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November 04, 2013, 09:28:27 AM
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Hello everyone, I read much about bitcoin mining with great hardware and so but nothing about a situation like mine.
I have a small ubuntu server turned on 24/7 that just serves a webserver and nothing much.
So I already pay electricity for it and I was wondering if it would be worth getting a cheap Radeon GPU to economically take advantage of my situation.... any thoughts or advice?
thanks!
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November 04, 2013, 09:57:05 AM
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Mining BTC using either the CPU or a new GPU doesn't pay off. Even with ASICs you might not get a ROI. If you really want to use your server for mining, you could look into altcoins for that. I would recommend looking at http://primecoin.org if you want to do CPU mining and in case you get a new GPU https://litecoin.org/ or some other scrypt based coin.

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November 05, 2013, 11:33:02 AM
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thanks for your reply, i will look better into that!
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November 05, 2013, 11:49:09 AM
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Take note that if you mine using a CPU, your resources will be reduced and there will be extra heat and electricity fees

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November 06, 2013, 12:09:52 AM
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ok, thank you very much for the information!
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November 06, 2013, 12:46:39 AM
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You can try feathercoin and exchange it.

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November 06, 2013, 01:00:37 AM
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which of the coin traded on BTC-E is easiest to mine now?

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November 06, 2013, 07:28:25 AM
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Hey Matt, was setting up a web server on linux easy? I currently have one running on IIS7 (windows) and it's shit so was thinking about switching

TIA
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November 06, 2013, 08:38:32 AM
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which of the coin traded on BTC-E is easiest to mine now?
You might want to check this out: http://coinchoose.com/

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November 06, 2013, 11:54:10 AM
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Hey Matt, was setting up a web server on linux easy? I currently have one running on IIS7 (windows) and it's shit so was thinking about switching
I'm a computer science student and have been linux user for years, so it was quite easy for me personally. If you're not used to it it can be a little tougher, but once you are comfortable with using only the command line, it should be quite straightforward.
Also, there's a lot of good and detailed guides out there. Good luck : )
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November 06, 2013, 11:55:35 AM
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You could always use the CPU and mine primecoins with it. Either solo or pool.
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November 06, 2013, 11:51:21 PM
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are primecoins easy to mine now compared to LTC/BTC?

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November 08, 2013, 06:08:30 AM
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are primecoins easy to mine now compared to LTC/BTC?
Certainly million times easier than BTC. But for LTC, its around a few times easier.

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November 11, 2013, 12:26:07 PM
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How is the mining going now ?

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November 11, 2013, 12:38:35 PM
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I ran cgminer on a nvidia card last week and the payout after 30 hours was like 0.00004 btc or something like that.
You would probably get more bitcoins if you put a sign and a cup on the sidewalk saying "Give me some money please", and buy bitcoins for the profit.

...or just sell the cup right away
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November 22, 2013, 03:31:13 AM
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for free electricty its still fine to CPU mine - i do that on some of my SEO servers

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November 22, 2013, 07:06:20 AM
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I ran cgminer on a nvidia card last week and the payout after 30 hours was like 0.00004 btc or something like that.
You would probably get more bitcoins if you put a sign and a cup on the sidewalk saying "Give me some money please", and buy bitcoins for the profit.

...or just sell the cup right away

You made my day.
I guess the New York beggars will demand donations in bitcoins now Grin

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November 22, 2013, 07:10:18 AM
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Mining BTC using either the CPU or a new GPU doesn't pay off. Even with ASICs you might not get a ROI. If you really want to use your server for mining, you could look into altcoins for that. I would recommend looking at http://primecoin.org if you want to do CPU mining and in case you get a new GPU https://litecoin.org/ or some other scrypt based coin.

I fully agree, mining Bitcoin doesn't seem like a good option at the moment, and it's mostly ASIC's keeping the hash rate up now. Altcoins are your best bet when using CPU and GPU. I have my old gaming PC setup as a litecoin miner at the moment.
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November 22, 2013, 07:10:26 AM
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Hey Matt, was setting up a web server on linux easy? I currently have one running on IIS7 (windows) and it's shit so was thinking about switching

TIA

There are 100,000 how to guides for setting up a linux server.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=how+to+guide&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&gws_rd=cr&ei=IwOPUqCSM4mZiAf25oGwBA#q=how+to+guides+linux+server&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial

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November 22, 2013, 07:48:09 AM
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Just don't use GPU or CPU for BTC. Please!

Hey.. watsup.
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