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June 20, 2012, 07:16:44 PM
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So Ive seen this PC for sale in a local free ad paper and just wanted to know is it any good for mining.

It has a Xeon 5680 processor ( the net tells me that this is a high end processor (if not a little old! ), 12GB Ram , ATI 6870 GPU + Nvidia GTX 470 GPU , 120GB SSD and 1000W PSU

Is it any good for CPU mining ( or is that long dead now )

Is the GPU up to it for mining? after reading around here Im guessing I will need another ATI GPU and will have to ditch the Nvidia (  is this completely true? )

would it be possible to mine using the CPU   AND   the 1 ATI GPU?


or should I just forget it and get a QUAD FPGA

I think from reading here that FPGAs are nearly dead now thanks to ASIC units, but the ASIC units  are going to cost me an arm and a leg ( and I need both my arms and legs Tongue )







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June 20, 2012, 07:25:22 PM
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CPU mining is dead. The AMD video card is good, but you don't want to run it in a power hogging server like that, put it in a low power system. GPUs will soon be dead in the same way that CPUs are, when ASICs come along, however the cheapest ASIC is slated to be ~$150, which isn't outrageous.

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June 20, 2012, 09:52:26 PM
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That PC is rather not suitable for mining - 6870 can't do more than 350 MH/s, 470 just about 100 MH/s, which will produce approximately 0.25 coins/day. How much do you pay for electricity? I wouldn't buy it unless you are on flat rate (that's the only way you can reach some profit).
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I will gladly buy you that Ati card or trade it for something.

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