[Chugalug] ButterFly ASIC Single arrived -- My review
mk6032 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 3 17:20:49 UTC 2013
Thanks! I've seen that blog before waiting on my jalas but haven't
checked it in a long time. I guess I'll be waiting for a few more months
as my order number is in the 9xxx range. It's tempting to go ahead and
roll the order over to the PCIe card but I figure it'll take another 2
years to get it.
On 09/02/2013 01:29 PM, Lynn Dixon wrote:
> My first ASIC order number was 3598
> Have you been keeping an eye on Jody's shipping blog?
> She gives daily shipping updates that shows the order dates that were
> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com
> <mailto:mk6032 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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