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Question: Are you going to buy the upgrade kit or...Huh?
YES on Upgrade - 4 (8.7%)
NAH on Upgrade - 16 (34.8%)
Maybe Upgrade - 7 (15.2%)
Underclock Antminer s1 - 7 (15.2%)
Just buy S3 outright - 12 (26.1%)
Total Voters: 37

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August 19, 2014, 11:19:56 PM
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Can the old boards be utilized as well?

The old boards are the part that is being replaced because they are inefficient.  You can undervolt them to get a little more life out of them and that's why the upgrade kit is considered a bad idea.

I was just asking since I have 4 S1's and wondered if I could repurpose them.  I'm really not worried about the cost of power... Solar on the house.

If power is irrelevant then just continue to keep mining with the S1.  The only reason to drop the S1 then would be the noise issue.














 

 

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August 20, 2014, 02:55:55 AM
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S1 are still available 255$ with 20% off right now, not really a deal but you can order it if you want one and upgrade for cheap later

http://farming-money.com/new-arrival-bitcoin-mining-hardware-antminer-180ghs-more-fast-sale-than-avalon-asic-miner-mining-machine/





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August 20, 2014, 03:45:33 AM
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The S1 upgrade kit to S3 is not worth it, its like throwing away S1 and buying a new S3... unless its dirt cheap and can ship now..

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August 20, 2014, 06:39:51 AM
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S1 are still available 255$ with 20% off right now, not really a deal but you can order it if you want one and upgrade for cheap later

http://farming-money.com/new-arrival-bitcoin-mining-hardware-antminer-180ghs-more-fast-sale-than-avalon-asic-miner-mining-machine/

S1s were getting about $120 or less last week.  Now with the difficulty increase they should be sub $100 easily.














 

 

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August 20, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
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I sold off my S1's but kept two that I didn't feel comfortable selling (x's).  I was looking forward to the upgrade kit but now that it has been announced there is no chance I will be buying it.
Too far away.
Too much BTC.

My S1's are hashing away at ~185Ghs.  Why on earth would I want to buy 220Ghs for $230 at a time when the difficulty will probably be somewhere around 32b and could be as high as 38b?

There is zero chance of making back that money.

Sorry Bitmain...gotta pass on that one.

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August 20, 2014, 05:19:54 PM
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Sad is that bitmain become another pre-order company. 20/9 is still far. For me pass. In the past i ordered 20 s1 with sushi and bitmain. Now this game seems good for big players with big balls. Asics are so overpriced.
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August 21, 2014, 03:29:46 AM
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Can the old boards be utilized as well?
i don't think so ,

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August 22, 2014, 05:57:21 AM
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I don't expect hat it's trivial to use the old S1 boards, but they still have value. Poke around here, and see what folks try, after all once you have new S3 boards hashing, what's the downside to experimenting with the leftover S1 boards. You cold also sell the S1 boards, they still have value to somebody. Don't just discard them in the trash, they still have value, even if not toyou.
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August 22, 2014, 01:58:17 PM
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I found a friend who doesn't pay for his power to host my S1  Grin

I don't know if the upgrade kit is worth it, being only marginally cheaper than the full deal.

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August 22, 2014, 09:36:07 PM
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I found a friend who doesn't pay for his power to host my S1  Grin

I don't know if the upgrade kit is worth it, being only marginally cheaper than the full deal.
Depends on how many you'd need I guess is the question.  When talking about 1, 2, heck even 5 it's not much, but in a case like ours it was a $3k difference by buying the upgrade kits as opposed to the full units.  And, we get the benefit of having the S1's continuing to hash until they're delivered.
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August 22, 2014, 10:19:51 PM
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The upgrade kit is only good if it can deliver immediately or soon. 1 month is really too long. Better to just buy S3..

S3 is now overpriced because of the 1 month delay. Better to buy some S1s secondhand from somebody who has expensive power rates and undervolt them (of course this is for people with cheap power as nobody can run them profitably at stock in about 4 days).

its been over 4 days, my s1 and normal 180ghash is still making money.

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August 22, 2014, 10:22:45 PM
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I have a couple s1s that have "problems" might be worth upgrading those ones...
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October 04, 2014, 01:11:20 AM
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I have a couple s1s that have "problems" might be worth upgrading those ones...

A wise decision would be to donate them to charity. The upgrade price vs endurance is not worth the while.

You can donate to any charity to pay me back.
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