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With a SSD, I wouldn't bother with hibernation or standby honestly. As far as turning it on and off a few times a day, that's your call. You're looking at maybe $1-5 or so in power savings more than likely. I've got 3 rigs going 24/7 (and bitmining) and my highest electric bill was $95....due to the AC having to run so hard (plus I had a bad stove that heated up the apartment really badly).

It's up to you if you want to shut down or leave it on, that's what it boils down to. Really, as far as your electrical bill goes, you're going to see very little difference (depending on how often you use your computer).

If you're ON your computer for a decent amount during the day.....you probably won't notice any difference at all.

If you're on your computer for maybe a few MINUTES per day.....then yeah shut it off.

lol your very lucky my pc alone can raise the electric bill around 50usd if i was to mine on it or boinc/fold 24/7.
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Conserve energy. Turn your PC off when you're not using it. And here I thought common sense was, well.... common sense?

Conserving energy is bad for the economy.



Back on topic, my computers all turn on at 8:00 AM. Your BIOS should have a setting like that.
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Well if your not going to use it and you are worried about your power bill....turn it off? It will obviously save power. You also have a RAID SSD configuration so waiting for your PC to load up isn't an issue for you either.
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I can't believe this is even a question.... Seriously? "Should I turn my computer off?" That's just like asking "Should I leave my lights on all day and night, as well as the sink running with water while I'm away?"

Also some of these answers are just... wow.

Conserve energy. Turn your PC off when you're not using it. And here I thought common sense was, well.... common sense?

I seriously agree with hyujmn. Why is this even a question. Its common sense? redface.gif
Edited by Kavster12 - 11/6/13 at 11:31pm
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The question is because, like i said, "I've heard things about its bad for the computer and/or it costs more to keep turning it off/on." If it uses more energy to boot it up three times a day rather than just leaving it on, wouldn't it be common sense to leave it turned on? Did you read the thread or just spout out your rant?
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post #15 of 17
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The question is because, like i said, "I've heard things about its bad for the computer and/or it costs more to keep turning it off/on." If it uses more energy to boot it up three times a day rather than just leaving it on, wouldn't it be common sense to leave it turned on? Did you read the thread or just spout out your rant?

Assuming your setup uses only 100W when idle (probably more for real), that is 1 800 000 joules of energy in 5 hours, to consume that same amount of energy in a 30 second long boot, the average power consumption during boot should go over 60 000W for booting to consume more energy than having the computer on for 5 hours. rolleyes.gif
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Easiest way to find out if it would save you money, look at your most recent bill (if you have one yet). Check your cost per kwh by doing the math, sometimes it lists it for you. Then apply that to the following.

My main pc pulls 122 watts from the wall when idle. Yours is probably closer to 150 due to the overclocked 4930 (my 3930 is stock) and dual 290's (over my 7970s).

150 watts * 24 hours = 3600 watt hours, or 3.6kwh
3.6 kwh * 30 days = 108 kwh of power used for the month

If your electricity is 10 cents per kwh (this can vary with more usage), that translates to $10.80 per month for the pc sitting idle.

If you shut it off for 8 hours a night given the above figures, you save $3.60 for the month. Again, this is all assuming the pc is just idle 24/7.
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I can't believe this is even a question.... Seriously? "Should I turn my computer off?" That's just like asking "Should I leave my lights on all day and night, as well as the sink running with water while I'm away?"

Also some of these answers are just... wow.

Conserve energy. Turn your PC off when you're not using it. And here I thought common sense was, well.... common sense?

Just be thankful "Cheez" has not come in yet trying to sell his 4" diameter power cables and promising alien technology that makes your sound card amazing. biggrin.gif
   
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