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March 07, 2012, 06:05:10 PM
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Based on your imaginary 5.5 cent electricity?  I thought you had stopped all that nonsense?

That's about what I pay for my peak rate, per kWh.  Off-peak is about $.01 cheaper, but I also get stuck with a "demand" fee of something like $15 per kW.  During the summer my electric bill was still around $300-400 with my 900W mining box and a/c going 24/7 Sad

Yeah but he linked to his actual cost which was 4.2 cents (w/ 5.5 cent cap) on GENERATION ONLYSmiley  The link he provided clearly said transmission, distribution, connection, demand charges, taxes, and fees extra.  Still he likely was too busy making a million dollars a second playing online poker to actually read his own link (even after it was pointed out to him).
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March 07, 2012, 09:19:17 PM
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The most attractive property of FPGA miner for me is low heat and low noise. Of course with advanced cooler or even water cooling, the problem could be less for GPUs, but still an issue

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March 07, 2012, 10:01:58 PM
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Based on your imaginary 5.5 cent electricity?  I thought you had stopped all that nonsense?

That's about what I pay for my peak rate, per kWh.  Off-peak is about $.01 cheaper, but I also get stuck with a "demand" fee of something like $15 per kW.  During the summer my electric bill was still around $300-400 with my 900W mining box and a/c going 24/7 Sad

Yeah but he linked to his actual cost which was 4.2 cents (w/ 5.5 cent cap) on GENERATION ONLYSmiley  The link he provided clearly said transmission, distribution, connection, demand charges, taxes, and fees extra.  Still he likely was too busy making a million dollars a second playing online poker to actually read his own link (even after it was pointed out to him).

Yeah, a lot of people don't seem to understand that their base rate goes on top of aquisition and transmission charges, which are usually the lion's share of the bill. I sure as hell wasn't getting $.0702 electricity in central LA...worked out to more than double that in reality.

Read this page: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp004844.jsp and this page: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp002256.jsp to see what I am talking about.
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March 07, 2012, 10:04:36 PM
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Just as the title implies, are the singles worth it if you dont have to worry about electricity costs? I know they are very efficient compared to GPUs in terms of mh/w but I have a set cost for electricity where I live sooooo...?

What we had in mind were other issues of GPUs such as noise, heat, complete GPU failure due to heavy load, Fan failure which
seems to be common
, equipments required to get the GPU to mine (MB, RAM, PCI-E Slots and/or risers), expensive PSUs which
must feed the whole system and space occupation.

With the thermal issues you guys have already been having, what makes you think that the singles won't be prone to the exact same issue, perhaps even an exacerbated version of it? Or are your fans special?
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