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Title: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on May 04, 2017, 09:31:12 PM
How to Bitcoin for Beginners

Due to the fact I have been getting slammed with request on how to setup and start making money with Bitcoins I decided to write a little guide.

I know there are most likely better and more profitable ways but this is by far one of the easiest way to get started.

(http://www.realhardwarereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/btc-howto-620x350.jpg)

http://www.realhardwarereviews.com/how-to-bitcoin-for-beginners/

If you yourself mine or looking for any advice or suggestions make sure to comment here.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 05, 2017, 12:37:28 AM
Thanks! Haven't ever done mining, and with electricity prices here I am not sure it's worth the wear and tear on my GPU....wish it was.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on May 05, 2017, 01:29:14 PM
Great guide, rather straight forward and seemingly no issues setting it up on one of my machines.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on May 05, 2017, 01:49:35 PM
Bond: Always worth a quick shot see how it goes for a few hours then decide from there.

Arinoth: Thank you thought I would try and make this as simple as possible as most guides are extremely complex and scare most of the general public away
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 06, 2017, 02:30:10 AM
Bond: Always worth a quick shot see how it goes for a few hours then decide from there.

Twist my arm...I will give it a shot. We will see.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 06, 2017, 05:01:04 AM
Great quick guide you have done up. Easy enough to get setup.

Did you allow the 3rd party miner's in NiceHash (I assume you did, since mine only shows cryptonight as a mining device)? Does changing the service location matter?

I will run it for a little while and see how it goes....for now it is stable around 470-475H/s. It says that's good for $1.09USD a day. I wonder if I can get that up much, as I am not sure $1 a day is really worth it.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on May 06, 2017, 02:28:53 PM
What card are you using? NiceHash is good for just setting and forgetting, but personally i prefer selecting the most profitable coin for your card, and using an open source miner and usually one of suprnovas pools. Also you can make much more this way, if you mine coins and hold them until their value shoots up instead of trading right away for BTC. For example, I started mining zcash when 1 coin was worth $80~, each coin is now currently worth $142 CAD. If I were to have sold my coins right away I would have lost out on around 80% more profit.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 06, 2017, 04:31:11 PM
It's a 280X.

If I had a rig that was putting out big numbers, or had more time available I would go that route as well, but as of now it's likely going to be set it and forget it, or uninstall. However, if there is a specific miner that has been and you think may be good for a 280x I could give it a shot.

Before I went to sleep last night I saw daggerhasimoto was available as well (within nicehash), but I had to select it and benchmark it in the options. Nice hash was then selecting it for the most profitable.

Left it overnight and it is getting just under 12.5MH/s in that....estimating $1.33USD per day. Better...but still not amazing.

Still looking to know if anyone has allowed 3rd party miners in nicehash....much to be gained? Any issues?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 06, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
Well...I am self answering my questions here. I decided just to try the 3rd party miners in nicehash. Ran all the benches on the new miners available, and it has now defaulted to equihash as the most profitable.

283 Sols/s giving around est $2.40USD a day. Massive gain. Maybe play with it more later today.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on May 23, 2017, 10:40:04 AM
Well...I am self answering my questions here. I decided just to try the 3rd party miners in nicehash. Ran all the benches on the new miners available, and it has now defaulted to equihash as the most profitable.

283 Sols/s giving around est $2.40USD a day. Massive gain. Maybe play with it more later today.


how is the mining going now? still making any money or did you stop already?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 23, 2017, 06:13:58 PM
I decided to leave it go for a little while. Claymore equihash is the most profitable, though it seems like profitability is a bit lower now. Running about $2USD a day (I believe 0.001BTC per day if I recall correctly).

It's nothing crazy, but why not.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on May 30, 2017, 01:00:07 PM
Well the first month has been a fairly solid beginning month. I made about 80$ CAD, mining full time on a K2200 and whenever I am not gaming on my GTX 980. I am hoping to pick up an AMD RX 570 whenever they are in stock OR a RX 560 if hash rates come out for them as they can be found at a great price.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on May 30, 2017, 02:22:41 PM
A few questions.

Does the rest of the pc matter for mining I have a spare PC below?

MSI old 870-G45 (2 pci e slots)
AMD x3 450 3.2ghz
2x2GB ram
win 10 on HDD

Can I mix the cards up I have an R9 280x 3GB and R7 265 1GB that I can use to fill both slots, is that a problem?

