[Chugalug] ButterFly ASIC Single arrived -- My review
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:
> 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:
> 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:
> Feel free to discuss, but please, lets keep this BTC thread civil and
> on topic :-)
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