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April 24, 2012, 02:44:27 AM
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dont know never tried them.
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June 25, 2012, 07:17:58 AM
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So much for fear. I've invested $80 in a 5830 and $40 in an Antec VP450 and used some of my spare parts with a motherboard box as a case with holes cut for venting. Accumulated ~30BTC and recently spent most of it on a pre-order with BFL. Started playing around with p2pool. But over 24-hours later my "Payout if a block were found NOW:" is only 0.17BTC. I expected less but I can make 0.4-0.45BTC with a centralized pool...

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June 25, 2012, 12:36:34 PM
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With any available graphics card today, how far ahead of power costs can you be? My ATI 4870 pulls about 100W, costing roughly twice in power what it mines.
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June 25, 2012, 04:16:31 PM
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So much for fear. I've invested $80 in a 5830 and $40 in an Antec VP450 and used some of my spare parts with a motherboard box as a case with holes cut for venting. Accumulated ~30BTC and recently spent most of it on a pre-order with BFL. Started playing around with p2pool. But over 24-hours later my "Payout if a block were found NOW:" is only 0.17BTC. I expected less but I can make 0.4-0.45BTC with a centralized pool...

p2pool seems to be having problems and regularly performing far under par what "standard" pools pull.

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June 25, 2012, 04:17:07 PM
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With any available graphics card today, how far ahead of power costs can you be? My ATI 4870 pulls about 100W, costing roughly twice in power what it mines.

Depends on the card and the cost of your electricity.

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June 25, 2012, 10:02:58 PM
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With any available graphics card today, how far ahead of power costs can you be? My ATI 4870 pulls about 100W, costing roughly twice in power what it mines.
The 4xxx series is the oldest series to have OpenCL support... and the least efficient. That said, it all depends. In Ontario, electricity rates average <0.09$ (we have different rates for different times of the day, as low as 0.06$ at night). If I were paying electricity, I would still break even.

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