Originally Posted by matrix2000x2
So I actually went with a pair of G Skill Ripjaws X CAS 8 1.5v 8GB kit instead of the Mushkins. Hopefully they fit well with the SA when it is back in stock at Directron. Anyways, hey leet, you know the power consumption of me folding 24/7? cuz the power bill is getting ridiculous. It's usually $50, my roommate said, but after I moved in, it doubled for last month's electricity bill. Now, this month, the bill isn't due yet but we can track the bill online, and it quadrupled, which is ridiculous because most of the housemates (one just moved out, and one just moved in couple of days ago), are home because we are students and one works full time and goes to school. I doubt anyone uses any electricity. I was just wondering how much do I contribute to the electricity with my rig.
I FEEL POOR.... I wish I get some kind of stipend for Folding, even $10 a month is good.
Well if you know what you use then you need to know what you pay per 1kwh.
2x ati 5850 = around 200W per card
400W Ã· 1000 = .40 kW
.40 kW x 24 hrs = 9.6 kWH
7.2 kWH x 0.097 euros (my price) = 0.69euros a day
0.69 euros per day x 30 days = 20 euros per month
Your 560 + 2600K use around 350W imo, just do my calculation and youll get ur answer!
Are you sure, no one else has like a fridge or a heater/AC running 24/7?