Originally Posted by Minusorange
So better just wait till I get my rig sorted and mine a coin with easy difficulty where that's not much risk apart from the cost of the electricity than invest the rig money on the hopes of a quick profit to then buy 2 rigs 1 for 24/7 mine and 1 gaming/work/mine?
With the way the markets have been going the past couple months (even with the huge slide), most hardware will pay for itself within about 2-3 months. That's at today's rate though. Still a risk for if the markets take a huge tank and you can't pay off the hardware so to speak, or pay them off much faster if they continue to rise. They have been fairly steady the past couple weeks though.
Now to do that though, there are two thoughts. Cash out when you pass the threshold for breaking even, or if you have the capital, ignore that and keep the funds hopefully growing for a larger payout later. That's one thing I've debated with myself. Since my rig was free (thanks OCN!), should I cash out the $60 a month for electricity costs or just keep the funds growing. So far I haven't cashed anything out.