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January 16, 2015, 08:25:00 AM
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not really. i pay 0.064 and it was not worth it at ~$330 BTC

dpends on how optimistic you are regarding price and network difficulty growth slowing down over the next 12 months. At $0.13 USD/kwh my assumptions include >$1000 by 2016 and difficulty growth sticking around 4-5%/jump for the next while, at least until price growth. Theres also the fact that hardware often sells used for 2-3x its mining value near the end of its life. Right now, S3 units are still selling for $200 and the S1 goes for ~$50 on sites like kijiji, craigslist, ebay, despite the fact you can get new hardware that is similar hashrates but more efficient for similar $/GH.

all i can say is good luck to you LOL. im not going to pay $700 a month in power bills hoping to make money some time down the road maybe (probably not)

s1 are not going for $50 on ebay. maybe in including shipping.

i sold 70+ of them for about $20-$25 on ebay a couple weeks ago.

and the s3s for $150-$180 including shipping
No one realizes that all you have to do is make friends with some guys in the dorm for free utilities!

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January 16, 2015, 01:45:24 PM
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not really. i pay 0.064 and it was not worth it at ~$330 BTC

dpends on how optimistic you are regarding price and network difficulty growth slowing down over the next 12 months. At $0.13 USD/kwh my assumptions include >$1000 by 2016 and difficulty growth sticking around 4-5%/jump for the next while, at least until price growth. Theres also the fact that hardware often sells used for 2-3x its mining value near the end of its life. Right now, S3 units are still selling for $200 and the S1 goes for ~$50 on sites like kijiji, craigslist, ebay, despite the fact you can get new hardware that is similar hashrates but more efficient for similar $/GH.

all i can say is good luck to you LOL. im not going to pay $700 a month in power bills hoping to make money some time down the road maybe (probably not)

s1 are not going for $50 on ebay. maybe in including shipping.

i sold 70+ of them for about $20-$25 on ebay a couple weeks ago.

and the s3s for $150-$180 including shipping
No one realizes that all you have to do is make friends with some guys in the dorm for free utilities!
I have never heard of a dorm where utilities aren't free, but it is usually archaic wiring. (I had a laptop catch fire from an electric surge)

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January 16, 2015, 01:48:50 PM
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Hello All,

Thought I'd post a small pic of my small mining operation.

http://i59.tinypic.com/214rz3r.jpg

These will soon be replaced with a couple antminer s5 soon.

Specification
My old XFX 850w semi modular psu
2x Rockminer New R-Box 100g both running @ 122GH/s each
Raspberry Pi model b+ running minera.
Antminer PSU jumper

This is just a hobby for me at the moment

Cheers

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January 16, 2015, 03:45:18 PM
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There are just a few of my miners, I have about 25 S3 and also S3+... They are sitting on a concrete block, and then for extra cooling they are on top of wire racks. The wire racks are also there in case there would ever be any water. All electrical is 20 amp drops (one per side of the 4 port box). The blue stuff is BlueMax waterproofing...


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January 16, 2015, 04:00:36 PM
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There are just a few of my miners, I have about 25 S3 and also S3+... They are sitting on a concrete block, and then for extra cooling they are on top of wire racks. The wire racks are also there in case there would ever be any water. All electrical is 20 amp drops (one per side of the 4 port box). The blue stuff is BlueMax waterproofing...



cute place for miners Smiley
is it abandoned building?
or failed construction site ?
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January 16, 2015, 04:13:40 PM
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It's a 1000 sq foot basement, unfinished because of mining operations, nothing to catch on fire if a miner throws a rod. (and they do!) The miners also provide heat now it's 5-10 degrees out Smiley After it gets warm out it is probably cheaper just to buy BTC and finish the basement.

There are just a few of my miners, I have about 25 S3 and also S3+... They are sitting on a concrete block, and then for extra cooling they are on top of wire racks. The wire racks are also there in case there would ever be any water. All electrical is 20 amp drops (one per side of the 4 port box). The blue stuff is BlueMax waterproofing...



cute place for miners Smiley
is it abandoned building?
or failed construction site ?

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January 16, 2015, 04:22:10 PM
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There are just a few of my miners, I have about 25 S3 and also S3+... They are sitting on a concrete block, and then for extra cooling they are on top of wire racks. The wire racks are also there in case there would ever be any water. All electrical is 20 amp drops (one per side of the 4 port box). The blue stuff is BlueMax waterproofing...



Always liked your setup. My miners are not in the basement because of leaks, how effective is that BlueMax stuff?

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January 16, 2015, 05:00:55 PM
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Bluemax is awesome. It can be used on the walls as I have here, or you can use it on outside foundation as well. It acts like rubber and actually can expand and contract/stretch. My basement has 2 sump pumps and a backup water powered pump as well. The basement is always pretty dry now, but I am the type who leaves nothing to chance... I had a radon fan installed, and plexiglass lids put on the sump pumps. The gray one you see is the water powered pump, below that is a Zoler Die case metal pump.... I plan to use 2" XPS on the walls and then use Delta FL on the floors.... For any leaks, remove old cement and use Hydraulic Cement before coating with blue...


