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Yes! always factor in cooling!
also factor in the money saved if you live in a cold place. My 465 sli often doubles as heater.
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I live out in a newer building, next to the house, and it aint isolated all that well. Combined with the fact that Denmark is not the warmest country in the world, i use folding as a 900W heater when needed. Considering that I would most likely be folding anyways, it puts the power to good use (double positive?)
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All three of my rigs folding 24/7 the electric bill goes up about 40 dollars, but in the summer it's 40 bucks plus about 150 from the A/C running constantly.
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ayekalooter View Post
Needless to say, based on the expert opinions here - it definitely costs something in the range of 20-25 dollars a month, a noticeable fee, but not something that will "break the bank" for most users... Obviously if your kw/h is cheaper, or if your system pulls less power, that will impact the overall costs...

It might also be worth considering though, the proverbial "hidden costs". As in to say, as Klue22 mentioned, the cooling costs --- but also the wear and tear costs of having your parts running at 100% all the time... Its near impossible to measure, but that doesn't mean it does not exist (double negative ftw).
In every post i have seen tonight, you have posted useless information.
post #25 of 27
folding is a drug... sometimes we have to track down Z for out dailiy fix!!
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3x i7 2600k
3x gtx 580
1x gtx 460

electric bill has gone up $75/month.
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Smasher,looking at what you are running you should easily put out 2 million,perhaps 2.5 million a month (if those i7's are running bigadv). One way to look at it is 75.00 for 2.5 million points per month (only the electricity costs).I say this as when I ran 3 i7's and a group of 5 (perhaps 6) GPU2 gpu's that is where my output went.It was right at 2.5 million a month that the electric bill got my attention (the increase part).I am having a 230V 12,000 BTU AC unit installed and I am told to expect 2.00 a day during the hot months to operate it, that is less than the folding gear.
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