Thanks.

Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on May 30, 2017, 03:27:34 PM
A few questions.

Does the rest of the pc matter for mining I have a spare PC below?

MSI old 870-G45 (2 pci e slots)
AMD x3 450 3.2ghz
2x2GB ram
win 10 on HDD

Can I mix the cards up I have an R9 280x 3GB and R7 265 1GB that I can use to fill both slots, is that a problem?

Thanks.

Great questions and as long as it's a ok single core or better you will be fine I mine on a am1 Sempron for a cpu with no issues at all.

Mixing cards is the best part of nicehash as it detects all cards and just runs.

My main rig has 2 1070s and a 290x where my main miner is a 1050 1050 ti 7970 and 950 all issue free.

If you need risers I can send you some as well as I have a garbage bag sized bag full of them haha.

Great post and welcome:)
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 30, 2017, 05:32:36 PM
A few questions.

Does the rest of the pc matter for mining I have a spare PC below?

MSI old 870-G45 (2 pci e slots)
AMD x3 450 3.2ghz
2x2GB ram
win 10 on HDD

Can I mix the cards up I have an R9 280x 3GB and R7 265 1GB that I can use to fill both slots, is that a problem?

Thanks.

My CPU isn't loaded at all during mining. Just make sure your PSU can handle the max power draw constantly from the GPUs.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on May 31, 2017, 09:02:30 AM
I tried to stack an HD6870 in with the R9 280x but drivers wouldn't allow it, today I might try putting the r7 265 with the 280x and see if the drivers allow that both are still supported where the HD6870 wasn't.

In case anyone else is wondering the r7 265 1GB generates $1.40ish usd a day and the 280x $3ish usd a day and lastly the FX8350 generates $0.77ish of a usd a day.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on May 31, 2017, 09:05:43 AM
I tried to stack an HD6870 in with the R9 280x but drivers wouldn't allow it, today I might try putting the r7 265 with the 280x and see if the drivers allow that both are still supported where the HD6870 wasn't.

In case anyone else is wondering the r7 265 1GB generates $1.40ish usd a day and the 280x $3ish usd a day and lastly the FX8350 generates $0.77ish of a usd a day.

not bad at all, I have not tried a 6xxx series in some time so that makes sense.

Thanks for sharing and again thanks for the great comments
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on May 31, 2017, 04:28:30 PM
Well, my last report.

I found that for whatever reason the HD6870 will not recognize in nicehash even by its' self.

So with the r7 265/ FX8350/ r9 280x it generates between $5-$6.xx a day using 491w-498w which will cost about $42 cdn for 30 days.

Thank you for the guide because I had no idea what I was doing and thanks to Arinoth for pointing out where to find the guide.

Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on May 31, 2017, 05:04:18 PM
I tried to stack an HD6870 in with the R9 280x but drivers wouldn't allow it, today I might try putting the r7 265 with the 280x and see if the drivers allow that both are still supported where the HD6870 wasn't.

In case anyone else is wondering the r7 265 1GB generates $1.40ish usd a day and the 280x $3ish usd a day and lastly the FX8350 generates $0.77ish of a usd a day.

I think if you use old drivers it would accept the 6870 and 280x. I highly doubt the CPU is worth the electricity for mining.

Is the 280x mining claymore equihash...after you start within nicehash?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on May 31, 2017, 05:39:34 PM
No the old drivers didn't work either on its' own or with the 280x.

The way I figured the cpu is it costs $11 to power it and it makes $22.xx, so the way I'm looking at it is I spend 11 and get 22 back so I'm still up $11.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 08:33:49 AM
I am all green on the subject but please just explain how to make the most profit with a 290X. I see Bond007 says the 280X is doing 12Mh/s, my 290X shows 28MH/s so the profit would be more than double, just please let me know, step by step, you know, as for a noob.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 01, 2017, 08:50:54 AM
whats your worker url? I would like to see how you're doing on nicehash.

