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Just stopped by to say hello .. Currently running BOINC on my '09 27" imac to test the waters on energy consumption and what not..

Anyone know of a decent place to calculate energy consumption? I have a few computers be good to find a good middle ground for productivity/cost ..

I'm a stay at home dad but I own and still run a screen printing company from home. Dad in the day , printer at night. It's a good life : )

As part of printing I quite often have to run about 8,000 watts of dryers for a few hours at a time so our power bills are already $350-400 which isn't cool ..

Currently my computers garage consist of ..

Ultra Defender Case
6 cheap Kingwin blue led fans (quiet anyway)
Cooler Master Hyper N520 cpu cooler
Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 1866mhz
i7 2600 @ 3.9ghz
MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard
MSI Twin frozr 7850 OC
Ultra 650w lsp psu
Monster 120gb SSD


Two - Early 2009 27" imac, 16gb ram, 3.06 core 2 duo
Macbook Black - core 2 duo , 4gb ram


HTPC
Pentium G2020 2.9ghz
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 cpu cooler
Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H
1333mhz ram : ( 8gb
nVida GT 520 haha
HP junk power supply
2tb drives


Next pc I'm planning

i7 3770k ($229 @ microcenter)
ASRock Z77 extreme 4 mobo
16gb 1600mhz ram (undecided)
2x 120gb high speed SSD (undecided)
Thermaltake Bigwater A80 (purchased, newegg $39.99) plan to mod for increased cooling.
XFX 7870 Double D -- looking for now.
CM Haf XB with some simple mods to clean things up. Less is more : )
Ultra OEM 600w psu (purchased $29.99 tigerdirect in store)


current and new gaming pc's will run the imacs as monitors .. the htpc runs on our 55 lcd ..


If you guys have any advice please chime in .. If you have advice for improving BOINC performance on OSX let me know .. In the end I will probably put BOINC on the htpc .. lower wattage psu that I can underclock.. It's also always on ..
post #2 of 20
Welcome to the team!

Boinc performance in OSX will always suck haha. My old 2008 iMac literally takes hours to do tasks that my main rig can do in like 10 mins. The only project I've noticed that runs really well is eOn@home as it has short OSX workunits though they are only about 2-3 credit a piece. Adds up over time though and you can hit like 2-3k ppd usually.
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Welcome to OCN and Boinc! biggrin.gif There are a lot of good people here, I was glad I found this site as well!
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post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by StampedTees View Post

Just stopped by to say hello .. Currently running BOINC on my '09 27" imac to test the waters on energy consumption and what not..

Anyone know of a decent place to calculate energy consumption? I have a few computers be good to find a good middle ground for productivity/cost ..


i7 3770k ($229 @ microcenter)

Well, I use a Kilowatt meter to tell the real truth... good to 1200 watts.... Kil-O-Wat Meter

And if you can get me one of those cheaper i7-3770K things and ship it to me, that would be great!! Walk in store only and limit one per customer though...

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Thanks guys, I'll install everything on the HTPC tonight, is there an easy way to add everything over from BOINC on the Mac?
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Welcome to the team. Can't really help with the OSX stuff, but glad to have anybody that wants to support the cause. As far as the BOINC cost, use a kill-a-watt meter or get the wattage from your UPS and calculate the $ amount from your price per KWh on your power bill.

It is (Usage in watts) / 1000 * (price per KWh)
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Originally Posted by StampedTees View Post

Thanks guys, I'll install everything on the HTPC tonight, is there an easy way to add everything over from BOINC on the Mac?

Not really...

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PS: Welcome aboard if you are staying!!!

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Edited by Tex1954 - 3/11/13 at 2:09pm
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post #8 of 20
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Thanks!

I'll check out a kill-a-watt .. I know I'm not even close to the crap 400w psu that's in it now.. We'll see, if its not a big monthly cost I may put more on boinc .. My main interest was trying to support medical and cancer research .. Have lost some loved ones to cancer and am always on the lookout for legitimate help I can give.
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Set it up on the htpc with the G2020 pentium processor .. Tested waaaayyy higher on benchmark than the iMac lol .. go figure .. We'll see how it does .. I don't think the imac will even break 1000ppd because I have it throttled back so I can use the computer.
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Welcome to the team !
good to have ya on the team smile.gif

every credit counts, 1 computer or 100 computers but having fun while you crunch, and becoming addicted is just a bonus tongue.gif
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