The Best Bitcoin Mining Hardware

AntMiner for Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin on eBayEverybody who mines Bitcoin understands the importance of using the best Bitcoin mining hardware and equipment.

Not everyone can afford the best but ultimately you want to upgrade and invest in hardware that will bring the best return on investment in the fastest time possible.

In this article we going to look at several options you have to select a affordable, reliable or high performance Bitcoin miner.

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Around the same time last year the R4 was highly anticipated by miners and is still considered one of the most efficient and quiet AntMiners on the market at a Hashrate of 8.6 TH/s and will cost you around $1000.

They can be found much cheaper now in second hand condition.


AntMiner R4 on eBay

In 2017 however the following two AntMiners are the most preferred choice among proficient cryptocurrency miners.

Antminer Comparison S9 and S7


AntMiner S7 on eBay


AntMiner S9 on eBay


AntMiner Power Supplies on eBay



Hashrate The measure of how many attempts per second it takes for the miner to solve a Bitcoin block.

The current SI unit prefixes:

  • Kilohash / KH/s = thousands of H/s
  • Megahash MH/s = millions
  • Gigahash / GH/s = billions
  • Terahash TH/s = trillions
  • Petahash PH/s = quadrillions

Joule The measure of energy representing 1 Watt over 1 second. So Joules per Gigahash is the efficiency of the miner.

Difficulty – The level of difficulty is an automated process which prevents blocks from being solved very quickly. This system insures that blocks are solved at an average of 10 minutes per block.



  • A lot of people tend to think you just buy one of these miners, plug it into the wall and the bitcoins will appear in their Bitcoin wallet, I use to be one of them! :Roflmao:
  • Your chances of mining a Bitcoin block by yourself is pretty much zero unless you own a few PH/s.
  • You need to be part of a mining pool that combines Hash-power in order to successfully solve a Bitcoin block.
  • Obviously the more Hash-power the better but consider that the bigger the mining pool, the smaller the reward that is shared for completion among miners.
  • There are also many other factors to consider like the mining contract before joining a mining pool and THIS ARTICLE will explain it all detail.


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  1. Lucifer

    Hobby Bitcoin mining can still be fun and even profitable if you have cheap electricity, an efficient bitcoin mining machine and get the best Bitcoin mining hardware.

    It’s important to remember that Bitcoin mining is competitive. Today it is not smart for the average person to mine since China’s cheap electricity has allowed it to dominate the mining market. If you want bitcoins then you are better off buying bitcoins.

    1. Kamil (Post author)


      That is true, if you want to profit short term you have to consider how competitive the market is. Additionally it’s a time race as well until all the blocks are mined.
      That’s why it is vital to be part of a strong mining pool. They say “if you can’t beat em, join em”.

      I think it can still be very profitable long term if the price of Bitcoin keeps increasing.


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