thank you
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 09:34:00 AM
you got PM with the details. I stopped the DaggerHashimodo and after the benchmarks that I saw, I selected Equihash with AMD Claymore and when it started I saw something with a big Zcash logo.
Title: ad
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 10:13:46 AM
yep, that one.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 01, 2017, 11:01:27 AM
God damn my sumokoin has been going crazy the last 24 hours. My $60 worth of coin turned in to over 500.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 11:35:28 AM
time to sell?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 01, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
Nope. Holding until I have over $20,000 in coins so I can buy a house :p
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 01:03:16 PM
Nope. Holding until I have over $20,000 in coins so I can buy a house :p
Sounds like a lot of future debt :o . Long ago on HWC forum, when I was skeptical about the mining someone said he had a pile of silver bars. I wonder if that was true or he was saying it because he had so much bitcoin that he could actually buy silver bars.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 01:05:53 PM
what is that chart saying? what does it mean?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 01, 2017, 02:55:32 PM
That was Deadthings I believe, and yes he actually has lots and lots of gold & silver bullion
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 01, 2017, 03:08:00 PM
what is that chart saying? what does it mean?

wait do you have the option to stop mining when not profitable? if so it will turn off randomly all the time, I never check that one option
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 01, 2017, 03:31:51 PM
I bit the bullet and actually found an Rx 580 today at a fair price.

I'll add that ^ to the R9 280x and try to shoehorn the R7 265 back in.

I stopped using the cpu during the day even though it's only a 69w diff but I'll more than likely flip it back on at nigh because it squeezes another $0.92 out of it, it's not the humidity it's the blast furnace.

I'd like to get it up to $8 ish a day, mmmmm it's all USDs $$$$$ num num, lol.

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Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 03:39:22 PM
@supaflyx3 Have you actually seen DT in a picture holding his silver bars in his arms? Because otherwise is just hearsay.

@Soul This is a screenshot with my miner, I am just doing Zcash and it doesn't say anything about not being profitable, but if the option exists in the client I should have it as I am using the most recent version. But if going that good as this screenshot says I might quit folding altogether. I have a WC kit on the way for the 290X as it generates insane heat, this thing stays at 94 deg C and I am already thinking of getting a second GPU, but I would need at least a 850W PSU to keep it on the safe side with two 290X. What are the mining stats with the Polaris cards, the RX 480 and the rx 580?
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Post by: upcoast on June 01, 2017, 03:46:32 PM
@supaflyx3 Have you actually seen DT in a picture holding his silver bars in his arms? Because otherwise is just hearsay.

@Soul This is a screenshot with my miner, I am just doing Zcash and it doesn't say anything about not being profitable, but if the option exists in the client I should have it as I am using the most recent version. But if going that good as this screenshot says I might quit folding altogether. I have a WC kit on the way for the 290X as it generates insane heat, this thing stays at 94 deg C and I am already thinking of getting a second GPU, but I would need at least a 850W PSU to keep it on the safe side with two 290X. What are the mining stats with the Polaris cards, the RX 480 and the rx 580?

https://www.nicehash.com/?p=calc

I believe your 290x would still push more sols vs the 580 310sols.


Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 01, 2017, 04:44:52 PM
No I haven't seen it, but DT isn't a poor man by any means so I have no doubt he has the bullion, he's the reason I started mining back in 2012.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 05:48:14 PM
The miner client says I am doing 335 H/s and 399 Sol/s which translates into 2mBTC/day which equals 4.8 USD/day. Pretty nice!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 01, 2017, 07:59:48 PM
MARSTG, Ya I wish I knew about all this before.

I looked up some projections and some sources are saying bitcoin may hit $3000-$4000 in 12-14 months I won't bank on it but whatever comes my way I'll be happy.

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Post by: MARSTG on June 01, 2017, 08:01:46 PM
3000$ for one BTC? That is crazy!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 01, 2017, 08:41:35 PM
Looks like the RX 560 has been marked as shipped. Hopefully I get it early next week from the Egg. I'll report back what it mines at to see if it's a good for price point card or not.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 01, 2017, 09:20:04 PM
Let me know Sam! I'm cashing out some of my coins next week to buy either a 1440p/144hz monitor, or gpus
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 02, 2017, 09:21:31 AM
gpus for sure!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 02, 2017, 03:48:40 PM
I dunno, I realllly want a g-sync monitor for battlegrounds :P
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 03, 2017, 05:49:47 AM
@supaflyx3 : what's the story with Zcash? Is it more profitable than Daggerhashimodo?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 03, 2017, 06:41:14 AM
For Nvidia cards zcash is more profitable. For ethereum Nvidia and amd hash about the same. I've been mining nist5 and cryptonight based coins however. Sumokoin is about to hit $1 a coin, and I have almost 2000 of them. Now it's time to decide if I sell or wait for $5 a coin haha
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 03, 2017, 09:13:30 AM
How does it work to rent your hashing power? Is it more profitable than mining on your own? My conditions are that I have free electricity and my gpu would be available 24/7. And I am thinking of adding another AMD gpu.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 04, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
How does it work to rent your hashing power? Is it more profitable than mining on your own? My conditions are that I have free electricity and my gpu would be available 24/7. And I am thinking of adding another AMD gpu.

