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I bought a *blue planet Electronic Energy Meter* from Crappy Tire for $15 to do some testing on how much power folding is using on my main rig. I thought I would share the results.

The energy rate in Saskatchewan is $0.124/kWh.

My main rig is folding with the 2x7970 (1050/1500) in my sig and a 3770k all at stock clocks.
The average month has 730.484 hours.

Shut down plugged in -
9W = 0.216 kWh/day

Idle -
154W = 3.696 kWh/day

Folding
(Core 17 Beta, Catalyst 13.3, GPU1 temp/fan speed 67C/54%, GPU2 61C/43%) -
495W = 11.880 kWh/day


It is still below freezing here, I'm sure those GPU fans will be spinning a lot faster once the temperatures warm up and I don't have the bedroom window cracked open to let the cold air in. wink.gif

What do you think? How to energy prices compare in the USA/Europe?



Deleted the money calculations. Talking about money isn't cool. People can easily figure it out.
Edited by GarTheConquer - 4/3/13 at 12:52pm
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Well can't really compare other countries with you, cause I'm in Saskatchewan as well. biggrin.gifUs Saskatchewonians oughta have a LAN party or something, lol.

But right now with my 3570k folding 2 cores, and my 670 at +110/+340, my system is pulling 322W, with a 1440p monitor on as well.

With both my 3570k folding 2 cores, GTX 670 and i7 2600k folding 8 threads together, I think it's around 550W or so.
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Haha, oh SK. This is the first time I actually have a reason to appreciate the late cold weather. rolleyes.gif

Man, those guys with farms must be using crazy kWh!
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Originally Posted by GarTheConquer View Post

Haha, oh SK. This is the first time I actually have a reason to appreciate the late cold weather. rolleyes.gif

Man, those guys with farms must be using crazy kWh!
Yeah same, the cold weather part. Not sure how my temps will look when the snow's gone, I've only had the rig up since middle of January. :O

The guys with folding farms, at least a few have them in industrial areas, so the power costs less for them.

I did however ask SaskPower for a break for a 100W folding machine, and they're like "nope we don't discount anyone, not even hospitals." Aww man, it was worth a shot though.
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I did however ask SaskPower for a break for a 100W folding machine, and they're like "nope we don't discount anyone, not even hospitals."

Man, I wouldn't have even thought of that.
Sucks there is no love from SaskPower, but that's good to know.
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