Congratulation to the Winners of the CoinConnect / GuildMiners Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition!
First Place Winner and Worlds Best Bitcoin Mining Rig Builder - GIGAVPS (10 BTC PRIZE FROM GuildMiners)
Second Place Winner Loglow (6.5 BTC PRIZE FROM SpendBitcoins.com)
Third Place Winner TheRussian (3.5 BTC PRIZE FROM BitcoinBux.com)
GHETTO RIG WINNER ezdvd (5 BTC Prize from CoinConnect / BTCNetwork)
Winners please post your email addresses and bitcoin wallet addresses on your CoinConnect Profile - we will have a virtual award ceremony today and you will receive your awards at that time
Thank you for participating in the inaugural event 2011 CoinConnect / GuildMiners Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition
THE Inaugural Year of the CoinConnect/GuildMiners Bitcoin Mining Rig Builders Competition
sponsored by: CoinConnect.org, GuildMiners.com, SpendBitcoins.com, BitcoinBux.com, and SheDoesLove.com
Please checkout our sponsors web sites they are awesome Bitcoin Businesses who very generously donated the prizes for this competition!
The results of this poll will determine who is the Best Bitcoin Mining Rig Builder in the World and Who is the Most Ghetto Builder!
Voting runs until Midnight EST on 10/31/2011
After that Time the Person who has the Most Votes will Win First Place - 10 BTC - from GuildMiners.com
the Person with the Second Most Votes wins 6.5 BTC - from SpendBitcoins.com
the Person with the Third Most Votes wins 3.5 BTC - from BitcoinBux.com
and Last and Certainly Least the Person with the Least Amount of Votes wins the Ghetto Prize of 5 BTC - from CoinConnect.org / BTCNetwork.com
PLUS! You Can Win Something Just for Voting!!! Three Randomly Chosen Lucky Voters will Win a Gift Certificate for Fine Artisan Jewelery from SheDoesLove.com - We Are Giving Away 1 x 12 BTC, 1 x 8 BTC and 1 x 5 BTC Gift Certificates from SheDoesLove.com
Entries are displayed in order by which they signed up for the competition, You can get additional info and pictures by clicking on the mining rig title:
1) My Borg Ship by ptshamrock
I got into BTC Mining in early July and loved Bitcoins from the first moment !
I am from Munich , Germany ..and I am in the Process of starting a few btc related websites and services ! I really think this currency can change the world
My Rig consist of 10x 4x 5870 ..every 5870 is running at around 405 mhash..hopefully it get`s much colder here soon so i can get them up to 440mhash
2) Rig by JJ
Nothing too fancy. Both cards are ATI 5770's. The one on the bottom I got first back when they came out. I knew about bitcoi way back when, had an i7 and a 5770... and never mined
. In either case now I'm up to 425 mh/s. I had a bag over the fan to direct air, but it's gotton cool enough I don't need it anymore.
3) The Mining Cart by Aboveitall
Learned about bitcoin mining early this year. My current rig consist of:14x HD 6990 and 9x 6950 all flashed to 6970's
4) Holla's Bitcoin Mine by Hollajandro
Started mining in mid May. Heard about it by reading a Slashdot article. In the process of building another rig... Specs:
Motherboards: Asus A8N-E
Processors: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Memory: 1 GB DDR
Hard Drives: 60 GB WD Caviar
Video Cards: 1 XFX 5770, 3 Sapphire Xtreme 5850, 1 Diamond 5850, 1 XFX 5850, 1 XFX 5870, 1 XFX 6950
5) The Most Ghetto Miners you Will Ever See by ezdvd
I have 2 gpu miners and a cpu miner running here
6) Gigavps Mining Operation by Gigavps
I got into bitcoin mining a while ago and decided to invest in hardware instead of purchasing bitcoins directly. Currect setup includes 12 5970s, 50 5830s and 15 6950s. All cases are custom build open air aluminum frame cases with 5 GPUs per case for the 5830s and 6950s. There are 4 cases with 3 5970s per case.
7) An Open Frame Mining Rig - Detritus style by Detritus
I gotinto bitcoin a bit late in the game, Sometime in June 2011. I'm a 45 year old retired software/network engineer, and bitcoins are my hobby of the moment. The stack contains three rigs with 5 5970's each, It does about 6800 MH/s. The blower is a 450 CFM exhaust bower I bouht from a hydroponics ship, and it vents all the hot exhaust air outside my appartment. Curently the rig is running off 240v.
8 ) Custom-Built Lexan / Aluminum Mining Case by Loglow
This is my mining rig, entirely built from scratch! My goals for this project were to build a machine that was reasonably self-contained, quiet, cool, attractive, solid, functional, and small. This build went through a few iterations and revisions, but it's now in a finished state. Prior to construction, the design was modeled in SketchUp. No mounting brackets or motherboard trays were used; everything was made from raw materials.
AMD Athlon II X3 3.2GHz
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
Intel 320 Series 40GB SSD
Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard
4x Sapphire Radeon HD 5830
Antec HCP-1200 Power Supply
6x Gelid Wing12 120mm Fan
2x Gelid Wing14 140mm Fan
9) Kentucky BitCoin Mining Rigs by Kevin Groce
The Plastic racks cost 10.00 each ... box of screws at lowes 5.00 plastic ties- 4.00 24 video cards from Gigagyte HD 6950 to 5870's @ 180.00 to 250.00 each . 6-Gigabyte mother Boards 180.00. Intel 2.3 .. 2 gig ddr 3 ..80 gig sata Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING- 1000W
Lasko Blower FanBlower fan from walmart 49.99 each
10) The 10 Gigahash Mining Shelf by Alphy
I have two of these shelves in the basement doing 10 G/hahses per second. 32x 5830s per shelf. The exhaust is vented outdoors.
11) Holy Bitcoin Mining Rigs Batman! by MelMan20022
My rig of 6 Sapphire 5850s, my wife was surprised when we got a $700 electric bill!
12) Optimus Prime by TheRussian
This rig is open air and promotes excellent cooling with a simple design , 3 fans and a window.
It has 1 x 5970, 1 x 5850, and 8 x 5870's for a total of about 4.5 G/hash
The Large Fan blows cool air from the outside, the two exhaust fans suck hot air from the rigs and blow it out which also serves to heat my office during the cold fall / winter. Optimus Prime serves as a security guard and also gives me advice when needed by pushing the blue button on his chest - which I will do now for advice for the competition - Optimus Prime : "Don't Make Me Use This!" THANK YOU FOR VOTING IN THE COINCONNECT / GUILDMINERS INAUGURAL EVENT 2011 - BITCOIN MINING RIG BUILDERS COMPETITION
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