Thanks, I'll see if I can track some down and give it a try!

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January 16, 2015, 05:17:27 PM
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Even if you did have a leak it would be dried up from the heat of the miners if you have enough of them. Feel free to PM me photos of before/after.

Bluemax is awesome. It can be used on the walls as I have here, or you can use it on outside foundation as well. It acts like rubber and actually can expand and contract/stretch. My basement has 2 sump pumps and a backup water powered pump as well. The basement is always pretty dry now, but I am the type who leaves nothing to chance... I had a radon fan installed, and plexiglass lids put on the sump pumps. The gray one you see is the water powered pump, below that is a Zoler Die case metal pump.... I plan to use 2" XPS on the walls and then use Delta FL on the floors.... For any leaks, remove old cement and use Hydraulic Cement before coating with blue...


Thanks, I'll see if I can track some down and give it a try!

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January 16, 2015, 09:24:41 PM
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not really. i pay 0.064 and it was not worth it at ~$330 BTC

dpends on how optimistic you are regarding price and network difficulty growth slowing down over the next 12 months. At $0.13 USD/kwh my assumptions include >$1000 by 2016 and difficulty growth sticking around 4-5%/jump for the next while, at least until price growth. Theres also the fact that hardware often sells used for 2-3x its mining value near the end of its life. Right now, S3 units are still selling for $200 and the S1 goes for ~$50 on sites like kijiji, craigslist, ebay, despite the fact you can get new hardware that is similar hashrates but more efficient for similar $/GH.

all i can say is good luck to you LOL. im not going to pay $700 a month in power bills hoping to make money some time down the road maybe (probably not)

s1 are not going for $50 on ebay. maybe in including shipping.

i sold 70+ of them for about $20-$25 on ebay a couple weeks ago.

and the s3s for $150-$180 including shipping
No one realizes that all you have to do is make friends with some guys in the dorm for free utilities!
I have never heard of a dorm where utilities aren't free, but it is usually archaic wiring. (I had a laptop catch fire from an electric surge)
If you can survive for four months, then you've paid off your miner!
Eh, just get a surge protector power strip thingy...

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January 16, 2015, 09:54:49 PM
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not really. i pay 0.064 and it was not worth it at ~$330 BTC

dpends on how optimistic you are regarding price and network difficulty growth slowing down over the next 12 months. At $0.13 USD/kwh my assumptions include >$1000 by 2016 and difficulty growth sticking around 4-5%/jump for the next while, at least until price growth. Theres also the fact that hardware often sells used for 2-3x its mining value near the end of its life. Right now, S3 units are still selling for $200 and the S1 goes for ~$50 on sites like kijiji, craigslist, ebay, despite the fact you can get new hardware that is similar hashrates but more efficient for similar $/GH.

all i can say is good luck to you LOL. im not going to pay $700 a month in power bills hoping to make money some time down the road maybe (probably not)

s1 are not going for $50 on ebay. maybe in including shipping.

i sold 70+ of them for about $20-$25 on ebay a couple weeks ago.

and the s3s for $150-$180 including shipping
No one realizes that all you have to do is make friends with some guys in the dorm for free utilities!
I have never heard of a dorm where utilities aren't free, but it is usually archaic wiring. (I had a laptop catch fire from an electric surge)
If you can survive for four months, then you've paid off your miner!
Eh, just get a surge protector power strip thingy...
Get a good one, high amount of joules protection. At least with my university they required mac address to connect to the network, you might have to run the miners through a pi and at worst case scenario buy a hotspot.

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January 16, 2015, 10:19:31 PM
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not really. i pay 0.064 and it was not worth it at ~$330 BTC

dpends on how optimistic you are regarding price and network difficulty growth slowing down over the next 12 months. At $0.13 USD/kwh my assumptions include >$1000 by 2016 and difficulty growth sticking around 4-5%/jump for the next while, at least until price growth. Theres also the fact that hardware often sells used for 2-3x its mining value near the end of its life. Right now, S3 units are still selling for $200 and the S1 goes for ~$50 on sites like kijiji, craigslist, ebay, despite the fact you can get new hardware that is similar hashrates but more efficient for similar $/GH.

all i can say is good luck to you LOL. im not going to pay $700 a month in power bills hoping to make money some time down the road maybe (probably not)

s1 are not going for $50 on ebay. maybe in including shipping.

i sold 70+ of them for about $20-$25 on ebay a couple weeks ago.

and the s3s for $150-$180 including shipping
No one realizes that all you have to do is make friends with some guys in the dorm for free utilities!
I have never heard of a dorm where utilities aren't free, but it is usually archaic wiring. (I had a laptop catch fire from an electric surge)
If you can survive for four months, then you've paid off your miner!
Eh, just get a surge protector power strip thingy...
Get a good one, high amount of joules protection. At least with my university they required mac address to connect to the network, you might have to run the miners through a pi and at worst case scenario buy a hotspot.
Ditto. None of those "much super quality" ones

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January 17, 2015, 03:04:26 AM
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We might need a thread called "Pictures of your mining room" later  Grin

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January 17, 2015, 03:16:03 PM
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We are all delusional. Now, since bitcoin is in the dumps and most people are losing money actually keeping them running we start to call them our heaters in the winter time in the US. It's like we make up excuses to keep them running when we all know an efficient heating system in a house is much better hear then a few electrical spot heaters around making tons of noise.


