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With the Scrypt ASIC race heating up and things moving towards more powerful miners getting available on the market very soon the prices of the Gridseed ASIC miners are getting lower and lower. Gridseed even recently announced that they have stopped producing the smaller 5-chip Inifinity USB miners, though the larger G-Blades are apparently still being made. The good news is that the prices of the Gridseed ASIC miners are getting lower while the distributors and sellers are clearing up their stock, so you can get to buy them at some pretty low prices. We have checked and compiled a list of the latest prices you can buy Gridseed Infinity USB and G-Blade ASIC miners. Do note that while the prices are up to almost twice as low in some places compared to the prices few weeks ago, this does not guarantee quick return of investment, though it should be faster than buying at the old prices.
MinerEU currently has the small 5-chip Gridseed ASICs for $65 USD, the large 80-chip G-Blade at $960 USD and they have even listed the new Gridseed A2 ASIC miner based on the 28nn Innosilicon A2 Terminator chips, though that one is still pretty expensive at $12000 USD. These are probably the best prices you can currently get for Gridseed ASIC miners shipped from Europe.
GAW Miners is a great choice for buying from if you are based in USA. They currently have the smaller 5-chip Gridseed ASICs at $79.95 USD and the bigger 80-chip G-Blades for $949.95 USD. They do not yet have the new A2 listed, however they are already taking preorders for new more powerful Scrypt ASIC miners with their own branding.
JustASIC based in USA, but apparently shipping in EU too through partnership with MinerEU have almost the same prices as their partners. They do sell the 5-chip ASICS only in packs of 20 however in order to get a $65 USD per device price and the G-Blade is $940 USD, no other miners are available.
EyeBoot based in Hong Kong, China has their lowest price of a single 5-chip Gridseed ASIC at $110 USD, though for larger number of units you can get lower than that. They are still selling the G-Blade miner pretty high at a price of $1700 USD, so not a good idea to buy it from them at the moment.
Zoomhash based in USA currently sells the 5-chip Gridseed ASICs for $119.99 per single unit. They do have the G-Blade sold at the old price, however they do offer pre-order at almost half of the standard price if you are willing to wait up to about 10-13 days. They also have listed the new Gridseed A2 ASICs with a price of $11999 USD.
Hash Master also based in USA currently sells their 5-chip devices at not so attractive prices, but they do offer the G-Blades with 8 day pre-order at a price of $1089.95 USD. The company is apparently moving towards offering ZeusMiner hardware as they already have these listed for pre-order at their website.
Note that we have not listed all of the companies that do sell Gridseed ASICs and we have intentionally left out some that we have previously mentioned as they have either not yet reduced the prices or have stopped selling Gridseed devices completely. Of course we could have missed some as well as there are probably quite a low of companies that we are not aware of…
Sandor111 has released an updated version of his cpuminer fork adding a TUI (Text User Interface) containing the most important information that you would need to know for your Gridseed ASIC miners in an easy to read format (source here). Another new useful feature in the latest release is the autodetection of the number of chips, so no need to set it manually via the command line anymore. We have a windows binary available for you, and we do recommend to give it a try if you were sticking to cgminer because of the TUI available there, especially now that cpuminer also has one. If you want you can still download the previous cpuminer for Gridseed with no TUI, we’ll have it available for people that prefer to use that, and below you can download the new TUI version for windows.
Week 3 of the photo contest we have organized together with our partners GAWMiners has ended and we have selected the third week’s winner. The theme of the photo contest this time was Most Innovative Way to Mine and you can see the photos of the best submission we have received, the ones that have won a 5-chip Gridseed ASIC miner to the owner of this clever modification.
And the person who won the third week award is Emanuel Fertig who has submitted photos of his interesting modification for a Gridseed ASIC miner, the project is still a bit rough, but can be polished more in order to become a nicer looking complete solution. The winner will shortly be contacted by GAWMiners to arrange the delivery of the reward.
Here is how he has described his modification to make the Gridseed solar powered and WiFi accessible: “My autark solar powered Mining Project Internet connection via WIFI module Raspberry with HasHra Image Gridseed Miner with Fan Switch Mod (Fan of Mode) Step down Module for Power Regulation (12V for Gridseed) Completely Portable in Range of a Wifi Hotspot.”
If you were not the winner this week, don’t worry, you will still have one more chance to win by the end of this month, so get ready to participate in the photo contest with the new theme for the last week – Covert Mining – Operation CAMO. Time to show some really creative ideas and another chance to win a 5-chip Gridseed ASIC miner. You have until the next Monday to submit your ideas along with photos for a chance to win, and don’t miss this chance as it will be the last one you will have to participate in our photo contest.