I always wanted to know how much is the computer cost in energy terms per hour
do you guys have a "specifications table" to follow or something like that?
You can take that unit to get Watts or kWatts per hour. If you use Watts, you can plug it into this formula.
wattage x hours used Ã· 1000 x price per kWh = cost of electricity
Which is sourced from here http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html
So my idle is right at 140W. If I plug that into the formula I get this.
140 W x 24 hours Ã· 1000 x .097 = 32 cents per day x 28 days (Short month) = $9.12 per month to run my machine at idle.
If I were running handbrake 24/7 it would cost me $17.86 per month (28 days).