I find it hit and miss. If your renting your hash power run the precise benchmark as that way it will run more mining algorithms.

I make $360 And up a month with my rented out computer. Back in the day I loved using multipool but do not know if they are still anygood. Their is a gamble with mining random pools that pick only the most profitable coins as day to day they go up and down. Some days you make a killing others a large loss.

There will always be perks and failures to every option.

I will do some testing with a few apps today and get supa to get off his ads and give us some options to haha. Also I will have Dave intro here as he is a btc king
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Post by: MARSTG on June 04, 2017, 10:06:02 AM
supaflyx3 what are you mining this week?
so daggerhashimoto algorithm is actually mining ethereum, for my 290x at 28 MH/s for 1. 8mBTC/day = 4.5 usd/day.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 04, 2017, 01:41:17 PM
Since people never stop asking "when/ how do I get paid"

here are two screenshots
(http://i.imgur.com/r874Yjwl.png)
Click the View stats online

Then on the right hand side you can see your payday :D

(http://i.imgur.com/qsnyEo9l.png)

Payouts do not happen constantly or you would have a loss in blockchain fees
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 08, 2017, 06:30:27 AM
Edit: Turns out the 2GB version is too small for the DAG to fit on it. Probably going to eat the loss and return it as at this point the thing can at best mine at 1.3-1.4 USD/Day and it not half that of a 570.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 08, 2017, 06:42:22 AM
What about Equihash? Try the Nicehash 1.7.5.13 the latest one. And maybe the latest AMD driver even if is not whql.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 08, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
Use claymores Miner, not nicehash
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Post by: Arinoth on June 08, 2017, 08:20:30 AM
I'll take a crack at that when I'm home.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 08, 2017, 12:45:15 PM
Now that $BTC is rolling in (nothing overly stellar) The question comes in "what to do with it?".

https://bylls.com/

I signed up and tried that ^ to put $ on BC Hydro and did nothing it wouldn't give me a # to pay the bit coin to. Does it work for others?

https://coincards.ca/

Wondering ^ if that's legit.

https://yestobitcoins.com/

Same there ^ is it legit?

https://www.quadrigacx.com/?ref=ywcc0nywhtum8xwvlegiq02q

I haven't signed up there ^ yet it sounds legit? If I have to give them my bank account to get btc converted to flat cdn currency I don't know if I can trust it, is it legit safe?

What safe sites do ppl use to use up btc? I'd really like to find something to just pay to my rbc visa.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 08, 2017, 02:24:25 PM
Coin cards and quadrigacx are legit
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on June 08, 2017, 04:41:51 PM
You can use bitcoin at newegg I think....anywhere else?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on June 08, 2017, 04:58:21 PM
No go on newegg, they removed the option to pay with BTC on the 31st. You either have to use coincards to buy newegg/ncix/amazon giftcards, or an exchange to exchange for fiat currency.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on June 08, 2017, 10:18:39 PM
No go on newegg, they removed the option to pay with BTC on the 31st. You either have to use coincards to buy newegg/ncix/amazon giftcards, or an exchange to exchange for fiat currency.

I didn't know newegg got rid of the option. Is the rate similar between getting gift cards or currency, or is one better than the other?
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Post by: MARSTG on June 09, 2017, 06:40:30 AM
cashilla closed https://www.cashila.com/ (https://www.cashila.com/)
any other currency exchange?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 09, 2017, 07:10:20 AM
Updates: When the Rx 560 2GB doesn't get a DAG that is too big for it it can do around 25 MH/s for Dagger/Eth, on the downside it hits a DAG too big for it fairly often. I can see the RX 560 4GB being a good card for this then. Perhaps around 25-30 MH/s constantly

I am going to be trying to setup EthOS which is supposed to do DAGless Eth mining among others, will report back this weekend with results.

