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SistaS0uljah
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December 07, 2011, 11:53:33 PM
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Okay, I've been playing around with bitcoin since last summer (just about the time of the Great BTC Crash), and put together three small-scale mining rigs to teach myself the ropes.  Quite a few ATI Radeon cards showed up on eBay about then (probably being dumped by discouraged miners) so I was able to get into the mining thing without much of an investment.  Since then, I've had some interesting experiences, learned some valuable lessons, but never lost my enthusiasm for bitcoin.  I'm only generating a miniscule number of coins on my own, but it's enough to keep me interested.  Okay, "interested" isn't exactly the right word.  Obsessed is probably more accurate.

I've also attended some bitcoin meetups and met people way smarter than me who feel there may be a future for this currency.  Their interest in the bitcoin phenomenon reassures me that I'm not totally crazy for having a vision of starting a business using BTC as a trading mechanism.

I've been a lurker here on the forums for months, and never needed to ask questions because anything I didn't know has already been answered by someone else long ago, so all I had to do was a quick search here to find out whatever information I needed. 

So now, I guess it's time to start contributing to the conversation, like I do at the face-to-face bitcoin meetups.  Let's get down to business, okay?
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December 08, 2011, 12:01:16 AM
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Oh great, another scammer about to drop some ATIs on the marketplace...


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December 08, 2011, 01:25:21 AM
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No, I'm keeping my mining cards, and still on the lookout for more bargains.  I want to get some more 5830s or maybe a 5850 or 5870.  My three systems now run on the 5830 (285-290MH/s), a 5770 (220-230MH/s) and an anemic little 5670 (90Mh/s).  But that's enough to generate a bitcoin about every 48 hours.  Yeah, laugh at me if you must, but I only paid $80 for the most expensive card in my fleet (the 5830), and spent $60 each for the 5670 and the 5770, so that is the extent of my investment.  Like I said, it's only a hobby I took up to learn more about how this whole thing works.  I'm not crazy enough to think I can put together a monster rig that needs six fans and liquid nitrogen to stay cool (http://www.bitcoinminer.com/post/11116694238/video-liquid-nitrogen-cooling).
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December 08, 2011, 01:33:41 AM
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shakaru may still have some 5830s available for sale.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=52506.0
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December 08, 2011, 03:06:16 AM
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Last summer? I thought we're still in 2011.
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