[Chugalug] ButterFly ASIC Single arrived -- My review
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Tue Sep 3 19:00:34 UTC 2013
can it be used for anything else?
On Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:59:34 -0400, 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:
> 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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