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Post by: MARSTG on June 09, 2017, 07:26:00 AM
Wow, that really gives me the urge to look for a mobo that could support 4 gpus
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Post by: Soullessone21 on June 09, 2017, 07:45:12 AM
Wow, that really gives me the urge to look for a mobo that could support 4 gpus

I have a few ;)
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Post by: MARSTG on June 09, 2017, 02:59:20 PM
I think the miners are picking up even the rx 560 4GB cards as newegg had a Sapphire 4GB this morning and now is out of stock.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 09, 2017, 06:10:34 PM
Looks like EthOS is a partial bust, can't get it to do DAGless mining for Dagger and on Zcash it mines slightly slower than Windows. Back to windows I go with the 560 2GB.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: bitcoinbrains on June 10, 2017, 12:19:09 PM
Hey guys, Soullessone21 asked me to jump into this thread. I've been mining, buying, selling and trading bitcoins for a long time and there is a good chance I can answer any questions you might have.

Both Bylls, and Coincards are legit Canadian companies. I haven't heard of Yestobitcoins.

I'd recommend being careful putting money/bitcoins in QuadrigaCX. They recently had an issue where they lost about 17 million worth of customer ETH. They claim they have enough company funds to cover the loss but there are questions about whether they are soluble.
So far they seem to be running just fine but I know I'm not keeping my money there.

If anyone in Canada has any bitcoins they'd like to sell I can buy them from you for an EMT.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 10, 2017, 12:26:26 PM
Can you help with any info about the hashing power of the new RX 560 4GB?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 10, 2017, 12:53:09 PM
IT seems that my 2GB is liking its overclock more, and even moreso being headless. I'm seeing around 2-2.20 CAD/Day on Equihash/Z-Cash now.
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Post by: bitcoinbrains on June 10, 2017, 12:55:49 PM
Can you help with any info about the hashing power of the new RX 560 4GB?
From what I've heard, they are about half the power of a 570.
Personally, I'm stalking up on Nvidia cards right now. They are more expensive but the payback is still pretty fast and I suspect we might see a  flip in profitability with some changes that might happen to ETH along with some new projects that are coming online soon.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 11, 2017, 02:39:00 PM
I'd like to get it up to $8 ish a day, mmmmm it's all USDs $$$$$ num num, lol.
So how much are you getting now?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on June 12, 2017, 02:34:22 AM
Fees question.

Using Nicehash/Copay, I have received 2 payments from nicehash and it is showing within copay. My wallet (copay) shows the total of the 2 deposits as in my personal wallet.

When I open up either deposit it shows the amount deposited, the date, and then it says fee. If I click on fee it then shows 0.011xxx. What does that mean? That's currently like $30+USD. Confused if that means I loose nearly all my BTC to fees.
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Post by: upcoast on June 12, 2017, 12:38:44 PM
So how much are you getting now?

Really not much more than $7ish avg, this past week-end was good I was getting $8ish with spikes to $9.40 but it was because of daggerhash the 580x was doing over $5 a day.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 12, 2017, 01:43:34 PM
Fees question.

Using Nicehash/Copay, I have received 2 payments from nicehash and it is showing within copay. My wallet (copay) shows the total of the 2 deposits as in my personal wallet.

When I open up either deposit it shows the amount deposited, the date, and then it says fee. If I click on fee it then shows 0.011xxx. What does that mean? That's currently like $30+USD. Confused if that means I loose nearly all my BTC to fees.
I read that for small transactions the fee is 3%, so maybe you forgot to add a 0 somewhere. Maybe Soul or supa can chip in?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 12, 2017, 02:10:39 PM
Fees question.

Using Nicehash/Copay, I have received 2 payments from nicehash and it is showing within copay. My wallet (copay) shows the total of the 2 deposits as in my personal wallet.

