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Offline twentyseventy

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Three-Day Promotion for BitcoinExpo China 2014 (9/19-9/21)!!!
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2014, 05:45:30 PM »
Received my 96MH/s Alchemist last week as well! I've posted this elsewhere, but I figured I could share here as well  :)

Actual Hashrate:
100MH/s @ GHash.io LTC, 50,000 Diff
94MH/s @ Clevermining (still testing), 65,536 Diff

With KNC's Titans plagued with such issues, it's been great to see that the Alchemists were made with such high quality.

NOTE: I maintain a business relationship with Alcheminer, so I have a vested interest in the company's success - please take this into account when reading this review. All information here is true and complete, but bias (recognized or unrecognized) is always a possible issue.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the build quality and, after the last firmware update, the hashing capability.

I received it about a week ago and, after two substandard power supplies, am finally hashing away with no problems.

Finally arrived from Taiwan!




Packed very well -


Box only includes the miner and two screw-on plates (not pictured) for rack-mounting





Looks very slick; the casing is like a thick computer tower case, not flimsy metal.





The front has three fan intakes - this is the 96MH version, so there is only one set of boards and fan. The 256MH/s model would have all three. The top right hand corner has the LED display screen and the power button.





The rear has the fax exhaust port, a PCIE 8-pin power port for the controller board and three more for the mining boards themselves. Last is of course the ethernet port.





Looking good with the wireless bridge





Get a good PSU!

It will need 900W @ 12v, so ensure that your PSU can handle that - I've got a EVGA 1300W just to ensure that there's enough for the draw. Also, the EVGA PSU came with a pin connector so that you don't have to short the PSU with a paper clip to start it - talk about foresight!







The LED fades in and out constantly while it's hashing - you wouldn't want it in your room for this reason... or because it's loud and hot!

The hashrate, when first powered on, spikes up to well above 100MH, but later comes back down to the standard 90 - 98MH/s range. I'll be interested to see if the boards can support higher hashrates with future firmware updates.








...and he lives in the garage now! 'Wife doesn't like the noise and heat' is almost a cliche on these forums - but it's true! This is best suited to a garage, cool basement, or other area away from main living area. The fan is pretty loud and it does generate a significant amount of heat if kept enclosed with little venting.






The backend is easily interfaced through a web browser and allows pools settings, hashrate monitor, IP settings, password change, and firmware updates.



Performance


The miner did require a firmware update when I first received it; there was an issue with the pool settings.

After getting everything set up, I was hashing at Ghash.io LTC pool at an average of about 75MH/s - there would sometimes be a ramp up and down, but that was the average after about 24 hours.

Tom, the lead engineer, sent a new firmware update with promises of better performance. After breaking it in for 14 hours, it was hashing at an average of 100MH/s!

You can see here in GHash's performance history - the change in variance is the new update. The miner does better with larger shares (50,000+) instead of smaller shares like 4096 or 8192.

This is the cause of the big variance and the increase in stales/rejects. Even with the increase in rejects, the hashrate is still far better than before.




Clevermining is still coming along as well, but I have yet to get a full 24 hours on the pool.





Hope you enjoyed the unboxing! Please let me know if anyone here would like additional pictures or information  ;D

Offline Sukarti

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Three-Day Promotion for BitcoinExpo China 2014 (9/19-9/21)!!!
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2014, 07:23:40 PM »
What's the Wattage draw at the wall for the unit? (Read with a kill-a-watt meter, not the fluffy spec sheet)

These machines are still grossly overpriced even with the "special" promotional pricing.

Buy coins or invest elsewhere!

Offline Johan

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Three-Day Promotion for BitcoinExpo China 2014 (9/19-9/21)!!!
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2014, 07:48:31 PM »
I'm getting 900+ watt. Now on Wafflepool (still unstable speeds) 919 watts at 220V.(The output is 12v. of course, don't know if that matters)
It depends on the pool though. I've seen 850w, but also 1000+.

