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Best Scrypt Miner To Date

As we all know, mining changes quickly no matter what currency you're looking at.

For a while, scrypt mining really dropped off my radar with lack-luster hardware, it just didn't seem like a viable choice. Recently, however, there has been some great hardware released with very reasonable power consumption.

Enter: Antminer L3+

This miner is an absolute beast with some of the greatest ROI in the current mining marketplace. Here are the specs:
  • Power: 800
  • Hash Rate: 504.0 MH/s
  • Mines: Litecoin
  • Power cost per day: $ 2.30
  • Return Per Day: $ 39.35
  • Profit Ratio: 1708%
  • Return Per Week: $ 275.48
  • Return Per Month: $ 1,180.61
  • Return Per Year: $ 14.36 K
  • Cost per MH/s: $ 3.26
  • Payback period: 41 days
  • Annual Return Percentage: 873%

Theses units sell for about 1600USD a piece and at the 800W power consumption, you may be able to run 2 comfortably off of one circuit. 

The one drawback is the purchasing/delivery. Each unit is generally a pre-order or if it's not, the price of each unit is inflated a lot (approximately 2x the normal price). It makes sense that retailers will add markup to items, but a lot of the time the markup in the crpyto space is just insanely high.

Before making the purchase I'd check sites like CryptoCompare to see how your ROI will look based on what you can actually get one of these units for.

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OverviewThis is for the Antminer S3, mine are batch 11. So to get started, the units are very nicely made from my experience, and actually not too bad to get started with. You're going to need your miner, a PSU (power supply unit, like the one in your PC) and an Ethernet cord.

S3+ Specifications:

Hash Rate: 453 GH/s±5% with great OC potential
Power Consumption: 355 Watt at the wall 
Power Efficiency: 0.78J/GH on wall
Power Supply: 12V DCSize:  331 mm x 137 mm x 160 mm Fans: Two 14038 fans mounted on both front and back ends
Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 35 °C