[Chugalug] BFL Single

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 02:50:04 UTC 2012


There's a trade in deal if you plan on getting one of the SC models -
http://www.butterflylabs.com/bitforce-sc-release-notes/

(Not the Jalapeno)

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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