Originally Posted by BulletSponge
I must admit that even with all the information that is here I still find the prospect of trying to start mining a bit intimidating (and confusing to say the least). Are there any profitable coins I could mine with my sig rig and if so am I an idiot for not having gotten off my lazy butt and jumped in with both feet?
I just bit and getting decent hash rates so do the same I did, use the coin profitability calculators (Google with the coin u wanna research), know what your electricity rates are, and then take the risk. I'd lke to compare this to a risky game of poker... its a combo of skill and luck, but the potential is there. Also, just like gambling, dont spend any money u cant afford to lose, esp if u have family to feed.
I'm surprised any major retailer would take it, because of the volatility of cryptos... but I am sure they did their research and this all means great news for us?
Originally Posted by PCSarge
my boredom led me to take a picture of my ghetto mining cart:
LOL, did u just stick a 80mm on top of the cards, blowing down?
I found even small fan placements results in big temp difference... if u have the space that is... gonna pick up a large crate from some office store so I can customize my fan placements with some zips.
Originally Posted by Faint
What's the hash rate of your 270?
270's are pretty efficient... I'm still getting a super stable 1 Mh with 2 of them at under 70C, but thanks to the cooler weather, that helps a lot... its actually helping like a heater, LMAO... when summer comes I'll def have to reassess with added a/c usage.
However, once u really serious, I would think getting the 290 or at least the 7950 will save on pci-e slots and for the long run.
Originally Posted by barkinos98
Oh yeah that reminds me, fresh pic from this morning:
Wow thats a lot of stuff in the enclosed space... maybe you can cut away the back of those shelves and put some fans in the holes u create.... might lower temps drastically if u care to do so. I'm sure with a good dremel/recipricator u can do it in under an hour max.