[Chugalug] ButterFly ASIC Single arrived -- My review

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 2 12:23:08 UTC 2013

Awesome, can't wait to get mine! What was your order #?

On 09/01/2013 01:59 PM, Lynn Dixon 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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