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January 18, 2014, 02:18:31 AM
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I have $400 coming on Tuesday that I can spend on mining gear.
My question to you all is what will get me the most bang for my buck.  It's not enough for a 30gh/s unit and not quite enough to buy two of any lesser units.
I would love some suggestions and maybe links.

I have been going through this forum and ebay such just trying to find the right deal. 

Thanks everyone I look forward to seeing what you all suggest so I can stretch this a bit.

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January 18, 2014, 02:33:08 AM
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You can buy cloud mining power at cex.io

I don't suggest you to use this website in order to invest! You could buy just 1 GH/s just to understand how mining works and get the feeling of mining bitcoin on your own.

But honestly buying a miner you're going to run on your own is a bad idea. Besides all the fuss and the bad experience you can have with the companies that sell them; we're also just a week before the next difficulty reset which is going to be one of the biggest resets if not the biggest (30%). According to that, putting your money to a miner would be a bad investment right now or at any time since we're at a point that there's no getting back now.The difficulty will just keep going up. 

Here's my source for the info about the reset: http://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty



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January 18, 2014, 02:56:13 AM
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I'm aware of all of this.  I actually have a mining setup doing a measly 15 gh/s or so out of some mixed stuff.  I like the hands on aspect of it.

I also have a cex.io account too. Smiley

We also have free electricity as a bonus.  We have a methane electricity generation plant on the family farm here.  It just went online this summer.

One of the best things for me with this is I am recently disabled it gives me something to do.  I got hurt with some logs 1 1/2 yrs ago and just had my 2nd surgery two months ago and today in fact a freaking spinal myelogram today which was horrible and I had just thought I was getting a CT scan to see if the scar tissue or SCS implant were what has been causing problems.

This gives me something to have fun with.
I was a Systems Admin/Network Tech for the last 18yrs.  I cannot do that anymore but the tinkering here and there when I am able keep me from going nuts.

I was healthy, fit, happy and active and in a split second it all was gone.

Sorry for rambling on I just enjoy this.  I can mess with them from bed and learn the differing programs and such.
It's fascinating and fun.

I don't have any extra money usually but the bills are paid.  With this I was hoping to buy something more to play with and learn.
I also want to have lightfoot speed up my jalapeno.

With the bit of coin I made I have just got another redfury to play with it should be here soon too.

Hopefully I can get some ideas from you all.  Smiley


You can buy cloud mining power at cex.io

I don't suggest you to use this website in order to invest! You could buy just 1 GH/s just to understand how mining works and get the feeling of mining bitcoin on your own.

But honestly buying a miner you're going to run on your own is a bad idea. Besides all the fuss and the bad experience you can have with the companies that sell them; we're also just a week before the next difficulty reset which is going to be one of the biggest resets if not the biggest (30%). According to that, putting your money to a miner would be a bad investment right now or at any time since we're at a point that there's no getting back now.The difficulty will just keep going up. 

Here's my source for the info about the reset: http://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty

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January 18, 2014, 06:20:06 AM
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I don't have any good ideas. Maybe buy another jally and flash it too. I really don't like bfl though.

What happened with the logs? You mean the the wood type and not the info a program spits out right? You were carrying some?
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January 18, 2014, 06:39:57 AM
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I was thinking that may be a possibility too with another Jalapeno.  I really want to find something in the 10gh/s to 15gh/s range but blades require more hardware I don't have yet and they are on the upper end of my budget.  So I keep looking and searching for the right combo of stuff.

I live quite rural and our home is in the woods past the in-laws farm.

I was moving logs (yup trees) after a storm I shifted wrong and I ended up with two disks breaking so badly I could not move my right leg.  
The first surgery got the debris out and opened up space.  They had damaged my spinal cord and nerve roots. After the surgery and 6 months of brutal physical therapy I am able to use my leg most of the time now.  The spinal cord and nerve damage that is left is permanent.  The neuropathy is terrible. My back and leg both burn and sear while parts are numb and in pain too.  The worst  are the muscle spasms that happen from the spinal cord and nerve damage.  Muscles will lock and spasm and I can't walk or the ones in my back on the right side will hit and bend me in half backwards.  It's terrible.
I got a spinal cord stimulator to help with some of the pain but there is no help for the spasms.  The tests today were to see what the damage is doing to cause other issues.  It's freaky I've been injured before and this is nothing like it.  Before you heal and get on with things this is constant pain 24/7.  The lack of sleep is difficult and the loss of being able to do things and not fight pain 24/7 is extremely difficult to take.  



I don't have any good ideas. Maybe buy another jally and flash it too. I really don't like bfl though.

What happened with the logs? You mean the the wood type and not the info a program spits out right? You were carrying some?

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January 18, 2014, 07:00:09 AM
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Sorry to take you off the hardware target.  That's brutal. I would probably spend all day crying if that happened to me.

