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    Hi, need to know if the http://www.butterflylabs.com/ is still one of the best choices, or is anyone have a better experience with another hardware.

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    Sure you don't want to mine for an alt coin and then convert to Bitcoin?

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    A buddy of mine swears by Spondoolies. Something about them being the Delta of the ASIC party.

    Personally I'm still altcoin mining with GPUs, so I can't be a lot of help here.

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    Is it still worth it? I am housing some BTC miners basically for connection expenses and I think it barely makes anything…

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    Even with the most efficient BTC miners you still need dirt cheap power IIRC to break even.

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    Got unlimited power for 300 CZK a month that's not the problem here.

    But all the noise, the cooling…last year I had to make some terrible hosing stuff to get the hot air out and even two AC units (over 5 kW, maybe 6 kW nominal) barely kept it habitable. Than I got problem with power, two 16A breakers wer not enough when I turned it all on and wanted to cook too

    And even though the ppl got it very cheap, they barely paid the costs. Thats just it.

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    That's one reason I never got into them. Costs too much to get one, poor ROI, manufacturers mining with them before sending them to the customer... just sounded like a bad deal to me.

    With GPUs, at least they can be used for something other than mining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    Got unlimited power for 300 CZK a month that's not the problem here.

    But all the noise, the cooling…last year I had to make some terrible hosing stuff to get the hot air out and even two AC units (over 5 kW, maybe 6 kW nominal) barely kept it habitable. Than I got problem with power, two 16A breakers wer not enough when I turned it all on and wanted to cook too

    And even though the ppl got it very cheap, they barely paid the costs. Thats just it.
    Cook on fanless miner = two birds, one stone.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Unfortunatelly not possible. The Bitmine Pos I got here is so terribly made the small heatsinks started to fall off and few cards failed most likely because of that. I cannot turn it on the side to put a pot on it so no deal…

    Thats another thing - mostly zero warranty.
    Last edited by Behemot; 07-28-2015 at 08:29 AM.

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    Thanks guys, it seems that i have not so much for choice.

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