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    Hi guys

    OK, so i got in to reading a bit about this mining stuff, and thought i would try it out. Aaaand i was struck instantly, and now i want more! I have an Nvidia gtx780 in my computer (my only computer), and it is achieving TERRIBLE MH/s, only about 300 at best. So i was thinking of getting a usb block erupter, because they seem like the most cost/power efficient way to mine for Bitcoins?

    I was looking at the Bitmain AntMiner U1 with 1.6GH/s, it only costs about 65$, but are they any good or are they a scam? Because they seem a lot cheaper than most other usb block erupters out there, which only give around 300MH/s at a 35$ pricetag.

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    So, you want to be bitcoins miner.


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    Default Re: USB Block Erupter?

    I did a quick search and they are saying it is not worth using those anymore.

    mining - Is it worthy to use "bitcoin usb block erupter" - Bitcoin Stack Exchange
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    hm ok ...well i don't have the money to invest 300+ $ in a new gpu for scypt mining or dedicated ASIC miner...oh well, might get one just for fun though anyway, it wasn't meant to be a serious income or anything anyway, more of a hobby thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    hm ok ...well i don't have the money to invest 300+ $ in a new gpu for scypt mining or dedicated ASIC miner...oh well, might get one just for fun though anyway, it wasn't meant to be a serious income or anything anyway, more of a hobby thing

    I know what you mean. Go for it then. report back and let us know how it works out.
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    well i took some time, but my bitmain antminer finally came in last week. I must say i was quite dissapointed when i hooked it up, because it gets so crazy hot at stock clock speeds that it starts shutting down. So the cooling block on it is woth absolutely nothing!

    no worries though, i had a small fan and heatsink lying around, so i mounted it and it helped a lot on the temperature and stability of the unit.

    USB Block Erupter?-antminer2.jpg

    it works fine(once the heatsink is replaced), and it's not for making money just for fun. Might try and OC this, it is rumored that you can push these to ~4 GH/s, might see if i can get it that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    well i took some time, but my bitmain antminer finally came in last week. I must say i was quite dissapointed when i hooked it up, because it gets so crazy hot at stock clock speeds that it starts shutting down. So the cooling block on it is woth absolutely nothing!

    no worries though, i had a small fan and heatsink lying around, so i mounted it and it helped a lot on the temperature and stability of the unit.

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    it works fine(once the heatsink is replaced), and it's not for making money just for fun. Might try and OC this, it is rumored that you can push these to ~4 GH/s, might see if i can get it that far


    That is cool. What coin are you mining and which block interrupter did you pick up? Link please.
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    it's called "AntMiner U1" and it's made by Bitmain, you can buy them here for 35$ now

    https://minersource.net/products/bit...sh-s-usb-miner

    im using it to mine a little bitcoin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    it's called "AntMiner U1" and it's made by Bitmain, you can buy them here for 35$ now

    https://minersource.net/products/bit...sh-s-usb-miner

    im using it to mine a little bitcoin

    ok thanks. Just wanted to look into them like you are doing. I was looking at your Screen Shot, When mining for BC is it normal to have such a low WU avg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    ok thanks. Just wanted to look into them like you are doing. I was looking at your Screen Shot, When mining for BC is it normal to have such a low WU avg?
    i actually don't know. Haven't been mining bitcoin before. Actually havent really used cgminer that much before, i've used cudaminer to mine some altcoins with my nvidia card (also just for fun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    i actually don't know. Haven't been mining bitcoin before. Actually havent really used cgminer that much before, i've used cudaminer to mine some altcoins with my nvidia card (also just for fun).

    I just took a look around the net and yes your WU looks normal for what you are doing. Good luck and keep on having fun.
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    Great! thanks

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