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1.8Mh Litecoin mining Rig

by shells45

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3.8GHz

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I built this about a week ago to mine litecoins. It uses about ~1000 watts of power. With I get about .7 litecoins per day at today's difficultly. The 6950 on the right has an aftermarket cooler because I broke some fan blades on the original by accident.

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HK_Rage 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

at 1000watt's, I'm assuming you're not making much profit.

MAXXHEW 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

All the "mining" of "coins"... Lite, Bit, (or whatever they may want to call it) all falls under the general name of "cryptocurrency". If any of you are wondering why the high end Radeon cards were out of stock all the time with jacked up prices... the cryptocurrency miners created a huge demand, that the card vendors had a hard time supplying. Just out of curiosity shells45, approximately how much is the .7 litecoins worth that you mine each day? I have been curious about the whole idea & thought about getting into it, but I really have no idea where to begin.

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It depends on the price of LTC. I make 15-25 dollars per day.

MAXXHEW 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Well how would one decide what "coin" system to get involved with? Basically... what "coin" system will be more profitable, or promising for the future?

Cale 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Bitcoin is not worth getting into at this point unless you are prepared to make a huge investment and even then the return would not match costs.

Litecoin would be the way to go but do a lot of research before you jump in.

fsma92 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

you're making anywhere from 450-750$ a month but is that net profit?

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

yes

fsma92 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

is it something that is hard to get into?

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

At this point with GPUs at the price they are it would take a long time to make your money back. The Bitcoin/Litecoin market is very volatile right now. Setting up the rig is not that hard. Google Litecoin profit calculator if you are interested. Make sure you really understand how the whole system works before you invest.

Firecrackers 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

This just looks awesome. I like the whole 4 way crossfire setup. Is that in a garage or of some sort? Crack the garage door a bit and get some nicer cooling possibly?

Or you could have always bought reference cards and used your garage as a sauna and call it "litecoin spa", and make profit off of that, too.

Nonetheless +1 just like the mini powerhouse.

candy 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

What is litecoin? I keep hearing about it and it apparently has brought the price of the 280x by 100$...

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

http://www.bitcoinmining.com/ I didn't know either, so I searched it this morning and it's kinda like this. Watch the video on the front page.

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It's a bitcoin derivative that people mine with AMD gpus. I got these right before all the prices went up.

candy 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

So bitcoin is affecting the prices of GPUs because people use them for mining? That sucks...

What's the advantage of using litecoin or bitcoin over normal cash, it seems like there isn't much that you can buy or do with them.

Gooderson 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Subvert government institutions, help engage in illegal activity, etc. <3<3

fnapoli 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I believe you can also buy and sell them for real money

MAXXHEW 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I'm guessing tax evasion, money laundering/structuring... wait those aren't advantages are they?

ravagex 1 point 14 months ago

The 7970 I bought 2 months ago has jumped $200

aquariusdude 1 point 14 months ago

Whats that on top of the gpu with piping is that a cooler for the gpus? if so could you tell me the name of it so I can order some as well for the rig im about to build? thanks!

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Its a cage/blower type fan, nothing special.

aquariusdude 1 point 14 months ago

Also question are you self mining or have you joined a pool? thanks!

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago
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MrBeastshaw 15 Builds 0 points 14 months ago

LOL loving the card board separators between the video cards! +1 for fire hazard.

shells45 submitter 4 Builds 8 points 14 months ago

paper burns at 451 F. Nothing on the card is that hot :). The motherboard is also sitting on a cardboard box :)

noah.eckman 1 Build 5 points 14 months ago

I wonder why you know that number so well... +1 for literature knowledge

woolycho 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Ray Bradbury!