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post #11 of 38
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Yeah I did I've been real stressed lately added an extra 1 in front of the c when I was doing my division... exams are around the corner *sweatdrop*. I think it looks more like 12-13c per kwh
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post #12 of 38
This explains it:
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html
and yeah .12-.13 cents sounds a lot more reasonable. Also its kilowatt- hour not Kill-A-Watt as stated by someone earlier. Sorry, Kill-A-Watt makes me lol.
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There's also apparently a 5c per kwh fuel charge that kicked in in October wait no that isn't right it'd be about 700 if that were true...
     
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post #14 of 38
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Actually the bill was about that high anyways and I do my part to pay for things. Be civil.

At poster above maybe it's 13c? IDK I looked at the bill and it seemed closer to $1.33 per kwh.
I couldn't find much info about the rates on our electric company's site. We're in Florida so A.C. is on all the time for both A.C. units.

16 bucks? last I checked it was a fair amount more where do you see 16?
http://www.google.com/products/catal...lers#scoring=p

And if you catch a sale from (where it's normally $20.28, which is still a small price) you can also get it for $16.

Ebay can also be useful for getting one cheap.

According to this your price per kilowatt is 11.57c/KWh.

Using some simple math (550 / .1157) you'd be using 4753.7 KWh in a month, which is outright insanity, even with A/C on. My old parents place had 2 fridges, electric heat, multiple computers running, the TV and almost every light on 24/7, and individual room A/C in the summer, and never broke over 1500, which was also pretty insane.

My sig rig will pull ~300 watts at idle. After 10 hours of being on, that's 3 KWh. Under some severe load (GPU and CPU under 100%) the load increases to 650 watts. If only the CPU is used, it'll be ~440 watts. So, if the CPU is left folding, for 24/7, I'll have used nearly 74 KWh. That is in one week. Multiply that for a month, and it's about 296 KWh. I imagine your machine won't quite pull that kind of power, but it will still use a bit.

As for the massive amount of power going through your home (supposedly, of course), I'd have to say something is very wrong. I've never met anyone, or any family, that uses that amount of power in a month, even when a half dozen computer gamers live together.
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post #15 of 38
AC (two of them!) is the reason your bill is so high, not due to folding. In AZ using the AC 24/7 my bill for a one bedroom apartment would be > $250.
Lets assume your rig uses 300W, then your kWh usage in a month is ~220 kWh (24 hours/day * 31 days/month * 300W / 1000 WkW), which would be $26 @ 12 C/kWh. Just give that much to your parents.
 
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post #16 of 38
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Well I know there's know way I'm using all 750 watts of my PSU which if I were maxing that out 24/7 it'd be around $66 according to the FAQ posted above. 750x730/1000x.12=$65.7

So does anyone know what the case fans on a HAF 932 draw? And how much a EVGA 450 GTS SC draws?

Yeah one AC is new (the upstairs one) and the other is old. I've been trying to get the old one replaced >v< the pool doesn't help either at least it's heated through solar if I could turn the pump off and it not go green I'd do it in a heartbeat.

I just wanna know how much so I can put some more hours in and go work it off.
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post #17 of 38
It's the air conditioning. End of story.

350W computer

vs.

1100-1600W air conditioning unit

Which is the source of your electricity bills? Hm, let me think...
post #18 of 38
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I've been telling them for 3 years now they need to help me replace that old A.C. unit but no...
I'd do it myself if I could scrape together 1k-2k for a new one I think the new one was $1500 not positive though.

O.O what? It was more last month >v<...
We used 3656 kWh in March with me folding 24/7...
That's... strange
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post #19 of 38
To be honest OP, unless your willing to pay more rent to your parents, theres no convincing to be done...Its not fair to expect them to foot the bill for you leaving your pc on just folding 24/7
post #20 of 38
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I'm not freeloading I was wondering if someone could give an estimate based on my parts once I got the whole kwh thing down I need to know so I can request some more hours. Who's actually read the entire thread? It's only 2 and less than half a page.
     
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