I have a desktop and an old Thinkpad, free electricity, and a lot of curiosity about crypto, so I’m going to try my luck at mining ZEC
My desktop has a 3.6 Ghz quad-core processor, and the GPU is a AMD Radeon HD 6870
I’m almost finished downloading the blocks for ZEC, getting OpenCL to run for Optiminer, and reading about Dwarfpool, so as I gear up, I’d like to check in with the community to see if I’m missing anything, and what to expect. Is it worth setting everything up on the laptop as well? Even hooked up to a mining pool, I think it would just be a waste of time?
Is there any way to estimate how profitable this PC might be by the summer time? In three months would I make six cents or six hundred dollars?
Thanks for the help