[Chugalug] BFL Single

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 02:43:44 UTC 2012


Am I to understand that the sole purpose of these computers is BitCoin
mining?

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Eric,
> The ASICs were first announced to be shipping late October, but that date
> has slipped due to the chip manufacturers.  BFL is expecting to ship late
> November, and they have promised to have every single pre-order up to Nov.
> 1st shipped by the end of December.  They have also stated they have paid
> for a bullet run production of 20k chips, and they have their lines ready
> to produce 500 units per day once they receive the chips.  So, within 45 to
> 60 days, the current BFL singles (FPGA) will be pretty much worthless as
> anyone can pickup a Jalepeno for $149 that will hash at 5.5 times the speed
> of the current FPGA singles.
>
> So, once they hit the market, the old singles will essentially be
> worthless since a jalapeno is multitudes faster, multitudes cheaper, runs
> silent, and only consumes about 5 watts of power.
>
> Your best bet is to just mine with the single you have now, try to recover
> as much as you can from the purchase price you gave, and then once the
> asics hit (which will skyrocket difficulty) turn off the old single since
> the 800 mhash wont generate enough btc worth the electricity costs.
>
> Thats why I am offering you the hosted solution.  If you are not happy
> with the noise, I can mine with it on my current rig and give you some of
> the profits.
>
> Other than that, I can offer you about $150 bucks for it since thats about
> all the money I will make in the 2 months before the insane difficulty rise
> makes 800 mhash worthless. Not to mention we're only about 25-ish days away
> from the block reward halving, which has the potential to reduce your
> profits by 50%.
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> For how many months have the BFL ASIC singles been "shipping next month"?
>> And if you ordered now, where will you be in the queue when (if?) they
>> finally ship?
>>
>>  -Eric
>>
>>
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>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
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>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Eric,
>>> With BFL asics shipping in the next 30 days, you will have a hard time
>>> selling that single for 100 bucks. The asic jalapeño will do 4.5 ghash
>>> silently using about 5 watts of power and it sells for 149 right now.
>>>
>>> In would be willing to host your single on my dedicated mining rig and
>>> share profits with you. I have solid power and network and would cover all
>>> electricity and cooling costs as well as provide the host rig for the
>>> mining software.
>>> We could create a joint pool account and both share the login for it to
>>> avoid ambiguity and split the btc at a determined rate.
>>>
>>> If your interested in doing this let me know and we can discuss details.
>>> Boodaddy at gmail.com
>>> On Nov 8, 2012 6:36 PM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Anyone want a BFL Single? I just got it off eBay but even with new
>>>> fans, it's louder than I want in my workspace. I'm running autotune on it
>>>> right now to see how fast it runs.
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to get $700 for it, shipping included.
>>>>
>>>> -Eric
>>>>
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>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>
>>>>
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