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We've had so many emails regarding hardware for Mining rigs in the last 6 months it's just crazy!

There must be some of you guys up to this, tell us what your up to and show off your mega rigs.

 

We may even be getting some of these in soon... :)

 

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I'm tempted to. I've got a spare A4/5970 rig that's not doing a lot. 


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I did have a look at this about 18 months ago and it seems that you have to have some pretty good hardware running 24/7.

 

Decided that it wasn't for me what with the cost of electricity nowadays.

 

Ian.

 

p.s. what are the big silver water blocks for in the first photo?


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I had to ask them that question, as i'm not 100% myself on the mining hardware..

 

It's for slots of small boards filled with ASICS chips which make contact with the plate instead of the conventional aircooling you get in the tower. Pics below:

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WOW, that's definitely not gear for the 'casual' miner. I'd hate to think what the setup cost of that complete rig would be!


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We'll soon have them on the site for sale, the Watercooling kit on it's own and the full setup including the mining gear.

 

Watercooling Kit would be around £230

Full setup including the Watercooling Kit would be around £2.4k

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a35b924c3

 

Not for the faint-hearted, however the amount of cooling we've sold for the rigs in the last 6 months has been pretty crazy, people just seem to be throwing cash at it.



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Do you guys have any good links describing what's involved in Bitcoin mining? Just wondering as I don't know much about it so hoping someone already have some good info..


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Have a look at this article which describes why the folks who make the bleeding edge of mining gear don't use their own product to do it any more... they just sell the product to the likes of us for more cash than it will make by the time it is delivered to you... http://www.forbes.co...ry-three-weeks/



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That's actually a really interesting article. Think I'll give mining a miss, lol. 


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Having done a bit of reading about this, it looks like the best bet for mining on consumer grade hardware is with Litecoin.

 

A couple of Radeon HD 7970s are able to make a profit at the moment.


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Enough to cover the cost of a couple of 7970's? :)


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The 7990's have caused a bit of a stir as well, most VGA block manufactures like EK, XSPC was about to EOL the product as sales were pretty poor, but in the past month they have picked back up so they put them back into production lol :P

 

Writing this from the new forum template, i got to say i quite like it.. Few changes to be made yet though before live :)



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Mining can be cost-effective if you are on a fixed Utility Bill. If you are paying for your own 'leccy then it barely breaks even now I think.





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