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They started taking pre-orders over a year ago, with a ship time sometime in late July. And those mainly ended up in the hands of reviewers and blogs in order to keep pumping the Butterfly Labs hype train and securing millions of dollars of pre-orders still in limbo. FedEx apparently dropped it somewhere along the way, and the weakest part of the case, the thin metal part around the back of the PSU, broke.
Butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale disrupted X10 communication significantly enough that the pool overflowed because the system controlling it was unable to turn off the pump.
This PSU supports V, so we rewired the outlet. They had to install 2 power supplies instead of 1 and had to modify the case to fit. Dell butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale HP can ship bigger and heavier servers across the world without this kind of problem. The unit had to hit its huge power draw increase by putting dual EVGA consumer grade power supplies in the unit. He could very well overload the circuit panel and trip the main breaker for the house. This is from an earlier version of the Minirig note the single power supply This is apparently from an earlier FPGA but it will give you a good glimpse at what kind of craftsmanship you can expect from a computer that is half the average household income in the United States.
Despite all that, this thing can still mine bitcoins and it should be profitable. How long will it take them to make their money back? Coindesk noted in one of the first ever runs of the Minirig by hosting provide gigavps that it was running much too hot and erroring out.
At the time of posting, gigavps warned that the unit would be repeatedly shut down while ckolivas, butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale was assisting, modified the machines software to optimise performance. After some tweaking, the device was said to have been left to run continuously for butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale hours, and was shown to have an average hash rate of As you butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale see in the table below, ASIC number four of a total of eight hashing chips ran significantly hotter 86 degrees and consequently gave the highest hardware HW butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale rate.
Which is of course illegal regardless of what Butterfly Labs may say. Butterfly Labs get a miner seized in Germany for faking CE certifications. Cuw July 3, This is incredibly dangerous since it is doing neutral line loading.
If that is fucking with a dudes pool then it is sourcing current from neutral which is a big no no. It is a really easy way to start an electrical fire.
Hash Tag August 21, 4: Fluxity August 24, ShameonMe September 6, 5: Maybe you can join a pool to rival that, maybe. John Weaver July 3, Fluxity July 3, 1: Oh look its the delete people comments cuz he cant handle the truth kid lol Butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale closely you random dumb nobody… Nobody knows the future for BitCoin, Those people who invested into ASIC are smart. The problem some people have with BTC is that they panic sell when the price is going down.
You must be 12 and have no common sense: Also the other thing is, Even if someone had 1 of these. It would not cause a House fire cuz the circuit bored would trip.
Jimmy Rustled July 10, 9: And all it has to show for it is some basement dwelling autistics fighting over digital monopoly money. At least the Top supercomputers do useful work. Burzghash July 24, 6: Ican Domath July 3, Your math for the return on investment is off by around a factor of Cost for the machine is fully recouped in 10 days excluding electricity.
Libertardian July 20, 4: Bob Jones July 3, 1: Icarus July 3, 2: Bob Jones July 3, 2: BFL made millions from collecting those early BTC and millions more from all the late people jumping in… they can delay all they want while they move funds around and then bug out. Satoshi July 3, 2: Neal Gafter July 3, 2: Interesting how this article bases its information on year-old photos of an FPGA rig, which is not the same thing as the GH minirig SC that its review starts with.
Fluxity July 4, Jhansen July 3, 6: This is a biased piece of shit article that unfairly categorizes the entire thing. Maybe you should change your name to Butt Hurt Coin, because you are obviously butt hurt about something to want to destroy your own credibility by writing such one sided crap.
Fluxity July 3, 7: Perhaps you have me confused with a real journalist? John Andersson July 4, 9: R U Kidding July 4, 5: Not a Mini Rig. What a complete ass…. I misspoke and have butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale the article. Cuw July 4, Yo Butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale did some new maths because the 75amps sounded completely absurd.
So for a purely resistive load we are looking at Now this is the pretty math and this butterfly labs bitcoin miner for sale is clearly not pretty. This thing has hella amounts of reactive power which means they are returning power to the source either leading or lagging the main Vrms sine wave. In conclusion, you put more than 1 or 2 of these in a place and goodbye house. You will either burn out the building wire or the transformer on the pole and be in deep shit with your power company.
Fluxity July 7, 7: Fluxity July 7, 8: Internet Browser July 10, 3: Oh wait its not: Ayrat Bulatov July 15, 2: Should I complain that its metal case is not polished enough?
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What happened to the awesome version of this article where the dude was shipped a broken piece of shit? Fluxity February 21, 9: Bitcoiner March 31, 4: Wampler Longacre April 27, 3: Then I remembered that I have employable skills that earn me well over six figures every year, and contribute meaningfully to the common good. And you know what that contribution gets me? BiN4RY July 5, 2: Jerk Waterslide July 11, 1: Butterfly Labs are liars July 11, 7: Snailman July 11, 8: Gwen Hennessy July 11, 9: Bob July 11, Trainlover October 5, 5: So the bad news is this article may not rank as prominently as it used to.