi guys.

I`m Alex from Hotmine team.

Thank you for your feedback and interest.

Sorry that it is hard to reach us. Working hard to provide stable and well performing devices.

We will provide all info and start accepting orders soon in April-May.

You can left your orders on the website or PM me here so we can prepare our stocks or ping me here.
Great news.
My X5 is running nice and stable so far.  Smiley

Ready to order 1x kit for my S5 Tongue
I also have an Antminer C1 I would like to upgrade after my first build.

 

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April 18, 2017, 07:29:45 AM
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By the way, check out the first three posts in this thread and updates by me!
I got the BB board in the mail, and the build is now ready. Smiley

You better cover the sidewalls with some rectangular pieces of plastic (like on original S5s). I guess the surface of PCB on the other side of the radiator should be cooled by the fans too.

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April 18, 2017, 12:06:31 PM
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By the way, check out the first three posts in this thread and updates by me!
I got the BB board in the mail, and the build is now ready. Smiley

You better cover the sidewalls with some rectangular pieces of plastic (like on original S5s). I guess the surface of PCB on the other side of the radiator should be cooled by the fans too.

yeah  I would love to see this built into an s-3

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April 18, 2017, 01:32:57 PM
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By the way, check out the first three posts in this thread and updates by me!
I got the BB board in the mail, and the build is now ready. Smiley

You better cover the sidewalls with some rectangular pieces of plastic (like on original S5s). I guess the surface of PCB on the other side of the radiator should be cooled by the fans too.
Yeah thanks, this is a good suggestion and I must see how I would build it.
Perhaps some sheet metal cover.
This way I won't get any surprise with some part on the non-heatsink side of the  board getting too hot and suddenly failing.

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April 20, 2017, 02:58:18 PM
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By the way, check out the first three posts in this thread and updates by me!
I got the BB board in the mail, and the build is now ready. Smiley

You better cover the sidewalls with some rectangular pieces of plastic (like on original S5s). I guess the surface of PCB on the other side of the radiator should be cooled by the fans too.
Yeah thanks, this is a good suggestion and I must see how I would build it.
Perhaps some sheet metal cover.
This way I won't get any surprise with some part on the non-heatsink side of the  board getting too hot and suddenly failing.

How do we get our hands on that kit  damn it. Smiley
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April 20, 2017, 08:37:02 PM
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How do we get our hands on that kit  damn it. Smiley
Contact them via the contact form at en.hotmine.io.

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May 05, 2017, 11:02:53 AM
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How do we get our hands on that kit  damn it. Smiley
Contact them via the contact form at en.hotmine.io.

I have sent many times "order" with contact form but I don't get any answers.

They have products but don't want to sell them??
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May 08, 2017, 07:12:48 PM
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I have sent many times "order" with contact form but I don't get any answers.
They have products but don't want to sell them??


Latest info that I know is that they should be able to take orderds in April-May time.
I don't know if they are still preparing for it.

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Hi guys.
I`m Alex from Hotmine team.
Thank you for your feedback and interest.
Sorry that it is hard to reach us. Working hard to provide stable and well performing devices.
We will provide all info and start accepting orders soon in April-May.
You can left your orders on the website or PM me here so we can prepare our stocks.

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May 10, 2017, 06:14:13 PM
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Got a reply email for a X5. They said is ready to ship, ask me if I can pay in BTC.
No price or others details.

I asked if escrow service is acceptable.
I suggested OgNasty.

I'm not comfortable sending money out of the blue with no email reply or little.
They need to earn my trust first.

Interested but careful. 


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May 10, 2017, 11:23:06 PM
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Careful guys! Why would a company be so busy preparing working boards to not even take the time for pr.  Who do they plan to sell to?  If not here, good luck I say. 
Seems to me it would be easy to create a couple prototypes and send them to a few for review, then open up orders and not deliver.
Been done many times here before.
I hope that's not the case and cool for the ones that received them but come on we want something to be true so bad and they may be feeding off of you for that.
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May 13, 2017, 01:38:40 PM
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"Seems to me it would be easy to create a couple prototypes and send them to a few for review, then open up orders and not deliver. "

AM. can't bee very easy to do I have waited Gekkoscience upgrade boards for S1,S3,S5 many many months and they are not yet available. Have even send support hamburger money for many meals and still waiting.
I don't think that Bitfury sends samples if You just ask, pure SCAM easy prototype + scam hard.

Some kind civil war or Russian occupation going on in Ukraina so don't know how they can built miners there but at least anyone haven't asked any BTC for miners yet. Only 900 miles to Kiev so easy to make roadtrip and claim scam money back if target is known, I have seen many war zones in my life.
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