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Litecoin Mining (Obsolete)

GPU Method

Equip List
Cost calculated with estimated deprecation over 3 years.
  • $20.8 - 0.5 Years Old, $25 - ASUS M5A97 LE
  • $91.6 - 0.5 yrs, $110 - HIS HD7770
  • $55.97 - 1 yr, $83.96 - HIS HD7750
  • $270 - PowerColor HD7950
  • $210 - MSI Twin Frozr 3 7950
  • $147.80 - FX-4300, 2GB RAM
  • $80 - TopDeck station
  • $15 - 530w server psu
  • Subtotal: $891.17
  • Free stuff - Old PSUs, thumbdrives, etc

Estimated Hashrate:
  • 7750: 150 kH
  • 7770: 160 kH
  • 7770: 160 kH
  • 2 x 7950: 600 kH (now 1.2GH after cooling upgrade)
  • Total: 1670 kH
ROI:
  • @ 596.887 difficulty, 1.84 LTC/day, 55.1 LTC/mth, 670.89 LTC/yr
  • @ 3.198994 $/h : $176.26/mth
  • @ 0.02844 btc/ltc : 1.567 BTC
  • ROI: 2.4 to 4.5 mths
  • 6/20/2013: 47.61 LTC/mth, ~ $106/mth, ROI ~8mth
  • Due to LTC surge, cost recovered.

Resources:
  • Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison
    https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison
  • Litecoin Mining Calculator
    http://www.litecoinminingcalculator.com
  • LTC Exchange
    https://btc-e.com/exchange/ltc_usd



FPGA Method [Abandoned]

Equip List
$330 - Altera DE2-115 demo board

Coding in verilog, systemverilog

Goal is to implement Scrypt in FPGA, proof of concept to evaluate kHash/sec and estimate ROI.

Resources
  • Scrypt .c/.h
  • https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/blob/master/src/scrypt.c

Subpages (1): Spare Server PSU Mod
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