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Bitcoin mining, Antminer S9, $790 USD/month profit

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thewhopper wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 9:30 pm
Have you tried Mikes?

https://www.mikescomputershop.com/catalog/785/
They don't have any 1080 Ti's.

Anyone know what Bulk Pack means for video cards? Just wanted clarification but I believe it's like wholesale video cards that stores buy from suppliers? Warranty is also different.
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barrette123 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 7:11 pm
1. Thats an AMD *CPU*
2. Its a pretty new CPU compared to a pretty old GPU
3.Mining performance doesnt necessarly reflect normal usage performance.
4. Usually Nvidia have better high-end GPUs than AMD, but AMD mid-tier GPU are usually pretty competitive with Nvidia Price/performance ratio
What the biggest difference was the fact the VRAM for the 750 was 2GB so it cannot mine any of the high profitable coins. Since coins ie. Etherium require almost a 3GB VRAM requirement to hold the hash tables.
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bomber17 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 9:34 pm
They don't have any 1080 Ti's.

Anyone know what Bulk Pack means for video cards? Just wanted clarification but I believe it's like wholesale video cards that stores buy from suppliers? Warranty is also different.
Charge it on a credit card that doubles the manufacturer's warranty.
I paid for mine using the AMEX Cobalt.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 10:12 pm
Charge it on a credit card that doubles the manufacturer's warranty.
I paid for mine using the AMEX Cobalt.
If I pay credit card, they gonna charge me 5% but I guess it's worth it for extra year warranty. Doesn't matter, they sold out of those cards too. Didn't even have time to respond back lol.
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This is pretty stupid and ridiculous, to spend so much time and effort for something that's costing thousands of dollars; with no guaranteed ROI.

I have a very old Dell XPS 430 Intel Quad Core Q6600, can I use it to mine anything in the interim?
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 11:37 pm
This is pretty stupid and ridiculous, to spend so much time and effort for something that's costing thousands of dollars; with no guaranteed ROI.

I have a very old Dell XPS 430 Intel Quad Core Q6600, can I use it to mine anything in the interim?
You can definitely try it out, Nicehash is a simple place to start. Start learning ing what settings means and figure out how it works cpu mining won't be amazing but it's a start.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 11:37 pm
This is pretty stupid and ridiculous, to spend so much time and effort for something that's costing thousands of dollars; with no guaranteed ROI.

I have a very old Dell XPS 430 Intel Quad Core Q6600, can I use it to mine anything in the interim?
If it's 100% guaranteed, every single one would go for it.
Big risks, high failure rates, bigger returns. It is pretty much true on anything.
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konsensei wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:55 am
If it's 100% guaranteed, every single one would go for it.
Big risks, high failure rates, bigger returns. It is pretty much true on anything.
Yeah, that's why I decided to go with GPU vs ASIC.
At least with GPU, I'll end up with one of the best gaming computer.
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Update on my search for 1080ti
The only one that looks to be a sure delivery is the ASUS ROG and the other 5 are "backordered" with no ETA as of today.

1 X ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

2 X GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

3 X Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP
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Hi,

I'm a noob to Bitcoin. Is there a guide you guys recommend for noobs for mining?
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Masterden2016 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 1:40 pm
Hi,

I'm a noob to Bitcoin. Is there a guide you guys recommend for noobs for mining?
Decide how you want to mine first, ie: system or rig and the hardware you want to buy.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 1:41 pm
Decide how you want to mine first, ie: system or rig and the hardware you want to buy.
I see. Based on reading a little right now, it seems like a rig might be more suited for a noob. I don't mind spending up to $5K. I guess I just don't understand how these work. Are they computers on their own?
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Masterden2016 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:17 pm
I see. Based on reading a little right now, it seems like a rig might be more suited for a noob. I don't mind spending up to $5K. I guess I just don't understand how these work. Are they computers on their own?
Its basically software you can run in windows in the background. You don't even need a Windows key, leave it prompting activation. Its a set it and forget it, until it goes down for whatever reason (internet disconnect, driver crash, etc). People even run these rigs headless without a monitor.
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Hey, i have the MSI GTX 970 with 4GB ram, so i can add anything else from nvidia and still use nicehash to mine? Let say i find a 1060 at a good price, can i go for it ? My powersupply can handle it since it's a 750w. It is a good idea to add another card with this one or it will slow me down ?
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TanGU wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:13 pm
Hey, i have the MSI GTX 970 with 4GB ram, so i can add anything else from nvidia and still use nicehash to mine? Let say i find a 1060 at a good price, can i go for it ? My powersupply can handle it since it's a 750w. It is a good idea to add another card with this one or it will slow me down ?
Yes. You can add any other card and run Nicehash.

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