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March 04, 2012, 03:02:50 PM
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i just stumbled on bitcoins (and mining them) last week and have been running through the many positives specific to me.  if done right i see this being a very nice hobby/part time job. 

i already have several pc's that i keep running 24x7 and have already got them mining at about 1GH/s.  in their current location they help me heat my basement office that would otherwise be using electic baseboard heaters (it isn't connected to the house HVAC).

i will likely take some spare/old hardware and build up 2 dedicated miners, stick them in a basement utility room while routing hot air from that room into my HVAC for 9 months/year and vent outside the other 3.

if all goes well and see some returns but too much wasted electricity (expecially in the summer where i am dumping heat) i have a storage/auto workshop that i rent with free electricity although no internet.  it is part of a larger warehouse/industrial shop so as long as i don't go crazy the juice for a rig or 2 won't be noticed.

other indirect benefits are the awareness this has put on me of efficiency and attention to detail.  i may no rake in massive profits directly from mining but i think when i look at the big picture i will be better for the experience if i play it smart.

thanks to all that have contributed to the effort and i have learned from - i'm sure there is much more to go as well.
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March 05, 2012, 05:49:05 AM
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March 09, 2012, 03:39:58 AM
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well 1 week in and doing ok.  i mined 3.5 BTC and 315 LTC without any capital investment as of yet from my 3 general purpose PC's (plus a bit from a 4th).  i haven't killed any hardware or circuits and my basement office is now a pleasant 65F without needing to turn on the heat. 

the bad news is that there isn't as much spare hardware as i thought that is suitable to recycle into dedicated rigs.  i will prolly spec out and purchase the core first while waiting to see what shakes out with the next gen of gpu's from ati and nvidia.  i just can't bring myself to buy used gpu's for what they are going for.
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