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Nothing? The electricity is driving the pump in wc and electricity is driving the fan when you are u sing air cooling. Not a bit electricity bill increase.
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There shouldn't be any increase because you are plugging the pump into the same PSU.
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You will use 15-20w for the pump and 3-6w for each additional fan.

So if your watercooling uses 30w more than your current system.... you power bill should increase $2.50. That is if you run everything non-stop for the entire month.
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Well...I had a zalman 7900 before and upgraded to a dd5 pump and a 120.2 rad. Its not much of an increase...but it IS an increase. Probably pulling around 50W total for my cooling setup now, 30W for the pump and around 10W a piece for the 24v Papst fans I'm using.

Hardly anything to worry about...your talking pennies a month.
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That's not true. The PSU uses more Watts the more you plug in things...
plug a watt-o-meter to the computer and try yourself, also the more stuff you plug in, the faster the PSU fan will rotate(more power consumption...)
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That's not true. The PSU uses more Watts the more you plug in things...
plug a watt-o-meter to the computer and try yourself, also the more stuff you plug in, the faster the PSU fan will rotate(more power consumption...)
Go take your Riddilin! Your talking about the efficiency of the PSU...most are like 75% or better....so when your USING 50W, your PSU would be drawing around 60W total from the wall.... Again...nothing to worry about, its pennies, and if you dont have any to spare, then go sell your cpu.
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Go take your Riddilin! Your talking about the efficiency of the PSU...most are like 75% or better....so when your USING 50W, your PSU would be drawing around 60W total from the wall.... Again...nothing to worry about, its pennies, and if you dont have any to spare, then go sell your cpu.
If you run your setup 24hrs for a month, you should see a $4-5 increase in your electric bill. In reality, you should see maybe a $1-2 increase if you don't leave it on non-stop.
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