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Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:11:34 pm »
what may I choose?

To build a mining rig for litecoin with:

Radeon 7850 @ 350 Kh/s $ 150 USD

or

To build a mining rig for primecoin with:

Core i5-3570K @ ~ 3400 PPS 1.6 chains per day $ 199 USD

What is more profitable?
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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 06:14:15 pm »
I think the question of what is more profitable is too broad considering there are many variables.  Are you going to be pool mining or solo mining?

Better yet, why not do both?  I'm currently doing that with my gaming rig.

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 06:29:45 pm »
I think the question of what is more profitable is too broad considering there are many variables.  Are you going to be pool mining or solo mining?

Better yet, why not do both?  I'm currently doing that with my gaming rig.

I'm thinking in pool mining.
For now, the both is not an option for the money that I'm able to spend.
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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 10:39:27 pm »
ok ....

My initial gut reaction.. mine both.

then mine XPM as better coin fundamentals.... but ...

The GPU is probably a better investment...

Lets say you buy the CPU... you mine away for a few months.. then some genius developer rleases aGPU miner for primecoin... and ur CPU is pushed out...and is not worth mining on anymore.. you are forced to stop mining or to upgrade to GPU.

In 1 years time your GPU will probably have heald better value as well as opposed to the i5 which has already been replaced with the i7 and other advancements i heard about will make i5 and i7 practically obsolete.

GPU's seem to hold value better as they wanted by many lvls of gamers and there are more than just LTC to mine on scrypt, and you'll be ready in the waiting for a GPU primecoin miner...

Just my thoughts

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 01:17:30 am »
ok ....

My initial gut reaction.. mine both.

then mine XPM as better coin fundamentals.... but ...

The GPU is probably a better investment...

Lets say you buy the CPU... you mine away for a few months.. then some genius developer rleases aGPU miner for primecoin... and ur CPU is pushed out...and is not worth mining on anymore.. you are forced to stop mining or to upgrade to GPU.

In 1 years time your GPU will probably have heald better value as well as opposed to the i5 which has already been replaced with the i7 and other advancements i heard about will make i5 and i7 practically obsolete.

GPU's seem to hold value better as they wanted by many lvls of gamers and there are more than just LTC to mine on scrypt, and you'll be ready in the waiting for a GPU primecoin miner...

Just my thoughts

Fuzzybear

I'm agree with you, its probably that GPU mining for XPM  will arrive soon. And GPU's mining will hold better value for now with LTC and later getting works nice with XPM mining.
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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 03:49:21 pm »
Can I use GPU to mine for peercoin? Or must I use ASIC?

If ASIC I think most ppl can't mine peercoin since ASIC is so expensive.

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 06:03:00 pm »
Additionally there are other altcoins that are more profitable to mine.

Protoshares for example.

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 04:15:56 pm »
Additionally there are other altcoins that are more profitable to mine.

Protoshares for example.

Can I just use my Macbook to mine protoshares? I don't need ASIC or GPU right?

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 04:56:24 pm »
I had a look last week, but diden't find any GPU mining software for Primecoin. There are some drafts, but none is working? At least not on linux. Correct me, if I am wrong.

ASIC = special Hardware for mining maybe will never show up,  Primecoin has not yet enought value to make special hardware for it.

So for mining primecoin in the moment you can just use your CPU. I have 3 workers on ypoo.net and I get ~0.5 XMP a day.

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 09:15:24 pm »
I had a look last week, but diden't find any GPU mining software for Primecoin. There are some drafts, but none is working? At least not on linux. Correct me, if I am wrong.

ASIC = special Hardware for mining maybe will never show up,  Primecoin has not yet enought value to make special hardware for it.

So for mining primecoin in the moment you can just use your CPU. I have 3 workers on ypoo.net and I get ~0.5 XMP a day.

umlt

Do u mean you have three computers mining it?

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 09:22:31 am »
yes, 3 computers: my working computer, my computer at home and my server..
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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 08:01:24 pm »
What mining software are you using to mine PPC and XMP?

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2013, 02:23:02 pm »
I use jhPrimeminer for Linux for Mining on ypool.net:

https://github.com/tandyuk/jhPrimeminer

Search in the Forum for more Info..

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 07:20:00 pm »
Do you guys suggest me to mine in a pool or go solo with a i7 3770k? (not overclocked)

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Re: Build a mining rig for primecoin or litecoin?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2013, 12:23:57 am »
Do you guys suggest me to mine in a pool or go solo with a i7 3770k? (not overclocked)
For a single processor, the only way you will come out ahead with solo mining is if you are very lucky.

I use jhPrimeminer for Linux for Mining on ypool.net:

https://github.com/tandyuk/jhPrimeminer

Search in the Forum for more Info..

I would recommend using AeroCloud's miner with Wine over using tandyuk's miner. Tandy's is an older version that was ported to linux months ago and then never updated. I would only recommend tandyuk's for macs as I have yet to find out how to get 64 bit executables to work with wine on the mac. You can find AeroCloud's miner in the how to section of ypool.net.
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