[Chugalug] ButterFly ASIC Single arrived -- My review

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 18:04:51 UTC 2013


We can haz pix plz?  kthnxbai

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> For those interested in Bitcoin on the lug, I have finally received my
> first Butterfly Labs Single.
>
> Here's a quick review:
> Well packaged during shipping, and was shipped USPS 2-day priorty mail
> with signature required.
>
> The build quality is fantastic.  Really nice brushed aluminum black case
> that has rounded edges and corners, and a nice laster etched Butterfly Labs
> logo.  The power supply brick was about 1.5 times larger than your typical
> Xbox 360 power brick for comparison.  The power brick has a built in
> cooling fan which I thought was pretty slick. The ASIC miner uses PCI-e
> power connectors and the power brick is outfitted with PCI-e plugs as well.
>  Overall its a very well designed and well built piece of hardware.  I am
> really happy with it.
>
> Now, the good part. How well does it run?  In a nutshell...like a dream.
>  It has been a little over 24 hours, and it has already generated me just
> over .5 BTC (about $70). It has some really powerful fans that are a bit
> louder than I had hoped, but I honestly can't hear it in my datacloset.  I
> used BFL's EasyMiner for the first 24 hours just to get the full
> experience.  I am planning on swithching over to CGMiner in afew days.
>
> Here is a screenshot of Easyminer, and the performance:
> http://i.imgur.com/smdFgjD.jpg
>
> Another screen snippet of the asic running compared to one of my GPU's on
> EclipseMC mining pool:  http://i.imgur.com/5ozLrQa.jpg
>
> EasyMiner has a cool "earnings" section that pulls the latest difficulty
> and latest exchange rates to give you an idea of your scheduled earnings.
>  Right now, its looking like this 60GH/s rig should return about $2000 per
> month. This is pertty consistent with all of the other ROI calculators I
> have used.
>
> Financial analysis:
> At the current difficulty and exchanges, this rig should generate about
> .45 - .5 BTC per day, which is about $65 - $70 average per day.  Most
> calculators I have used puts monthly revenue at around $1800 - $2000 per
> month.
> Here is my numbers plugged into TheGenesisBlock's calculator:
> http://mining.thegenesisblock.com/a/5f1c18143a
>
> I purchased my 60 GH/s unit for about $1375 back in June of last year, and
> I am figuring about a 3 to 5 week payoff period, and calculating a 75%
> increase in difficulty per month in my ROI estimation.
>
> This thing was well worth the wait. Butterfly labs may be horrible at
> meeting deadlines, but they are really good at designing a product. This
> thing runs great, looks awesome, and is generating an impresive ROI.  After
> mining with it for a full day, I have already placed my pre-order for some
> Monarchs:
> https://products.butterflylabs.com/homepage-new-products/600-gh-bitcoin-mining-card.html
>
> Feel free to discuss, but please, lets keep this BTC thread civil and on
> topic :-)
>
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