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Old 01-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #831
Jessie James
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Originally Posted by jim_newton View Post


Probably should get one of those before you start. 100W at idle VS 800W at full load 24x7 is a big hit on your electric bill, probably bigger than non-useful internet money can cover.
They're not kidding. I ran four R9 290's for about 2-3 weeks, and my electric bill was 1000kw more than the previous year. And for comparison:

Dec 2012: 2708 kWh
Nov 2013: 2465 kWh
Dec 2013: 3899 kWh

So my bill was almost 50% more last month due to mining. And my rate is something like $0.02/kWh, which is cheap.

And now hackers are stealing them? And Kanye is getting on board?

Not worth it IMO.
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