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I don't really know where else to post this but I figure everyone here knows about power, electricity and what not, but, if this is the wrong section i'm sorry and please move it.

I'm looking to figure out how much power I drain a month from my computer alone, to see how much extra I have to pay on my electricity bill.

My PSU is rated at 750W so it's safe to put 750W as maximum, but i'm not sure if thats per hour, or what.

FP&L charges max:
"First 1000 kWh @ $0.047480"
"Over 1000 kWh @ $0.057480"

Is it possible to determine how much i'm paying with this information?

- Assume the computer is running 24/7 for the entire month.
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post #2 of 7
Your cpmp wont be running at full load 24/7 ( i would think) so using 750 as your base for power would throw off the results.

What you need to find is the average amount of power your comp uses.
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I'm just trying to figure out the max it could run, but yes your right. With out my graphics cards i'm looking at maybe 200-250W max.
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post #4 of 7
Buy a Kill-a-Watt, run it for 24 hours under your normal load, and multiply the result by 31. Then you'll have your approximate monthly usage.

If you don't want to go that route, I'd estimate your system uses about 550W - 600W under full power. This translates to 396-432 kWh a month, or about $21.
Edited by AdmRose - 5/27/11 at 5:21pm
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Buy a Kill-a-Watt, run it for 24 hours under your normal load, and multiply the result by 31. Then you'll have your approximate monthly usage.

If you don't want to go that route, I'd estimate your system uses about 550W - 600W under full power.
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post #6 of 7
switch off all other stuff in your home. Go online and check your bill so far. Then do a hour of some serious gaming. Go online again and see how much it use. Won't be that much compared to the fridge, geyser and the stove especially using them in peak
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Thank you all, plus rep
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