Adventures with Crypto

Mining hardware costs

Well after many disastrous attempts to find a trustworthy and  reliable cloudmining company, I decided to do it myself. At least no one can run off with the kit AND the money !

So I researched the hardware that would actually make money. Sadly, there isn’t a lot :-(
I have had Antminer S3s and S5s and only the S5s make a profit. If I were to expect a return on my investment, I would be waiting a long time.

Here are my latest findings, all the miners I could find on eBay.co.uk.

SHA256 Miner Speed GH/s Power req. earn per day Nicehash 0.0103/TH cost per day in BTC@£182 0.11/kW Profit/loss
Antminer S5 1150 590W 0.011845 0.00851993 0.00332507
Spondoolies SP20 1700 1200W 0.01751 0.01706989 0.00044011
Antminer S3+ 453 355W 0.0046659 0.00505393 −0.00038803
Antminer S1 180 360W 0.001854 0.00513092 −0.00327692
Antminer S4 2000 1460W 0.0206 0.02081547 −0.00021547
Antminer S2 1000 1000W 0.0103 0.01427027 −0.00397027
Antminer C1 1008 807W 0.0103824 0.01158310 −0.0012007
Antminer U3 63 63W 0.0006489 0.00090313 −0.00025423
Blackarrow Prospero X-3 2000 1500W 0.0206 0.02143321 −0.00083321
Blackarrow Prospero X-1 100 75W 0.00103 0.00107033 −0.00004033
KnC Neptune 3300 2100W 0.03399 0.02999675 0.00399325
Cointerra Terraminer IV 1600 2100W 0.01648 0.03004878 −0.01356878
Rockminer R-Box 2 110 120W 0.001133 0.00171280 −0.0005798
Dragon CoinCraft A1 1000 1050 0.0103 0.01499270 −0.0046927
BFL Chili 35 200W 0.0003605 0.00285622 −0.00249572
Antminer USB Block Erupter 0.333 2.5W 0.00000343 0.00003572 −0.00003229
AntMiner U2+ 2 2.95W 0.0000206 0.00004183 −0.00002123
HashFast Sierra 1200 1300W 0.01236 0.01843972 −0.00607972
Bitfury Twin Chip 5 4.25W 0.0000515 0.00006009 −0.00000859
Hex Fury 11 9.46W 0.0001133 0.00013332 −0.00002002
Butterfly Labs Monarch 700 490W 0.00721 0.00689920 0.0003108

 

 

Scrypt Miner Speed MH/s Power req. earn per day Nicehash 0.2202/GH cost per day in BTC@£182 0.11/kW Profit/loss
KnCminer Titan 300 1200W 0.06606 0.01695750 0.0491025
Innosilicon A2 terminator 30 300W 0.006606 0.00424233 0.00236367
Gridseed GC3355 Orb 0.35 9W 0.00007707 0.00012807 −0.000051
Zeusminer Blizzard 1.4 40W 0.00030828 0.00056826 −0.00025998
ZeusMiner THUNDER X6 20 450W 0.004404 0.00639088 −0.00198688
GRIDSEED G-BLADE 5.2 140W 0.00114504 0.00198656 −0.00084152
Hashra Lunar Launcher 15 485 0.003303 0.00690689 −0.00360389
ZeusMiner Thunder X3 28 920W 0.0061656 0.01316851 −0.00700291
INNOSILICON 28nm A2 Terminator 60 600W 0.013212 0.00857700 0.004635
AlcheMiner AlcheMist 96 900W 0.0211392 0.01286689 0.00827231
Silverfish 28 440W 0.0061656 0.00629423 −0.00012863
  • headrush

    I’m still keeping an eye open, but until I can afford to risk money on a Titan or Bitmain produces the S6, I’m holding off on new hardware. Block halving is not that far away, so the investment had better be worth it.