So i'm stuck with Icarus/X6500/Z-Tex as my FPGA options, from which Icarus looks to me by far superior.
Just out of curiosity, how do you come to that conclusion?
What are the cons of X6500 and ztex?
Mostly personal preference. That's why looks to me by far superior
Actually i mean more like "so far", kind of language barrier going on there.
Z-Tex tho is expensive per Mhash, far too expensive.
X6500 is retailed by Cablesaurus and i dislike cablesaurus too much for their insane markups, but more the reason was package contents are not listed (no idea does it even include power adapter, and can i get it with euro plug)
Icarus comes with best performance guarantee too, and dunno, i somehow like to buy stuff from china
Some of chinese stuff is just awesome value, tho sometimes you get total garbage. In some things tho they price themselves out of the game, being greedy and all that stuff, but that usually happens only with outsourcing, the reason for outsourcing is lower cost, and they expect you to still pay almost same rate as a local guy without language barrier, high education and higher quality of work.
Developers are paid 70-120$ a week generally in China but the outsourcing companies are asking for 1125$+ for junior developer a week. Local junior developer costs half of that (straight out of school or still at school) here at Finland. Tho, if that junior developer has even 1-2 years of work experience salary is easily doubled up at times.
I'd really like to get few BFL Singles, but the customer service totally sucks, the insane shipping costs (basicly a markup, nothing else), and their intention to significantly raise prices (likely pricing themselves out of the game) makes me not to want to put significant effort in using BFL Singles. (Developing cluster cooling, automation if needed, racking/stacking, things which are specific to BFL Singles and not easy to adapt to other FPGA miners)
Just something puts me seriously off about them, they feel arrogant.
No other company has issues on shipping to non-PP registered shipping address neither, so that puts me off as well.
Also the fact i have to likely wait 3months for delivery....