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post #11 of 33
It mostly depends on your PSU and how much power you actually use. If you have like a 2.8GHz P4 it won't use nearly as much power as an OCed Conroe rig.
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Chozart
No need to keep the ambient that low... mine is higher than that (barely use AC) and system temps are good, even with air cooling.
I wouldn't either since I DESPISE cold weather, but since I've been folding just under a week now, @2.43 temps go over 45c after room temp goes over 80f. If i keep the ac down it usually hovers between 38 and 40 I've read alot of posts about safe temps but they all over the place. Still dont understand why gpu is safe at under 60 but they say don't go over 50 on cpu. I'm hoping to bump up to zalman coolers on both cpu and gpu and add an 80 to the front

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post #13 of 33
Depending what they charge in your area, but I would say between $10 to $20 per rig, depending what you have hook up to them. I have 32 rigs here at home and it cost me about $225.00 per monthe to run them.
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I put a wattmeter on my folding rig. It's around 300W. So, that's like keeping 3 lightbulbs running 24/7. It's going to be like 5$-7$ a month/rig.
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC
I put a wattmeter on my folding rig. It's around 300W. So, that's like keeping 3 lightbulbs running 24/7. It's going to be like 5$-7$ a month/rig.
You use 100watt bulbs?!? We use 13w over here
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post #16 of 33
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You use 100watt bulbs?!? We use 13w over here
Yeah, well here in California, we use oil burning lamps. Electricity is outrageous. I have those florescent bulbs everywhere they will fit
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC
Yeah, well here in California, we use oil burning lamps. Electricity is outrageous. I have those florescent bulbs everywhere they will fit

LOL So true.....I use the energy saving bulbs everywhere I can and I still don't turn the lights on that often LOL.....I have 2 systems (a old, OLD, 478 Northwood and my system listed in my specs) and they both fold 24/7.....I don't really concern myself with how much power they use since my AC sucks down the juice at an alarming rate, and that's just to keep the house at around 75F.

Although, this room with the computers can get a little toasty.
post #18 of 33
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Thanks everyone, for giving me a nice idea on the dreaded "bills" its a pentium 4 3.0 oc'd to 3.8, bad news though, I just sold the rig for 350$, I may build a pentium D folding machine if I get a job that pays a little more money :\\
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post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by jrabb1920
Depending what they charge in your area, but I would say between $10 to $20 per rig, depending what you have hook up to them. I have 32 rigs here at home and it cost me about $225.00 per monthe to run them.
That's impressive!

Do you deduct that cost on your taxes, I was wondering if you could?

I know my furnace will be happier this winter but my A/C wasn't this month
post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by ShaggyTed
Heh you kidding me, since I started my old lady wants to kill me since A/c is set on 70 24/7 now trying to keep ambient lol Shes gonna kill me whne she sees this months bill:swearing: Wish we got a discount since she reads meters for FP&L but FAT chance

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you people are crazy. i keep my ambient around 80 because any lower and the bill goes WAY up.
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