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MinerEU, an official Gridseed and ZeusMiner distributor, has announced today a new summer sale of Scrypt ASIC miners and the promotional prices they now have for some of the miners are really attractive. In fact these new prices make it really much more attractive to order from MinerEU than to purchase directly from ZeusMiner, especially the larger Hurricane and Thunder miners that you can currently get at half their normal price. So if you were considering to buy some Scrypt ASIC miners and not do some pre-order, then you might want to check this promotion.
– ZeusMiner Blizzard – $80 USD
– ZeusMiner Hurricane X3 – $460 USD
– ZeusMiner Thunder X3 – $850 USD
– Gridseed G-Blade – $300 USD
Furthermore if you buy 4 or more ZeusMiner Blizzard miners you can use the promotional code blizz240 in order to get a price of $60 USD per unit instead of the regular single unit price of $80 USD. What we would really want to see however is a price promotion for the A2-based Scrypt ASIC miners as well, though apparently Innosilicon is still selling their 28nm Scrypt ASIC chips at pretty high prices and as a result their miners are still much more expensive compared to the competition for the same hashrate.
The ZeusMiner Blizzard Scrypt ASIC also available as the GAWMiners Fury is a nice little device that comes at a really attractive price for the hashrate it offers. They are the ideal choice for smaller miners that want to get a Scrypt ASIC miner, but don’t want to spend too much for it… and quite a lot of people like that already have purchased these devices. Being so attractive with their current prices and performance of about 1.3-1.4 MHS it is no wonder people are also interested in modifying them for even higher performance. The simpler thing that you could do is to try to improve the cooling with the addition of some heatsinks directly on top of the 6 ASIC chips to get a little more headroom for increasing the operating frequency with lower number of HW errors. The more complex thing is to try to do a voltage modification in order to allow for the chips to have no trouble operating at higher frequency.
People that have used or still use the smaller 5-chip Gridseed Scrypt ASICs and have done a voltage modification to them knwo that these small miners were able to handle a significant performance increase without trouble. The reason for that was the fact they they were originally designed to be used for mining both LTC and BTC, thus they could handle higher voltage and operating infrequence easily if you only used them for Scrypt mining. The case with the ZeusMiners however is not the same, it seems that their miners are already pushed quite high in terms of power usage and operating frequency not leaving you with much headroom for experimenting. Voltage modification of a ZeusMiner Blizzard or GAWMiners Fury is possible and can be done with the replacement of resistors just like on the Gridseed ASICs, however the advantage you can get in terms of hashrate increase is not going to be that attractive so that a lot of people would be willing to do it. There is a topic on the Bitcointalk forum where people are trying to modify their devices and are reporting some useful information and their experience and results, so you might want to check that out if you are interested.
Great news for everyone in Europe that is interested in purchasing a ZeusMiner Scrypt ASIC as we just got a word that MinerEU has become an official distributor of Zeus Integrated Systems Limited. This means that you can now get good prices and fast shipping time from Europe with no need to pay additional (VAT) or customs taxes if you are based in the European Union.
Here you can see how MinerEU will be updating the prices of the ZeusMiner Scrypt ASICs they are going to be offering depending on the week you order your miners. These are absolutely the same prices that you can get directly from Zeus, however if you are based in EU and you order from MinerEU you are not going to have to pay so much for shipping and extra costs like VAT or customs taxes. At the moment they have listed the ZeusMiner Blizard and ZeusMiner Hurricane X3 with delivery starting on June 17th, 2014 according to the information published on their website.