When I open up either deposit it shows the amount deposited, the date, and then it says fee. If I click on fee it then shows 0.011xxx. What does that mean? That's currently like $30+USD. Confused if that means I loose nearly all my BTC to fees.

this is super odd you should have no fees in copay, when you click on wallets and your total wallet are the coins in there?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 12, 2017, 03:59:04 PM
I just checked too, it shows up as a fee but maybe it's your fee to them for crunching #s but I do see where nicehash skims a mbtc off or so, my balance is .010808 and the fee is .011812
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 12, 2017, 09:40:38 PM
Shhhh there is a Cheetah behind him :P

The system in the background is a MiningCave Cheetah, built by Canadians for Canadians :)
gets around 130-200MH/s (did not have enough time with it to tweak it but I am sure it could of handled a solid 200 all day long)

(http://i.imgur.com/finywn0l.jpg)
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on June 12, 2017, 09:46:51 PM
I just checked too, it shows up as a fee but maybe it's your fee to them for crunching #s but I do see where nicehash skims a mbtc off or so, my balance is .010808 and the fee is .011812

Very similar to what mine is. Received .014 fee .011. But the balance in my wallet seems normal. Maybe it was the fee nicehash paid?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 12, 2017, 10:13:11 PM
I see in "check my stats online" there is a clear fee of .00045037 $1.70cdn as much as I can figure
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Post by: MARSTG on June 13, 2017, 05:18:45 AM
This is how it should look. l got my first payment!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 14, 2017, 01:56:07 PM
Well, I figured I'll throw another miner together now that the r7 265 is making $2+ cdn a day I'm adding a gtx1060 6GB to it, I should clear about $180cdn a month.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 14, 2017, 02:04:14 PM
My 290X stabilized at a bit of over 7cad/day . Waiting patiently for my second one, which is in Edmonton right now.
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Post by: upcoast on June 14, 2017, 02:14:06 PM
My 290X stabilized at a bit of over 7cad/day . Waiting patiently for my second one, which is in Edmonton right now.

That's not bad ^, I'm getting $11.05 cdn a day with the 280x/rx580 pair.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 14, 2017, 02:14:45 PM
guys this weekend I will make a bunch of 4 gpu open air cases that will be cheap and easy to use if people are interested in buying just the case, cpu/mobo/ram/hdd to get up and going. Will also provide psu's on request but those are heavy so cost lots on shipping
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 14, 2017, 03:03:31 PM
Anyone got any tips on how to install the gtx1060 with the r7 265?

I'm thinking of putting the GTX1060 in pci e 1 (I just have to try it out with the old x4 965BE ya it'll bottleneck but I've gotta see what happens) any way back to topic so I install the gtx1060 with NVidia drivers 1st then put the r7 265 in pci e 2 but do I need to install amd gpu drivers for it to work in  nicehash along side the gtx1060?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 14, 2017, 03:06:58 PM
Anyone got any tips on how to install the gtx1060 with the r7 265?

I'm thinking of putting the GTX1060 in pci e 1 (I just have to try it out with the old x4 965BE ya it'll bottleneck but I've gotta see what happens) any way back to topic so I install the gtx1060 with NVidia drivers 1st then put the r7 265 in pci e 2 but do I need to install amd gpu drivers for it to work in  nicehash along side the gtx1060?

Once you plug it in the old Catalyst drivers should pick it up, I have a 290x and 1070 in the same system without issues.

Have the newest Catalyst and Geforce drivers at the same time.

Give it a shot and if there is major issues give us a heads up
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 14, 2017, 03:27:22 PM
Once you plug it in the old Catalyst drivers should pick it up, I have a 290x and 1070 in the same system without issues.

Have the newest Catalyst and Geforce drivers at the same time.

Give it a shot and if there is major issues give us a heads up

Ok I'll do that ^ then, Thank-you.

Edit June 15th, WOW talk about volatile BTC hitting $21xx.00usd.
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Post by: MARSTG on June 18, 2017, 06:11:09 AM
I'm thinking of putting the GTX1060 in pci e 1 (I just have to try it out with the old x4 965BE ya it'll bottleneck but I've gotta see what happens)

What do you mean it will bottleneck?
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Post by: Soullessone21 on June 18, 2017, 10:55:55 AM
What do you mean it will bottleneck?

