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July 18, 2017, 06:30:29 AM
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Howdy mining community! Ive recently gotten into mining using nicehash on my pc. I had a few questions I was looking to see if you guys could help me with. So I picked up 4 asicminer block erupter usb 330mh/s and I was planning to use them with a raspberry pi. The only thing is I have a plan to use my raspberry pi for something else, and I have some old pcs laying around my house. Does the specs of the pc really matter for mining if I am using block erupters for the mining? And if the specs do matter, what are the minimum spcs the pc I'm using be running? Before you say it, I am 18, I don't pay the electric bill so where as I have read that they aren't profitable on the long scale if I was paying for electricity im not so should not matter. (Just using this to learn more about what I'm doing) Also, could someone point me to a good tutorial on how to set these things up with a pc? Next, should I be using nicehash on my main pc to mine when I'm not using it or is there a better program that will generate me more that I don't know about?

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July 18, 2017, 06:39:14 AM
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Howdy mining community! Ive recently gotten into mining using nicehash on my pc. I had a few questions I was looking to see if you guys could help me with. So I picked up 4 asicminer block erupter usb 330mh/s and I was planning to use them with a raspberry pi. The only thing is I have a plan to use my raspberry pi for something else, and I have some old pcs laying around my house. Does the specs of the pc really matter for mining if I am using block erupters for the mining? And if the specs do matter, what are the minimum spcs the pc I'm using be running? Before you say it, I am 18, I don't pay the electric bill so where as I have read that they aren't profitable on the long scale if I was paying for electricity im not so should not matter. (Just using this to learn more about what I'm doing) Also, could someone point me to a good tutorial on how to set these things up with a pc? Next, should I be using nicehash on my main pc to mine when I'm not using it or is there a better program that will generate me more that I don't know about?

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I don't know the power draw of those block eruptors (to lazy to look them up), but you might need a powered usb hub.
Other than the power draw, i don't think there are minimum specs for the PC. The PC is just a controller.

I used to mine with 2 Antminer U2's using an old HP thin client as controller. I think it had an A9 processor and 128 Mb RAM, and it ran just fine. Just installed debian, bfgminer (IIRC) and ran it using screen...

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July 18, 2017, 10:26:51 PM
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Can any tell me how many nvidia 1070's are neede to breakeven mining btc?
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July 19, 2017, 01:47:26 AM
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Can any tell me how many nvidia 1070's are neede to breakeven mining btc?

Video cards are an extreme waste of power and hardware for mining Bitcoin. They should be used only to mine Alt-coins.
This is the Bitcoin Mining forum and should not have Alt-coins posting here.

Alt-coins have there own forum here:   

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=collapse;c=6;sa=expand;sesc=dc5faf5f46145f47e48736daae6da665#6

Post there for answers to your alt-coin questions.
Good luck.

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