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Originally Posted by Tatsuo View Post
when my girl moved in with her PC i didn't notice a difference on the electricity bill, the water consumption more than doubled tho ;-)
Was her PC a multiple video card system running under full load 24/7?


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No, a 500w system doesn't pull nearly 500w when it's not doing anything. I don't even think it pulls half that. Even so, I don't see any reason not to turn your computer off at nights.
A multiple video card + quad-core fold rig does and more.

I am not saying a system with a 500w PSU or a system that can draw 500w.
A 500w system pulls 500w by the definition of a "500w system". There is no assumption to made. i.e. A 80mph car is going 80mph.
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Well if your folding 24/7 you have to factor in the money you're saving on heating.
    
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Well if your folding 24/7 you have to factor in the money you're saving on heating.
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Well if your folding 24/7 you have to factor in the money you're saving on heating.
I only fold in winter.

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woah nice reply guys. i noticed few peole sayin put it in sleep mode, surely thats no different that turning the computer off? cos when u put ti in sleep mode it pretty much logs off and jus stays on, id need folding and utorrent to remain active, which they dont do in sleep mode. correct?
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My current rig pulls less than 300W under a full load with Prime95 / OCCT / EVEREST Ultimate Stability Stress Test / etc. so says the UPS, anyways, god only knows how much it's wasting in heat, itself, lol...
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