Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Having had 3 systems folding 24/7 for the last week(CC) I plan to take a look at the PUD bill and see what the increased usage actually was.
Somehow I doubt that it impacts average power bill as much as people think it does. It's entirely possible that it would. But if your system is on 24/7 anyway(as mine is) I doubt it. I'll be posting my findings whichever way it shapes out to be.
Well I know that in the months before I started folding 24/7 I barely used my system at all, and my power bill was as low as $25. Then the first month, folding on my 955BE and 6850, my bill went up to about ~$55. This last month, I added an 8800GT to my rig as a 24/7 folder for the last two weeks of the month, and the bill I just got was up to $60. Right after that, I added an i7 2600k rig which is going 24/7, so we'll see what happens this month. Based on what I've used during the first week of the new billing cycle, I'm guessing it might hit $100, in which case I would have to turn something off.
So yeah, it really isn't that bad unless you make minimum wage (which I do right now).