[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:  
> 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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