Mining Bitcoin: Getting Started
Understanding the minimum technical requirements to Mining Bitcoin can be boiled down to this one simple question.
Do you have the electrical capacity to power a noisy ASIC computer (approx the size of a shoebox) and keep it running 24 hours a day?
In the United States the associated cost for that amount of electricity is typically no more than $150 – $200 per miner per month. That is a high side estimate, but better to assume excess up front costs than to not.