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OP, you are not the cause of that bill, that's actually a pretty low-power rig (because of the SB). I can run mine max load off a 620Watt, and that wouldn't really bring the bill up that much.
    
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post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
Is this accurate? Because 1 unit here (kWhr) is about £0.14. Fortunately we live in a pretty temperate part of the world thanks to the gulfstream, so we don't have heaters on that much in winter and pretty much nobody has AC outside of their car.

I'm really lucky i get free electricity, might have to start some kind of orphange for abandoned folding rigs.
It is one of the boons of going to school in NoWhere. Electricity is dirt cheap. It also helps that Casa Skripka is recent construction, and has newer appliances, and a good heat pump. Only utility is electricity, in Winter we're billed 6 pennies per kWhr, in summer that becomes 11 pennies a kWhr by the local utility.

Last bill was for a bit over 2,500kWhr, and cost $135USD for the energy, with $15USD for taxes/fees.

In the US energy costs can vary GREATLY from state to state. Californians can get billed $0.50USD per kWhr-which is just insane for my brain and checkbook.
Edited by Skripka - 2/1/11 at 7:07am
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post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by Blindsay;12222417 
he posted the math right there, and its right. mine would be a bit less because we "only" pay avout 16c kw/h or so but still expensive if i ran folding 24/7

Alright, that means I'm gonna quit folding on my 2 GTX460s, because that will save 50% in energy costs. ~35 euros a month is much more acceptable than ~77 euros.
The -bigadv on my i7 should still get me some nice PPD.

Suck pretty hard because I bought those GTX460s aspecially for folding... Ah well, should have done my homework better I guess...
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Originally Posted by Skripka;12222506 
Last bill was for a bit over 2,500kWhr, and cost $135USD for the energy, with $15USD for taxes/fees.

In the US energy costs can vary GREATLY from state to state. Californians can get billed $0.50USD per kWhr-which is just insane for my brain and checkbook.

So you pay like 0.05$ per kWh ??? I pay 0.23...EUROS !
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It is one of the boons of going to school in NoWhere. Electricity is dirt cheap. It also helps that Casa Skripka is recent construction, and has newer appliances, and a good heat pump. Only utility is electricity, in Winter we're billed 6 pennies per kWhr, in summer that becomes 11 pennies a kWhr by the local utility.

Last bill was for a bit over 2,500kWhr, and cost $135USD for the energy, with $15USD for taxes/fees.

In the US energy costs can vary GREATLY from state to state. Californians can get billed $0.50USD per kWhr-which is just insane for my brain and checkbook.
I feel the pain from the Cali energy pricing. Luckily, the dorms have free power However, the house I live in with some buddies doesn't. Folding is a no-go there(besides on the main rig which is on/being used anyways). Back in Illinois it was a lot cheaper, as long as you weren't in/near Chicago.
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Buy a case without LED on it, and say your pcs off when it's on.
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Buy a case without LED on it, and say your pcs off when it's on.
How about the cheapo-fix. Unplugging the power and HDD activity LEDs?
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And all the fans... because fans make noise.
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Buy a case without LED on it, and say your pcs off when it's on.
you can still hear it though... lol
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And all the fans... because fans make noise.
Who keeps a computer around that makes noise?
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hmm i think this is resonable maybe your dad is exageratin a bit, but when i have my pc on an ps3, pc pulls about 500-600w, and i think ps3 pulls about 350w, when i use them both all day (poeple come over or my dad uses ps3) we go through about £2-£3 a day, dont sound like much now but it adds up
200W actually, for the Phat, and 140W for the 65nm, and 90-100W for the 45nm versions.
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