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Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:34 am

Biostar made this thing with 64 mining ASICs onboard:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/event/ ... /page2.htm

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/news/news.php?S_ID=194

They're offering one to a TR reader who is into mining and is willing to spend time using it and write up their impressions. Any takers?
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:36 am

24GH/s seems low for that number of ASICs.

I'd be happy to give impressions, write it up. Have a few other rigs around, but I'm not a hardcore BTC miner.

They going to want it back after? Rigs of that class can be costly.
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:39 am

Ok, done deal. Check mail. I've put you in touch with Biostar.
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:41 am

Thanks, I'll try to do you proud.

After looking at the links, I see why the number is low, the ASICs are clocked low enough to run uncovered....

So after getting a good feel for it, there may need to be little heatsinks glued on, and the power upped a bit. I'll make sure we're done first. ;)
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:58 am

I'm no miner but I find the whole concept quite fascinating and it makes for good reading so I'm looking forward to following this...
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:46 am

If Biostar actually ships this product instead of using it themselves (like some other manufacturers are doing) then I guess they'll be in high demand!
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:17 pm

Firestarter wrote:If Biostar actually ships this product instead of using it themselves (like some other manufacturers are doing) then I guess they'll be in high demand!


I think Biostar is going about things the smart way. While you have to put out some actual miners, they seem focused on making motherboards that are setup to be "motherships" to large numbers of graphics cards. That's where the easiest money is at, at the moment.
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Re: Anybody want to review a Bitcoin mining rig?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:26 pm

Based on the quoted power and hashrate I'd say we're basically looking at a 64-pack of Block Erupters.

Look forward to the review, should be interesting stuff.
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