The Asic thread

Daruk

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Let's stick all discussions around ASIC mining in here. I wanted to create this thread to share setup / config and pool info.
Right now I own two L3+ Antminers and am expecting two D3s in the coming weeks. I'll edit this OP with other setups as I get them. If anyone has had experience in setting up other pools and machines, please post and I'll add them. Please PM me if I miss your post.

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[B]L3+ setup
You can enter up to 3 pool settings.  Some pools have multiple URLs based on different continents - entering multiple pools means if you can't connect to one, it will connect to the next and you'll still earn.

[/B][U]Nicehash[/U]
Signup is required @ https://www.nicehash.com/
[B]URL[/B]:  stratum+tcp://scrypt.eu.nicehash.com:3333#xnsub
[B]Worker[/B]:  [I]Your nicehash wallet address followed by dot and your machine name.  e.g. xxxxxxxxxxxxx.Machine1[/I]
[B]Password[/B]:  x

[U]Prohashing[/U]
Signup is required @ https://prohashing.com/
[B]URL[/B]:  prohashing.com:3333
[B]Worker[/B]:  [I]Your prohashing user name[/I]
[B]Password[/B]:  a=scrypt

[U]Litecoinpool[/U]
Signup is required @ https://litecoinpool.org/
[B]URL[/B]:  Litecoinpool.org:3333
[B]Worker[/B]:  [I]Your Litecoinpool worker name (created in the litecoinpool.org portal)[/I]
[B]Password[/B]:  your worker number

[U]Multipool[/U]
Signup is required @ http://www.multipool.us
[B]URL[/B]:  Server: stratum+tcp://eu.multipool.us:xxxx (xxxx is the [URL="https://www.multipool.us/dashboard/help/"]coin specific port #[/URL])
[B]Username[/B]: [I]username.workerno[/I] Get this from the above URL once logged in
[B]Password[/B]: x

[U]ZPool[/U]
No signup required - pays directly to your own wallet.  Enter your wallet address to see progress: [url]http://www.zpool.ca/[/url]
[B]URL[/B]:  stratum+tcp://scrypt.mine.zpool.ca:3433#xnsub
[B]Worker[/B]:  [I]Your wallet address (any address)[/I]
[B]Password[/B]:  c=BTC    (this is the currency you want to be paid out in - make sure it matches the wallet provided under worker)

[U]BitConnect[/U]
Signup is required @ [url]https://bcc.coin-miners.info/[/url] - sign up and create a worker on the portal
[B]URL[/B]:  stratum.coin-miners.info:6434
[B]Worker[/B]:  [I]weblogin.workername[/I]
[B]Password[/B]:  [I]your worker password[/I]
 
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dj2381

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You could also try mining Bitconnect coin, the price has risen quickly these past 2 weeks, it's following BTC.
 

Daruk

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You could also try mining Bitconnect coin, the price has risen quickly these past 2 weeks, it's following BTC.
Cool - any recommended pools? Prohashing has plenty info AFAIK. Not sure about the others.
 

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Another project I'd like to try is set up our own MyBB pool for Scrypt and X11 (and others if there's interest). This might take a bit more time but it could be rewarding.
Lemme know if you are serious about this. Need a new project to work on and like how this sounds!
 

Daruk

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Lemme know if you are serious about this. Need a new project to work on and like how this sounds!
Awesome! Will do.

Off topic... anyone considered renting rack space from one of the local ISPs to house their antminer? I'm curious about monthly costs and what it includes. Will poke around and report back.
 

srothman

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I've heard good things about Bitconnect, and I am currently reconfiguring my miner to point there to have a look. I've initially set it up to NiceHash, but I believe there is a little extra to be made if you're willing to go through the effort of converting and dumping rather than selling hashing power. Still early days for me, so I will be experimenting with a couple of configs to try and find the best consistent one.
 

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I've heard good things about Bitconnect, and I am currently reconfiguring my miner to point there to have a look. I've initially set it up to NiceHash, but I believe there is a little extra to be made if you're willing to go through the effort of converting and dumping rather than selling hashing power. Still early days for me, so I will be experimenting with a couple of configs to try and find the best consistent one.
I'll be able to report back on my 24 hours with Bitconnect after 9:30 tonight. Thus far it's looking like $17.80 for 24 hours at this rate. ZPool has done $20.8 in 23 hours - 1 to go. Looking like $21.5 for the past 24 hours. *EDIT* Confirmed just over $21 in 24 hours on Zpool. *EDIT* after 72 hours Zpool is at under $20 a day so I'm back to Nicehash for now. *EDIT* Looks like just over $20 in 24 hours on Bitconnect too. *EDIT* Bitconnect after 72 hours is now at $60.8, so just over $20 a day - outperforming Zpool. Going to go back to nicehash for that miner too.

