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The point is with better/more efficient cooling more of that heat will be in your room as opposed to in your CPU.

Just note that your room will only get hotter. For a 24/7 rig this is not the most ideal thing to do.
Right, I understood that.

And what is not the most ideal thing to do:
Get a cooler to put on the CPU?
Or, stay with the stock HSF?
post #12 of 31
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Electric bill? Really? How bad can/will that get?
Check your rates, I know it can get outrageous from my experience You might want to power down the PS3 since it has extremely low PPD/Watt.
 
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Check your rates, I know it can get outrageous from my experience You might want to power down the PS3 since it has extremely low PPD/Watt.
damn you PG&E you greedy bastards!!!11!!11!!

they make this kind of thing less fun
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damn you PG&E you greedy bastards!!!11!!11!!

they make this kind of thing less fun
Tell me about it last month $590.That is 4 bigadv rigs and 10 gpu's though.
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Oh man, with all this CPU cooling business, I didn't even think about the electric bill! >_<

Though, I'm not paying for it, I don't want to have to burden my parents with a heftier bill.

Maybe I'll just wait to go back to the university apartment (where I don't get charged utilities) to go all out!

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Tell me about it last month $590.That is 4 bigadv rigs and 10 gpu's though.
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Right, I understood that.

And what is not the most ideal thing to do:
Get a cooler to put on the CPU?
Or, stay with the stock HSF?
For a dedicated 24/7 rig I would recommend stock HSF on everything. Since it's a 24/7er you can put up with the noise right?
post #17 of 31
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I guess when I say 24/7, I don't mean it's dedicated to just Folding. This IS my main rig, and I will be doing other stuff like web browsing, homework, and of course gaming.

And even IF I was dedicating this to just folding, wouldn't it be sensible to get at least a 212+ (due to it's low price point) so you could OC and get better results in F@H?
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I guess when I say 24/7, I don't mean it's dedicated to just Folding. This IS my main rig, and I will be doing other stuff like web browsing, homework, and of course gaming.

And even IF I was dedicating this to just folding, wouldn't it be sensible to get at least a 212+ (due to it's low price point) so you could OC and get better results in F@H?
Yes get a decent cooler for it.That way it will run cooler and give you a good cooler for overclocking in the future.
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Yeah. I let mine fold for 3 months 24/7 folding with a 560Ti @ 950 core, 9800GTX+ @ 2052 shader, and my q6600 at 3.6Ghz. I would leave for work, come home still chugging. Go to sleep, still working, wake up, still running.

As long as the system is stable and your not running stupid (really high volts through your GPU or CPU) you are fine. Room gets to well over 95F and system still works without issues.
 
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post #20 of 31
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The point is with better/more efficient cooling more of that heat will be in your room as opposed to in your CPU.

Just note that your room will only get hotter. For a 24/7 rig this is not the most ideal thing to do.
This is nonsense.

A CPU has negligible heat capacity, and it's temperature makes no difference to the temperature in the room. The only thing that matters is how much power is dissipated in the CPU - and that depends on the voltage and frequency it's running at. In fact better cooling = lower CPU temps = lower power used by the CPU at the same clocks (although usually not in a measurable way).

Now better CPU cooling does mean that you're more likely to be able to overclock more (and thus make your CPU use more power) - and therefore this will increase the temperature of the room. But this is because of the increased power draw, and not because of the better cooler.
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