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September 17, 2017, 03:24:37 AM
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hi there i'm fairly new to bitcoin mining. and wanting to ask a question. so I live in canada at the moment where I live electricity is about .11/kw in (USD) been doing a lot of research for the past month or so on miner's and wanting to get into it a bit more beyond my regular gaming pc which currently makes around 1.50-2.50usd/day. so my question is what would you guys recommend for a budget of around 500-800 dollars. don't have the money yet but have to save up for it so time for further research. currently I was thinking possibly a used antminer s7-ln  but can't seem to find them anywhere anymore but haven't asked in the marketplace yet since i don't have the money yet. also I currently don't have to pay for power but i'm thinking if it's a machine that probably uses 100 dollars/month in electricity I would have to tell my landlord so he doesn't get pissed. but if it's like 30-50/month on electricity i won't tell unless he ask's.  so any advice on a new or used machine roughly around that price would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance.
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September 17, 2017, 03:27:27 AM
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If you're looking to buy an s7 they aren't that hard to find on bitcointalk or usually eBay. If you aren't paying for power just make sure you don't go nuts with a $500 bill to start or your landlord will freak!
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September 17, 2017, 03:32:14 AM
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yeah i was thinking about a antminer s7 only reason i was kinda meh about it was electricity. was using this site https://www.nicehash.com/profitability-calculator/bitmain-antminer-s7?e=.11&currency=USD
as a gauge actual Ei Cost then just flat out kw from the wall calculator.
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September 17, 2017, 07:43:47 AM
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Yeah, power is a killer but 59 bucks is 59 bucks and a lot of education!

Plus you can always resell the S7 if you decide it is not worth the effort.
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September 17, 2017, 08:23:50 AM
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well thanks guys. think i may just save up a bit with my paycheck and mining bitcoin from my gaming pc, and buy a used s7 to start with from the market place here
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