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User Info: su27Chaos

3 years ago#11
ni12345p posted...
what's sad is that I actually want a 290 for gaming and you're buying up all of the stock on this garbage. I really hope you all get screwed over in this bitcoin/litecoin thing. This is a gaming forum... why are we not flaming the **** out of these people?

if you have the money, and effort then more power to you. you shouldn't even complain if you didn't get it before it sold out. at least borrow money from your friends and buy quickly but you didn't put so much effort into it.
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User Info: Requiem

3 years ago#12
Well, it is screwing up with the card prices (if available at all).

Anyways, on the topic, it really depends whether you think the litecoins will continue to be worth real money in the future, the value of litecoins won't decline, and whether you can mine them fast enough to make back the investment. The difficulty will surely be bumped up, too, so you'll be mining less and less coins as time goes on.

I don't think you can min $2000 or so worth of litecoin (accounting for electric bill and whatnot) to make back the initial investment, but who knows. Each day that passes by, less and less that odds are going to be.
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User Info: somebody336

3 years ago#13
Do eeeet!
TBWNN's grumpy old man >:/

User Info: Son Of Spam

Son Of Spam
3 years ago#14
It would probably be better to just buy litecoins and hope their value goes up.

User Info: Dukaduka1k82

3 years ago#15
Well if nothing else, if you build the quad R290 machine you will have a super heater to heat your room. Heck you may even have a heck of a fireplace with that setup.
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User Info: ElementalWind

3 years ago#16
I pay my own electric tho, so it's not worth it to run that much?
Last I heard, you practically need FPGAs or ASICs to get a good enough yield from mining.
"debates are contests of rhetoric, not argumentative rigor." -DragooneerZero

User Info: overkillwfo1978

3 years ago#17
You should build a quad 290 machine to heat the first four planets in this solar system.
"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten" -George Carlin
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