I figured if I’m going buy new hardware I should at least try it with my graphic cards so I can know what to expect. I’ve have a screenshot of my main desktop running Phoenix Mining. My ATI 5870’s are doing 479.6 MH/s my CPU is at a constant 30% usage.
Now to find out how much wattage my computer is using.
A recent podcast has reignited my interest in Bitcoins, info here. I first heard of them from my friend a few months back when there were $1 a coin. We were going to buy one or two but decided against it. Fast forward to today and they are about $14 a coin which gives me enough reason to see if I can have fun with and, in turn, have it pay for itself. My goal is to get two AIT 5850’s or 5830’s and have them mine for some coins. I have two extra computers that I can put them in though I wish I had a computer that can do crossfire to save on wattage. Either way I hope to be mining soon.
So far I checked Ebay and Craiglist and the price for the 5850 is about as much as my 5870 even though the 5850 is way slower than the 5870. A real life example of quantity and demand.