Looking at the graphs here: https://poolpicker.eu/graph
It seems like it's hard to beat Nicehash from the POV of consistency. I will likely keep ZPool running for a bit and see what a longer term approach yields.
 
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dj2381

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I'll be able to report back on my 24 hours with Bitconnect after 9:30 tonight. Thus far it's looking like $17.80 for 24 hours at this rate. ZPool has done $20.8 in 23 hours - 1 to go. Looking like $21.5 for the past 24 hours. *EDIT* Confirmed just over $21 in 24 hours on Zpool.

Looking at the graphs here: https://poolpicker.eu/graph
It seems like it's hard to beat Nicehash from the POV of consistency. I will likely keep ZPool running for a bit and see what a longer term approach yields.
That's disappointing about Bitconnect, I thought it was close to Nicehash earnings.
 

Daruk

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That's disappointing about Bitconnect, I thought it was close to Nicehash earnings.
Well TBH if their algorithm for picking the most profitable coin works then it stands to reason that you're going to do better with NH. I looked at their list of profitable coins and Bitconnect was in the top 5 consistently for the time I watched but others kept coming and going in the top 2 spots.
 

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Immediately switched back to NH after reading that. It's early days since getting my miner, every little bit helps :)

In the interest of diversifying, would it be worth while to still invest in a SHA-based miner, a la S9 or the like?
 

Daruk

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Immediately switched back to NH after reading that. It's early days since getting my miner, every little bit helps :)

In the interest of diversifying, would it be worth while to still invest in a SHA-based miner, a la S9 or the like?
They're not doing big numbers but still consistent... Returns have climbed a bit recently. I'm thinking of this too but want to pay off my 4 first.
 

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They're not doing big numbers but still consistent... Returns have climbed a bit recently. I'm thinking of this too but want to pay off my 4 first.
Yeah I figured that's probably best, at least start getting some money back before digging that hole deeper.

I should just leave the stuff be to let it do their thing.
 

Daruk

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Yeah I figured that's probably best, at least start getting some money back before digging that hole deeper.

I should just leave the stuff be to let it do their thing.
No harm in planning for the future :)
Maybe Bitmain will have something new before end December....
 

srothman

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So I was thinking about the whole enclosure thing now for the last couple of days, and it would make sense to do something.

I shifted my thinking more towards dust management rather than noise cancelling, as I think I'll just leave my machines in the garage and let them do their thing.

Was thinking of taking a large plastic container like this...:

http://largeplasticstoragecontainer...09/extra-large-plastic-storage-containers.jpg

...cutting an intake and an exhaust hole on either side, and perhaps slapping a dust filter on the intake side to manage what's getting sucked in.

I'm a little concerned about the heat inside a sealed container, and perhaps having a few extra holes in it on the side might help, but it might not be enough.

Thought?

Perhaps slap some passive heat sinks on the side? Apply some better/more cooling compound to the existing heat sinks? This will void the warranty though, yeah?
 

dj2381

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So I was thinking about the whole enclosure thing now for the last couple of days, and it would make sense to do something.

I shifted my thinking more towards dust management rather than noise cancelling, as I think I'll just leave my machines in the garage and let them do their thing.

Was thinking of taking a large plastic container like this...:

http://largeplasticstoragecontainer...09/extra-large-plastic-storage-containers.jpg

...cutting an intake and an exhaust hole on either side, and perhaps slapping a dust filter on the intake side to manage what's getting sucked in.

I'm a little concerned about the heat inside a sealed container, and perhaps having a few extra holes in it on the side might help, but it might not be enough.

Thought?

Perhaps slap some passive heat sinks on the side? Apply some better/more cooling compound to the existing heat sinks? This will void the warranty though, yeah?
I bought myself some cheap wooden tool boxes and got some flexible aircon ducting, the boxes are big enough to fit 2 miners next to each other, the ducting I can aim to the top of my garage roof where there is a gap for the air to flow out, at the moment my garage is like a sauna, I haven't gotten around to building these yet, just a bit lazy and the weather has been reasonably cool and also finding a holesaw the right size seems to be harder than I thought, I did buy some mini extractor fans to remove the heat from the top of the boxes, I'm sure it will become necessary once summer hits.
 

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I think I'll make this a little project. I'll take some readings before and after, and try to give some proper feedback. Like you said, it hasn't been THAT hot, especially the last couple of days.

I don't see how this will be too much of an issue, other than the time thing, which is a real problem.
 
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