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Author Topic: Is it still viable to build a mining rig?  (Read 3936 times)
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July 19, 2011, 01:05:12 AM
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it's more ideal if you already have hardware on your main computer and let it mine, than to go out and buy dedicated miners. however, you can still build a dedicated mining rig, but with the current BTC prices, it's less profitable and will take much longer to pay itself off. if you're ok with that, then go for it

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July 19, 2011, 01:19:54 AM
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I'm doing it for the heat and for fun Smiley

I had a spare Pentium IV PC with a single PCI-E socket, so spent $220 on a card and $120 on a PSU. Since it's winter here at the moment, the heat is the important feature.

Now all I need is one of those fake burning logs to stick in the case...
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July 19, 2011, 02:01:35 AM
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I built a rig a couple of months ago, it is making almost half as much profit compared to when I started simply due to increased difficulty. I wonder how much more it will go up before people stop jumping on to mine.
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