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June 23, 2011, 06:28:38 PM
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Hello,

I found out about bitcoin a few days ago and been reading up on mining and have a question if any one would be kind enough to answer it for me I hope.
My question is , I have two computers kicking around and was wondering would it be worth while to setup one or both of the following hardware set-ups for bitcoin mining?
The two computers I have is
A) quad core Intel @2.1Ghz , 4gigs RAM, ATI Radeon HD 3650 w/ 512meg RAM DDR2
B) AMD x2 64 4400+ Overclock@ 3.0Ghz , 2gigs RAM , Dual SLI BFG O.C Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512meg RAM DDR3

Computer A) is running Ubuntu Server 10.04 right now
Computer B) was my gaming rig till I got pissed off with windows and all the malware crap and switched to using Linux on my laptop so I haven't touched the rig in over a year.

I know ATI are better cards but since I have a 3650 I'm hoping the Dual 9600's maybe better, but from what I see software wise not much Nvidia support.

I don't have any funds to invest in better hardware, so I'm hoping to be able to experiment with what I got if at all worth while. Undecided

Thank you for your time to any and every one that reads this and/or replies.
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June 23, 2011, 06:33:28 PM
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Looking at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison it's not worth the power costs, sorry Sad

The ATI can't isn't even mentioned on the comparison as it's too old, and the NVIDIA has a negligable hashrate.
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June 23, 2011, 06:43:15 PM
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Power costs isn't a issue for me I live in a apartment building and have un-metered power as part of the unit, I forgot to add that.
Thanks for the reply burp! Looking at the hardware list I can get somthing around 60Mhash/s
Would the Nvidia still be worth it or would it just take too long to collect any useful amount of coin? Join a Pool ?
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June 23, 2011, 06:56:55 PM
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I prefer this hardware guide.
http://bitclockers.com/forums/index.php?topic=6.0
Check out the rest of Bitclockers.com to for awesome guides and awesome people.
Maybe even mine with us?
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June 23, 2011, 07:01:17 PM
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Thanks lolcat
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June 23, 2011, 07:02:56 PM
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Power costs isn't a issue for me I live in a apartment building and have un-metered power as part of the unit, I forgot to add that.
Thanks for the reply burp! Looking at the hardware list I can get somthing around 60Mhash/s
Would the Nvidia still be worth it or would it just take too long to collect any useful amount of coin? Join a Pool ?

If electricity isn't a cost, then join a pool. Keep in mind you might only get $20 a month. If you like playing around with your computer as a hobby then check it out!
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June 23, 2011, 07:04:27 PM
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not to hijack, but looking over that list for my personal gfx card, what am I looking for when deciding if it's "worth it".  For example I have a Nvidia 9800GTX, so are those stats in my favor?

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June 23, 2011, 07:16:48 PM
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Thanks lolcat

Not a problem, happy to help.
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June 23, 2011, 07:19:08 PM
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not to hijack, but looking over that list for my personal gfx card, what am I looking for when deciding if it's "worth it".  For example I have a Nvidia 9800GTX, so are those stats in my favor?


You'll get about 35 mh/s
Its better than nothing!  

If you're looking for a pool, check out Bitclockers Cheesy
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June 23, 2011, 07:37:17 PM
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not to hijack, but looking over that list for my personal gfx card, what am I looking for when deciding if it's "worth it".  For example I have a Nvidia 9800GTX, so are those stats in my favor?


You'll get about 35 mh/s
Its better than nothing!  

If you're looking for a pool, check out Bitclockers Cheesy

thanks lolcat!

TradeHill will give YOU 10% off every trade for life with this link:
http://www.tradehill.com/?r=TH-R19172 (http://www.tradehill.com/?r=TH-R19172)
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June 23, 2011, 07:40:08 PM
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No problem!

Here is a guide from our forums to help you out with getting started.

http://bitclockers.com/forums/index.php?topic=3.0
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June 23, 2011, 07:55:25 PM
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I just signed up and brought the total to within a cat's whisker of 100 GH/s.
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June 23, 2011, 07:58:41 PM
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Recruit a friend! Let's Break 100!
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