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January 17, 2015, 03:38:21 PM
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We are all delusional. Now, since bitcoin is in the dumps and most people are losing money actually keeping them running we start to call them our heaters in the winter time in the US. It's like we make up excuses to keep them running when we all know an efficient heating system in a house is much better hear then a few electrical spot heaters around making tons of noise.

Well, now is the good time to hash, with diff going flat and rev. still 25 per block. As for noise just buy BFL Monarch and UNDERCLOCK:

IT WORKS!

- Download putty.
- Then run it and switch the radio button from SSH to serial.
- Enter the COM port that your miner is on and 9600 as Speed.

codes V0X and F1X for lowest voltage and frequency

- Press Open, then PASTE the code (do not type) and click another window then go back to putty you should see OK, close the window.

THX a million welsh!

WHOHOOO FUCKING SILENCE!!!! 260GH at lowest, all passive cooling possible!

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what is this "brake pedal" you speak of?


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January 17, 2015, 04:01:20 PM
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Eh, just get a surge protector power strip thingy...
Get a good one, high amount of joules protection. At least with my university they required mac address to connect to the network, you might have to run the miners through a pi and at worst case scenario buy a hotspot.
Ditto. None of those "much super quality" ones

get a whole house surge protector installed in/next to your breaker box to prevent nasty stuff from coming in over the utility line. then use decent surge protector strips as needed to prevent inside high load stuff (fridge/HVAC/pumps etc) from messing with power.
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January 18, 2015, 05:44:00 PM
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get a whole house surge protector installed in/next to your breaker box to prevent nasty stuff from coming in over the utility line. then use decent surge protector strips as needed to prevent inside high load stuff (fridge/HVAC/pumps etc) from messing with power.
 Nasty stuff from high load stuff is maybe as much as tens of volts.  All appliances are so robust as to make that only noise.  In fact, electronics convert those spikes into rock solid, low voltage DC to power it semiconductors.  So called interior surges are myths.  Numbers redefine that as noise.

Meanwhile that power strip protector is typically so grossly undersized as to also need protection only provide by a properly earthed 'whole house' protector.  No protector does protection.  The power strip is protected when a 'whole house' protector connects low impedance (ie 'less than 10 feet')  to what does that protection: single point earth ground.

Protection is always about where hundreds of thousands of joules harmlessly dissipate. No power strip claims such numbers.  Hundreds of thousands of joules cause no damage when absorbed by single point earth ground.  Then computers, refrigerator, furnace, smoke detectors, clocks, recharging mobile phones, and power strip protectors are protected.
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January 19, 2015, 08:54:33 PM
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I haven't posted any rigs in a while, so I thought I would put them up for posterity.


16 s3's on 5' shelf powered by 4 dps2000  pulling 24amps on the PDU  clocked at 231.   getting about 465gh each





using sunbreak's adapters and 6g welding wire.




from the front:




and here are some of the spoons!!


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January 20, 2015, 02:17:32 PM
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We are all delusional. Now, since bitcoin is in the dumps and most people are losing money actually keeping them running we start to call them our heaters in the winter time in the US. It's like we make up excuses to keep them running when we all know an efficient heating system in a house is much better hear then a few electrical spot heaters around making tons of noise.




It's called rationalization.

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(also known as making excuses) is a defense mechanism in which controversial behaviors or feelings are justified and explained in a seemingly rational or logical manner to avoid the true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable – or even admirable and superior – by plausible means.

Basically you keep telling yourself you're "supporting the network!" or "they make great space heaters and make a few BTC cents also!" or "BTC price will spike to the moon in a couple months, just you wait!"

We all know these aren't true, but disregard my stance on the overall mining scene.

I still love seeing these rigs!  Lots of great hobby miners in the community, besides the plateauing of profitability.

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January 21, 2015, 09:43:42 AM
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Basically you keep telling yourself you're "supporting the network!" or "they make great space heaters and make a few BTC cents also!" or "BTC price will spike to the moon in a couple months, just you wait!"

We all know these aren't true, but disregard my stance on the overall mining scene.

I still love seeing these rigs!  Lots of great hobby miners in the community, besides the plateauing of profitability.

The miner might not have the efficiency of a heat exchanger, but it does real work (BTC) and produces heat a side effect. It's completely retarded to invest 10.000's of $ to drill and dig for a machine that ONLY produces heat, no matter how efficient it is.

With the BFL Monarch underclocked at maximum I get 260GH per ~150W and thats important because it is silent! completely silent, I can put it next to the bed! And USB is a great advantage too, because you can use stable WiFi for all your mining gear across the house without ethernet cables.

BFL is coming back with a vengeance!

This is the future! A woodstove, underclocked Monarches with RPi+WiFi and the Oculus Rift CV = goodbye crap debt fiat real reality.

I'm ejecting from this society! Wink

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