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1600W of Ultra is your problem, get an efficient PSU. 3 460s and your 960 only need 1200 or less.
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1600W of Ultra is your problem, get an efficient PSU. 3 460s and your 960 only need 1200 or less.

if hes using the standard 120v 15amp cable, then that psu is only limited to 1200w. to get the full 1600w out of that psu, you need to use the 120v 20amp cable.

but still, thats a pretty high light bill.
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3: @ 120.45 a killoawatt hour in chicago mad.gifmad.gif

I'm guessing that is a typo, or it would cost you over $1000 a month to run a 40w porch light every night. tongue.gif
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I'm guessing that is a typo, or it would cost you over $1000 a month to run a 40w porch light every night. tongue.gif
It was a Type-O, that was the average consumption of homes. $0.135 KWHR
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if hes using the standard 120v 15amp cable, then that psu is only limited to 1200w. to get the full 1600w out of that psu, you need to use the 120v 20amp cable.
but still, thats a pretty high light bill.

I stated I have the PSU on a dedicated 220volt. Which is more efficient. But the total of 2 systems is close to 200 dollars for 24/7 folding.
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That sucks! I have a tip though. Roommates biggrin.gif
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LOL, i have 2 as is. We rent a large house in the north suburbs. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2car garage, 1/3 acre of land.
We are already paying a large amount for living expenses as is. So iam trying to reduce my folding to next to nothing for a whole month, starting feb 1st mad.gif .

I have to look around, i thought i had an outlet wattage meter. Gotta be burried in the workshop or garage.
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Electricity costs more during certain times of the day. You could try to minimize folding during peak hours.
    
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Electricity costs more during certain times of the day. You could try to minimize folding during peak hours.

This isn't the case for all cities (depends on whether the electric companies are regulated or deregulated), but yes definitely worth looking in to!
post #29 of 31
My I7-950, Phenom x4 9650, GTX470, GTX560 Ti, and 9800GT cost me about $50 to $60 a month to fold 24/7 with, but my electricity is only $0.082/kwh. smile.gif
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post #30 of 31
There is just NO way he is correct.

250$ at 13.5c/kwh = 1851KWH.

Typical monoth has 722Hours in it.

1851/722 = 2,563W continuous.

No way.

Add to that this guy lives in chicago. Where it is cold. All that heat pays his heating bill or at least decreases his gas/oil/woodstove bill by a lot.

If this were summer and he was paying an AC bill he could be correct (or at least close)

Even if OP is lying about $250, its still probably costing $50 to $75 assuming he has to open a window to release some of the heat wink.gif Enough to stop folding for some.
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