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March 16, 2015, 01:56:02 PM
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I run for mining at home:

BFL 10 gh/s btc unit
Gaw fury Asic LTC miner
3 USb dual miners (LTC only)

At roughly $0.11 / kWh, what is my approximate energy cost / month?
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March 16, 2015, 02:42:02 PM
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Not anything to worry about but you won't make anything either, the fury is probably using the most at 40w so less than an older lightbulb.














 

 

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March 16, 2015, 02:47:19 PM
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To get this out of the way: All of that hardware is horribly obsolete, and getting good figures on power consumption is difficult.  Given the low numbers, this in itself presents significant error.  You did say 'roughly' and 'approximate' though, so let's roll with it:

BFL 10Gh/s is supposedly ~60W at the wall.
GAW Gury is supposedly ~48W at the wall with the included PSU.
DualMiner in LTC mode is supposedly ~1.5W on the USB interface.  You'd have to take a bunch of losses into account in the vregs of your computer, its power supply, etc.  Let's call it 6.5W for all 3.
Add those up, round that off a bit more, 120W.  0.120W*24h*30.5d*$0.11 ~= $10/month

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March 16, 2015, 02:56:55 PM
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To get this out of the way: All of that hardware is horribly obsolete, and getting good figures on power consumption is difficult.  Given the low numbers, this in itself presents significant error.  You did say 'roughly' and 'approximate' though, so let's roll with it:

BFL 10Gh/s is supposedly ~60W at the wall.
GAW Gury is supposedly ~48W at the wall with the included PSU.
DualMiner in LTC mode is supposedly ~1.5W on the USB interface.  You'd have to take a bunch of losses into account in the vregs of your computer, its power supply, etc.  Let's call it 6.5W for all 3.
Add those up, round that off a bit more, 120W.  0.120W*24h*30.5d*$0.11 ~= $10/month
Oh man I thought the BFL was less my bad on that ! Yeah this seems about right but honestly like he said it is all really inefficient you should look into selling these for vintage collectors and try to buy something that might be able to come close to an roi.














 

 

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March 16, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
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I'm not really looking for ROI. I feel it's too pricey to reach enough h/s to achieve that. I'm just doing it for fun and to support the currencies.
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March 17, 2015, 01:06:30 PM
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Keep in mind if you're running those miners with a PC as a host, the PC alone probably takes more power than the miners. If you're looking to run them a little more efficiently you could try buying a Raspberry Pi and putting MinePeon on it, that would take less than 3 watts. They sell for pretty cheap too, I just saw someone sell 3 RPi's today in the marketplace for $20 each shipped.
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March 17, 2015, 02:09:01 PM
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Keep in mind if you're running those miners with a PC as a host, the PC alone probably takes more power than the miners. If you're looking to run them a little more efficiently you could try buying a Raspberry Pi and putting MinePeon on it, that would take less than 3 watts. They sell for pretty cheap too, I just saw someone sell 3 RPi's today in the marketplace for $20 each shipped.
Definitely, this will get you more experience with mining as pi's are used a lot. I have always either used a pi or a network connection never usb directly a windows machine. But also if you're wanting to just support the network and what not, I am sure you can sell some of that mining equipment on craiglist or ebay for around 30$ (silly people pay a lot, kind've unethical but you know) and buy an antminer S1 for 30-40$ and underclock it. That will give you like 140gh at 150 watts, this gives you a lot more room to support the network for sha at least and gets you experience with the Antminer series and web interface.














 

 

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March 17, 2015, 02:29:16 PM
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I'm not really looking for ROI. I feel it's too pricey to reach enough h/s to achieve that. I'm just doing it for fun and to support the currencies.

Nice to see people mining just to support bitcoin.  Your hardware will not be that much addition to your electric bill assuming the PC you are using is always on and you are not CPU or GPU mining with it.  Your ASIC miners are adding around $8.75 to your bill a month.

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March 17, 2015, 08:58:12 PM
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I'm not really looking for ROI. I feel it's too pricey to reach enough h/s to achieve that. I'm just doing it for fun and to support the currencies.

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March 22, 2015, 11:21:33 AM
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I'm not really looking for ROI. I feel it's too pricey to reach enough h/s to achieve that. I'm just doing it for fun and to support the currencies.
Um - you are misunderstanding something there.
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