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September 02, 2013, 03:55:27 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

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September 02, 2013, 04:03:18 AM
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Don't bother GPU mining BTC. Use coinchoose and see what coins are most profitable (if any).
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September 02, 2013, 04:10:41 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

Thanks for your thoughts.


computer heating is a lot nicer than the electric heaters as it heats more evenly Smiley

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September 02, 2013, 04:12:40 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

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computer heating is a lot nicer than the electric heaters as it heats more evenly Smiley

waste of electricity and good hardware.
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September 02, 2013, 04:16:09 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

Thanks for your thoughts.


computer heating is a lot nicer than the electric heaters as it heats more evenly Smiley

waste of electricity and good hardware.

he has all electric heating so it wont use any more electric and he doesn't have to set them at 100% even set at 50% mining altcoins would make a couple of USD a week

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September 02, 2013, 04:18:52 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

Thanks for your thoughts.


computer heating is a lot nicer than the electric heaters as it heats more evenly Smiley

waste of electricity and good hardware.

he has all electric heating so it wont use any more electric and he doesn't have to set them at 100% even set at 50% mining altcoins would make a couple of USD a week

electric heating =/= electric heating + gpus running
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September 02, 2013, 04:21:43 AM
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Dude, thank you!  I had no idea about coinchoose, you have made my night.

Don't bother GPU mining BTC. Use coinchoose and see what coins are most profitable (if any).
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September 02, 2013, 04:24:29 AM
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Dude, thank you!  I had no idea about coinchoose, you have made my night.

Don't bother GPU mining BTC. Use coinchoose and see what coins are most profitable (if any).

You're welcome. If you want to tip a small amount of BTC, you can send it to the inputs link in my signature.
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September 02, 2013, 04:27:07 AM
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I stopped mining, and frankly kind of forgot about bitcoin for almost 2 years, but now that I'm done school I can afford to focus on it again.  My rig just has 2 5830's, so I'm not actually going to be mining much at all.  But my apartment is electrically heated anyways.  So what I'm trying to figure out is the wear and tear on my rig (which I do use as a general purpose PC) worth the very small amount I'll be mining, or should I just stick with 100% my actually electrical heating (my rig won't completely heat my place, but it will help)

Thanks for your thoughts.


computer heating is a lot nicer than the electric heaters as it heats more evenly Smiley

waste of electricity and good hardware.

he has all electric heating so it wont use any more electric and he doesn't have to set them at 100% even set at 50% mining altcoins would make a couple of USD a week

electric heating =/= electric heating + gpus running

lest say it takes him 10kwh a day in electric heating  if he uses 2kw a day on the comp it will only need 8kw from the electric heaters to still be 10kw   so it uses no more electric and it will be a more even heat + he will make some money back from the coins Smiley

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September 02, 2013, 04:39:43 AM
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Don't bother GPU mining BTC. Use coinchoose and see what coins are most profitable (if any).

Thanks for the info, b!z link, I was unaware of coinchoose.
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September 02, 2013, 07:18:07 AM
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Don't bother GPU mining BTC. Use coinchoose and see what coins are most profitable (if any).

Thanks for the info, b!z link, I was unaware of coinchoose.

You're welcome, i'm glad i helped you.
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