Apologies for the delay in posting some news today, I received my extra mining hardware and spent most of the day setting it up.
This also brings me to the first article of the day though, a review of the person I bought it from, so you can do the same if you wish.
I found out about this service when browsing on the BitcoinTalk forum, where I often click open the “Services” section.
A guy made a post there saying he was selling GPU’s and PSU’s at a rather cheap price, straight from the manufacturer. It caught my attention, so I clicked on it.
Rates are indeed cheap, and I decided to purchase the following items :
– 1x ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5/3G DDR5/28.5cm – $380
– 1x Superflower Leadex 1000W 80+GOLD – $200
I had a 630W PSU (Bronze) and a Sapphire Radeon 7970 in my miner at that point, so I figured it’d be best to get a new PSU as well, with further expansion in mind etc.
Adding the shipping costs, through EMS, which were 75$ for the first item, and 20$ for the additional item, the total price I spent was 670$, or 0.8375 Bitcoin at that time.
Due to the Chinese New Year, items couldn’t be shipped until the 5th/6th of February, but there was a clear warning in the topic about that.
Today, I received my goodies! 13 Days for delivery, keeping in mind that customs had it in their possession since the 11th of February.
I ended up paying 35 euro “import fees”, because I got a random inspection (or so the paperwork tells me). All in all, still a bargain.
As of right now, the new PSU & extra GPU are both working flawlessly. Packaging was done securely, and everything arrived brand new.
I can truly recommend purchasing from this person, so check out his official BitcoinTalk thread!