I think he is referring to gaming. The best btc setups I have made yet was using a Athlon 5350 and am1 board for low watt 3 gpu setups
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Post by: MARSTG on June 18, 2017, 11:03:59 AM
Gaming on AMD CPU is always slower so that shouldn't matter much.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 19, 2017, 07:41:31 AM
Last night got much farther on new mining rigs, will have photos and more info shortly on how they look and run.

also here is a quick guide on Dual mining, this is a bit more complicated than normal mining but can make you a extra 20-50%
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-dual-mine-ethereum-and-another-coin/

Once my new cards show up I will make a better guide.
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Post by: upcoast on June 19, 2017, 08:00:35 PM
What do you mean it will bottleneck?

It was about gaming.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 20, 2017, 08:33:31 PM
Quote

RX 470 4GB :

DAG 120 : 27.4 (past)

DAG 130 : 27.2 (will hit on 20/06/2017)

DAG 140 : 25.3 (will hit on 31/07/2017)

DAG 150 : 22.2 (will hit on 11/09/2017)

DAG 160 : 19.5 (will hit on 22/10/2017)

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EtherMining/comments/6i1ulz/incoming_hashrate_drop_for_rx_400_and_500_cards/
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 20, 2017, 09:01:15 PM
Soul, hurry up with those pics!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 20, 2017, 09:07:44 PM
Converting a dell optiplex 390 into 4 gpu badass

(http://i.imgur.com/xF20ldhl.jpg)

Testing time
(http://i.imgur.com/PloVSFEl.jpg)
Loading windows right now but this is just my first prototype as I will mod it much more before the finished product plus I am waiting on my better risers to show up

(http://i.imgur.com/swpbWUHl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TSocV6Cl.jpg)

Things that are left, good HDD mounting spot.

Fan and front I/O mounting spot to get rid of boot error all these are quick

Next one I think I will do 90% in the thicker aluminum over the black painted stuff
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 21, 2017, 09:45:31 AM
And how much hashing power? Give us the Bitcoin address so we can see it in action.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 21, 2017, 11:16:30 AM
Soullessone21 could you recommend some half decent risers that have voltage regulators on them that are cheapish? I'm thinking if I get 2 I can squeeze all 4 gpus (Rx580, R9 280x, GTX1060 6GB and R7 265) onto the same motherboard.

https://static.gigabyte.com/Product/2/4672/8421_src.jpg

I'm thinking put a riser kit on the top pci e x1 and the bottom pci e x4.

Ps, I've got a seasonic 850w slightly older platinum psu so it should power all that.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 21, 2017, 12:24:44 PM
Soullessone21 could you recommend some half decent risers that have voltage regulators on them that are cheapish? I'm thinking if I get 2 I can squeeze all 4 gpus (Rx580, R9 280, GTX1060 6GB and R7 265) onto the same motherboard.

https://static.gigabyte.com/Product/2/4672/8421_src.jpg

I'm thinking put a riser kit on the top pci e x1 and the bottom pci e x4.

Ps, I've got a seasonic 850w slightly older platinum psu so it should power all that.

I have been buying cheap ones but have lost my love for them due to compatibility, few people have dropped these ones off https://bitcoinware.net/collections/frontpage/products/new-delux-pci-e-express-1x-to-16xpci and they work perfectly, their also a Canadian company so always nice to support local
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 21, 2017, 12:41:26 PM
And how much hashing power? Give us the Bitcoin address so we can see it in action.

My main rig is off one of the fans was hitting a cord so I turned it off in the middle of the night and had to leave early for work so did not have time to correct

https://www.nicehash.com/index.jsp?utm_source=NHM&p=miners&addr=1D7KcRyxunyjmN6mR8uMx6xQ1LoWmu24CQ

thats just 2 of my 5 1070's going and the 1050 ti's are off today
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: MARSTG on June 21, 2017, 12:57:58 PM
Vertocoin with the Lyra2REv2, around 7 USD/day/card. This is the same result Inik is getting. Did you guys noticed that 1060 3GB are all out of stock? And the 6 GB versions jumped in price, if there are any left in stock. Soon the only card readily available will be the GTX 1080!
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 21, 2017, 01:02:41 PM
Vertocoin with the Lyra2REv2, around 7 USD/day/card. This is the same result Inik is getting. Did you guys noticed that 1060 3GB are all out of stock? And the 6 GB versions jumped in price, if there are any left in stock. Soon the only card readily available will be the GTX 1080!

many miners bitch about the 1080 hell a buddy twice has offered to trade his 1080 for my 1070 which I use to game so I am fine with but he never shows up haha

Right now I'm hunting for the evga 1080ti with aio cooling
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Post by: MARSTG on June 21, 2017, 01:32:47 PM
Upcoast, it would be nice to see all your cards on the same mobo.
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Post by: upcoast on June 21, 2017, 01:52:42 PM
Upcoast, it would be nice to see all your cards on the same mobo.

