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lol what?! i doubt your sig rig can raise your power bills by $110/month
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;12154523 
Exactly how much of an increase in power consumption are we talking about here when I fold 24/7? Lol my dad was raging when our power bill shot from $170 to $280 as soon as I built my computer last month and played the heck out of it. tongue.gif

If that really happened then it would jump to $500. lachen.gif

I think he lied to you or something cause your PC would not increase the bill that much just from gaming and being on 24/7.
Folding would probably be $10 more if anything from your current "real bill".
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post #853 of 922
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Originally Posted by LiLChris;12154556 
If that really happened then it would jump to $500. lachen.gif

I think he lied to you or something cause your PC would not increase the bill that much just from gaming and being on 24/7.
Folding would probably be $10 more if anything from your current "real bill".

Yeah, probably the loads of Christmas lights did more damage than my actual rig! So I can fold pretty much in short bursts without affecting much of the bill. Thanks a lot! biggrin.gif
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post #854 of 922
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;12154523 
Exactly how much of an increase in power consumption are we talking about here when I fold 24/7? Lol my dad was raging when our power bill shot from $170 to $280 as soon as I built my computer last month and played the heck out of it. tongue.gif

It depends on where you live and how much electricity costs.

For example your dad claimed you burned $100USD of electricity.

In NoWhere, a kWhr of electricity costs $0.06USD. THUS, $100 buys 1667kWhr of juice. That is 1.6 MILLION Watt-hour.

Now let us assume your computer pulls 1000W on folding@home load. THIS IS A COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC ASSERTION for 1 GPU and 1 CPU.

1000Wx24x7x4=the number of watts you burn per month. This is 504,000Whr OR 504kWhr.

In NoWhere this would mean it would cost ONLY $30USD to run your computer 24/7 using COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC power usage figures...Your dad claimed you burned $100 of power in one month

Either electricity is INSANELY expensive where you live at least 3-5X more expensive...or your dad is full of it. Possibly both.
Edited by Skripka - 1/26/11 at 3:42pm
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post #855 of 922
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Originally Posted by Skripka;12154594 

Either electricity is INSANELY expensive where you live at least 3-5X more expensive...or your dad is full of it. Possibly both.

Nah, I think he was exaggerating when he placed the blame on my PC. Most likely due to the boatloads of Christmas lights we've set up that's causing the spike in the power bill. Oh yeah, the heater too.

Don't get too worked up on the numbers, my good man. We're cool, we're cool.cool.gif
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post #856 of 922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12154594 
It depends on where you live and how much electricity costs.

For example your dad claimed you burned $100USD of electricity.

In NoWhere, a kWhr of electricity costs $0.06USD. THUS, $100 buys 1667kWhr of juice. That is 1.6 MILLION Watt-hour.

Now let us assume your computer pulls 1000W on folding@home load. THIS IS A COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC ASSERTION for 1 GPU and 1 CPU.

1000Wx24x7x4=the number of watts you burn per month. This is 504,000Whr OR 504kWhr.

In NoWhere this would mean it would cost ONLY $30USD to run your computer 24/7 using COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC power usage figures...Your dad claimed you burned $100 of power in one month

Either electricity is INSANELY expensive where you live at least 3-5X more expensive...or your dad is full of it. Possibly both.

I always did like math !!biggrin.gif
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post #857 of 922
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;12154652 
Nah, I think he was exaggerating when he placed the blame on my PC. Most likely due to the boatloads of Christmas lights we've set up that's causing the spike in the power bill. Oh yeah, the heater too.

Don't get too worked up on the numbers, my good man. We're cool, we're cool.cool.gif

For perspective, my last electrical bill-with all electric appliances, electric heat pump, electric water heater, and TWO high-powered computers in addition to lights etc...was 2500kWhr...or about $130+tax. This in the dead of Winter with zero and sub-zero F* weather.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12154675 
For perspective, my last electrical bill-with all electric appliances, electric heat pump, electric water heater, and TWO high-powered computers in addition to lights etc...was 2500kWhr...or about $130+tax. This in the dead of Winter with zero and sub-zero F* weather.

Must be the rates in our town. We're in Texas, so yeah.

EDIT: Checked the power bill. It was $220-ish after all. Sorry for teh typo. frown.gif
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My rig raises the bill about $50 a month where I live. :/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SniperXX;12154776 
My rig raises the bill about $50 a month where I live. :/

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