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Worth buying a pc with 2 GPU's in a crossfire to mine Ethereum? I plan to spend ~$1000 on that pc.

What client to use? What os is better to use? Ubuntu?

closed as primarily opinion-based by niksmac, Joris Bontje May 20 '16 at 6:50

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Some calculations to work out the profitability are available from:

The normal client is geth to run the Ethereum node and ethminer to run the mining calculations. Note that Ethereum will be moving to proof of stake at some unknown time in the future and your GPUs will not be useful for mining the Ethereum blockchain any more - see When will Ethereum switch to Proof of Stake?.

  • I agree with the above but would that that many GPUs will retain reasonable resale value. So depending on then the PoS conversion takes place you can sell your GPUs and recover some of your costs – cindy smith May 20 '16 at 6:37
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    You just have to sell it before the resale price drops when all the other Ethereum miners sell theirs :-) – The Officious BokkyPooBah May 20 '16 at 6:40

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