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Hey folks,

I just moved into a new apartment where I have to pay electric bills (previous apartment was included in the rent). Long story short just got the first bill and it wasnt pretty. Not factoring in the AC I feel my PC is contributing to some of it. Any suggestions for ways to cut it down? I leave my PC on overnight and throughout the day typically. Best energy saving settings? My PSU is a Corsair HX1000.

Also, anyone from NYC area that uses a different supplier other than ConEd?

Thank you
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post #2 of 12
I'd suggest turning off your pc when you're not using it.
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post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by razaice View Post
I'd suggest turning off your pc when you're not using it.
This helps by A LOT more than you can imagine, as well as making sure it's unplugged. This goes for everything that consumes electricity, not just your computer.

If you can't do it, at least put it in S3 sleep mode.
    
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If you don't use it at night then turn it off. Even idling is a lot of wattage.
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post #5 of 12
turn off both pc and ac (if you dont have any pets or anyone in the apt). it saves me pretty penny.
Edited by Nethermir - 7/24/11 at 9:01am
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AC probably contributes more than your PC but I use sleep and hibernation modes when I'm not using my PC. With sleep more I can leave my computer for an hour or two and come back to it and have it ready in a few seconds. And longer than that and I either turn it off or put it into hibernation mode.
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post #7 of 12
Yep...I have to agree with turning off your computer.

I'm not sure if the Kill-A-Watt meter is accurate...but if I leave my computer one 24/7 (which I do) ...I contribute about ~$50 a month alone.
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put your pc to sleep it will only consume 5-10 watts. The rest is to power down your AC if you can, the heat wave is hitting around 100 degrees these days tho
    
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post #9 of 12
I Live in Manhattan too , LES represent!
You're probably stuck w/ conEd, However there are Alternate energy suppliers (Esco) That you can choose. Con Ed will buy cheaper Energy from them. I'm using Something called Viridian energy or something. It's supposed to be greener and more cost effective~ Saves my about 15$ a month. Search up 'thesmartenergypeople' .

Anyways~ +1 to the tips above. E bill is going upupup.
post #10 of 12
You could always lower your OC on that 920. A 920 @ 4GHz with that voltage can pull as much as 200W. i say drop it to ~3.4GHz @ 1.25v or something like that for the summer months while you use AC, as it will only use around ~160W. I know that after I installed my NH-D14 cooler last year i folded @ 4GHz for almost 2 weeks straight. it doubled my parents' Electric bill......
Currently i've got a better chip running 3.38GHz @ 1.176v and it uses only 10W more than a 920 running at stock(130W).....

Other than that just do what others have mentioned, turn it off/sleep while you aren't using it......
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