What's the Wattage draw at the wall for the unit? (Read with a kill-a-watt meter, not the fluffy spec sheet)

These machines are still grossly overpriced even with the "special" promotional pricing.

Buy coins or invest elsewhere!

Offline twentyseventy

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Three-Day Promotion for BitcoinExpo China 2014 (9/19-9/21)!!!
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2014, 08:34:33 PM »
I'm getting 900+ watt. Now on Wafflepool (still unstable speeds) 919 watts at 220V.(The output is 12v. of course, don't know if that matters)
It depends on the pool though. I've seen 850w, but also 1000+.

Thanks, I don't have a Kill-a-watt to measure the power draw. I'm using a 1300W EVGAPSU to make sure I've got enough juice going to it. Off-brand 900W PSU wasn't enough and 1000W Coolmax POS/PSU died after a day and a half.

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Three-Day Promotion for BitcoinExpo China 2014 (9/19-9/21)!!!
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2014, 08:03:09 PM »
Crossposting from my post on the mining board :)

I've managed to quit messing with the difficulty setting and switching pools long enough to have it hashing for 48 hours straight and it's doing really well.

Averages about 96MH - 100MH on the daily average and no restarts or other issues; still performs best with 50,000 Diff; I tried both 65536 and 32768 on LTC Ghash and neither provided better hashrate.



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Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!

To appreciate your great support to AlcheMiner, here we announce a special promotion as below:

1.   Alchemist 256Mhs: US $3,999 => $3,099
2.   Alchemist 96Mhs: US $1,500 => $1,199

Please note:
1. Quantity for this promotion is limited. We reserve the right to cancel orders once orders exceed the reserved quantity for this promotion.
2. Your Alchemist will not be shipped until your payment is received by AlcheMiner.
3. This is NOT preorder. We have Alchemist in stock already. Your Alchemist will be shipped immediately once we receive your payment.
4. Shipping is based on the order of the payment.
 
Happy Mining!!!

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2014, 06:22:02 AM »
Miners at that price will still not ROI.

Better off buying coin or more profitable cloud hashing.

Offline AizenSou

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2014, 11:22:49 AM »
Miners at that price will still not ROI.

Better off buying coin or more profitable cloud hashing.

Sukarti, you're right. But it might give people more security feelings. Btw with this price Alcheminer is still better ROI than many popular cloud mining services, except our secret :D

Offline Tom333

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2014, 07:54:00 PM »
  96+ MH use almost 1KW of power that too much.

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2014, 05:11:44 AM »
you lost me at $260 for shipping..  :o

Offline Tom333

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »
you lost me at $260 for shipping..  :o

  must be case weight alot that why you have to pay more for shipping cost.

Offline Sukarti

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2014, 05:08:23 PM »
you lost me at $260 for shipping..  :o

Lot of dead weight in the box at that price still  ;)

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Special promotion: US $3,099 for 256Mhs; $1,199 for 96Mhs!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2014, 09:36:41 AM »
2014/11/05 New software update.
Please download it in our official website.
Thanks.

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Anniversary Sale: US$ 1,280 Only for Alchemist 256Mhs!
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2015, 03:04:30 PM »
Anniversary Sale: US$ 1,499 Only for Alchemist 256Mhs!

-Promotion price: US $1,499 per Alchemist 256Mhs (~50% off from our original tag $3,099)
-Shipping fee: US $260 per unit
-Brand new miners (made in January)
-Three month warranty

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Re: [AlcheMiner] Anniversary Sale: US$ 1,499 Only for Alchemist 256Mhs!
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2015, 03:38:07 PM »
Did any regular members happen to order one of these?

Price is getting better at least.

Care to ship a demo device to a moderator/admin Sophia?

Would add a ton of credibility.

What's the power draw at the wall on the 256MH unit and how many power connectors does it accept?