Maybe next month with any luck ^.

The darn gtx1060 6gb sat in Mississauga for 5 days and didn't start making its' way west to BC until the 20th maybe I'll get it next thur/fri 27th.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on June 21, 2017, 02:16:31 PM
https://bitcoinware.net/ accepts BTC guys, and LTC and DOGE so big plus
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Post by: MARSTG on June 22, 2017, 12:45:24 PM
How about the Thermaltake Core P3? You can hang 4 dual slots gpus and looking beautiful in the same time!https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811133317 (https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811133317)
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: upcoast on June 24, 2017, 01:51:36 PM
Has anyone else noticed a drop in nicehashs' Global Rate from last week?

Last week I was getting 3-3.5 mBTC/Day this week it's sucking wind 2-2.7 mBTC mostly 2.2ish mBTC $5.70 a day vs last week $7.50-$8 a day
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Post by: MARSTG on June 24, 2017, 02:48:10 PM
Yep, me too. Down from projected 190 CAD yo 160 per month.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Arinoth on June 24, 2017, 05:53:08 PM
If you are mining on RX cards that has to do with Eth becoming less profitable on them, due to the DAG size change or coming DAG size changes.

BTC itself has also dropped a bit, so that can also affect your BTC/Day.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on June 24, 2017, 07:19:02 PM
Yeah they have dropped. Still a bit better then when I started, but a definite drop.
Title: 1050 Ti
Post by: MARSTG on July 01, 2017, 10:24:55 AM
What is rhe performance of a single 1050 Ti?
Title: Re: 1050 Ti
Post by: Soullessone21 on July 01, 2017, 10:29:44 AM
What is rhe performance of a single 1050 Ti?

I would turn mine on but it's TOO DAMN HOT!!! we had rolling blackouts yesterday I will tell you when the heat wave passes
Title: 1
Post by: MARSTG on July 01, 2017, 02:41:52 PM
Rolling blackouts means the power grid is not superstrong there.
Title: Bitcoin chat
Post by: Soullessone21 on July 01, 2017, 06:12:33 PM
Rolling blackouts means the power grid is not superstrong there.

Yah area I am in is old as fuck and when all the ac systems turn on for the first time in the summer it tends to cause issues
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: yzfraven on August 24, 2017, 06:30:44 PM
What are the best coins to mine now?

Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: yzfraven on September 03, 2017, 06:57:47 PM
What video cards would be good to mine, but not expensive to buy?
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Soullessone21 on September 04, 2017, 05:52:07 PM
What video cards would be good to mine, but not expensive to buy?

Need some info from you first. Is your power cheap or free?
What kind and wattage psus you got?

If power is cheap and you got the power I like 280x 7970s 290 290x 390 390x as they all pop up on the cheap

If your power is not cheap and you lack the wattage I like the 1050 ti and 1060 6gb
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: yzfraven on September 04, 2017, 10:25:26 PM
PSU is 1000 watt

Not free power, but its good.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: bitcoinbrains on September 05, 2017, 09:53:41 AM
The cheapest way to get started is definitely finding some used cards.
If you have to buy new then I like 1060s or 1070s. Great power/hashing ratios and very versatile.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: supaflyx3 on September 05, 2017, 05:09:31 PM
Depends on what you want to mine, But as stated above 1060/1070s are a good start. a 1000W PSU would power a 5 GTX 1070 rig np, or a 6 gtx 1060 rig.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: yzfraven on September 05, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: Bond007 on September 06, 2017, 03:55:44 AM
Depends on what you want to mine, But as stated above 1060/1070s are a good start. a 1000W PSU would power a 5 GTX 1070 rig np, or a 6 gtx 1060 rig.

I don't doubt a 1000w powering 5 1070s, but I don't think I would run more than 4 personally.
Title: Re: Cryptocurrencies are now so easy even your Grandma could do it
Post by: yzfraven on September 06, 2017, 02:50:54 PM
I will not be using 1070's

But most I will run for cards is 4, no more..