So you were alone when it happened? How old are you? Feel free to not answer if you don't want to.

It's hard to find something positive I'm sure. Your wife is supportive? I think mine might leave me for dead if it were me.
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January 18, 2014, 07:04:41 AM
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add a few bucks to it or btc and buy a cube from CrazyGuy in group buys. I bought from him and happy with it. 0.59 btc for BE Cube ~32 GH/s low clock. or try cryptrade bot for cex.io
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January 18, 2014, 07:20:23 AM
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My age is the answer to the ultimate question this year.  LOL
I was out in the yard alone yes, I should have got a tractor but I was just in work mode and did not think and then I was toast.
My wife and family have been wonderful especially my wife.  She is always there for me just like lastnight when I was bent over backwards with locked muscles.
As for crying it happens alot when the frustration and pain beat me down. Especially when I want to do something simple like lift a 5 gallon water jug and I can't or I want to go for a walk with my wife on the trails through the woods I made over the years and cannot because I end up bedridden for the day.  It's a constant fight between pain and depression.
I've always been an athlete I played hockey since I was tiny and while I was a systems and network admin I was also a professional wrestler performing indy shows all over the east coast.  I retired from that about 8 years ago but kept in shape.
I used to be 6'3" 245lbs and in shape.  Now I cannot usually stand up straight and I am down to 215lbs because I can't be active anymore.  If I overdo it the spasms hit.  
It's kind of freeing to be able to talk about this in the open I usually don't and bottling it up is no good.  Most of our family did not know how bad it was until my wife and I decided it was time to tell them just after New Years when I had a bad fall and could not hide it anymore.

I have to say Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have given me something to do and it's awesome.  Just the things I have been able to do and trade and buy with this is awesome.  We have very little left over money so most of my gear has been purchased in trades or for bitcoins I mined. It's fun and the community is great.  Smiley
  

Sorry to take you off the hardware target.  That's brutal. I would probably spend all day crying if that happened to me.

So you were alone when it happened? How old are you? Feel free to not answer if you don't want to.

It's hard to find something positive I'm sure. Your wife is supportive? I think mine might leave me for dead if it were me.

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January 18, 2014, 07:25:58 AM
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Those are good ideas.
I'm not sure I can come up with enough to make .59 BTC though.  I looked at his stuff and was hoping it would be in my range but not quite.  If I can sell the rest of my Magic the Gathering cards though I might be able to but so far no takers.  I do not have many of the valued cards and even though the ones I have are all mint they are from 1994 and 1995 there have been many cheaper revisions since then.
Still I've been going through my stuff I don't use anymore hopefully something will get me there.


add a few bucks to it or btc and buy a cube from CrazyGuy in group buys. I bought from him and happy with it. 0.59 btc for BE Cube ~32 GH/s low clock. or try cryptrade bot for cex.io

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January 18, 2014, 07:28:46 AM
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or learn how to read the ghs/btc candles "the bars" on cex and watch it closely you can profit
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January 18, 2014, 07:39:06 AM
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Quite true.  The only issue there is it's like day trading and I got caught up in that craze for over a year.  I came out ahead by about 20K but I was going nuts doing and keeping track and obsessing over it.  LOL

or learn how to read the ghs/btc candles "the bars" on cex and watch it closely you can profit

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January 18, 2014, 08:29:16 AM
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buy a graphics card and point it at hashco.ws or middlecoin

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January 18, 2014, 12:09:30 PM
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Wow. You should bottle and sell some of your awesome.

Thank you for sharing. If I find some cheap hash I will let you know.

So, my favorite magic quote, "If you find yourself and a friend being chased by a king cheetah, you have but one chance: Trip your friend."
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I'm doing that as well.
I have one rig doing LTC and Middlecoin.
That's fun too.   I worked on a script for my GPH card with help from nwools.  It was lots of fun now I have pushed a R7 250 to about 112 kh/s on LTC.

buy a graphics card and point it at hashco.ws or middlecoin

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January 18, 2014, 08:14:26 PM
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Thanks I am humbled that you feel that way. 
I don't feel very awesome at all I just try to make it one day at a time.
Today is a bad day.  I can barely move and finally made it out of bed.  My leg won't work right due to muscles locking.  Leaves me exhausted and shaky when it ends.
I appreciate the help in keeping eyes open.
I have a couple offers so far too and hope to get more and make my decision on wednesday.
This is quite fun.  I am so pleasantly surprised how wonderful everyone has been here.  The PM's have been excellent as well as this thread.

Thank you everyone.  This really does feel like a community even if we are spread all over the world.   Smiley

Wow. You should bottle and sell some of your awesome.

Thank you for sharing. If I find some cheap hash I will let you know.

So, my favorite magic quote, "If you find yourself and a friend being chased by a king cheetah, you have but one chance: Trip your friend."

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