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Well over Christmas and January I picked up 4 GB of extra RAM, 2 x GTX460's, a 1055T and a new 890FXA-UD5 board. Then my family got the latest power bill...

~1200 New Zealand dollars = 926.28 U.S. dollars D:

Is there any way my rig could be doing this? It is run roughly 5 hours a day and is never run over night. I have two screens if that's relevant.

We were really shocked at this bill, and there's nothing new in the house to cause it apart from my rig, so any opinions? D:
post #2 of 34
No way, no how. Period.

In america, $200 is a really high electric bill (for a month). Assuming that you are billed in months too, that is not possible at all.
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post #3 of 34
What was the bill in previous months before the new build?
post #4 of 34
impossible lol. even the guys who fold 24/7 on their rig wouldn't get that kind of bill lol. maybe your neighbor is tapping on your power lines lol
post #5 of 34
What's the price in either $US/NZ dollars for a Kw?

I assume its more expensive than what we pay in the States, but unless you are paying 1.51 per killowatt and running that machine 24/7 it can't possibly be from your machine.
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I would refute the bill or see if there is a problem in the wiring of the house, not even folders get up that high on the bills
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post #7 of 34
Actually my parents power bill is usually around $800 a month... its hit $1200 a few times so the OP's is not impossible.
post #8 of 34
Wow, that seems a tad too high. Impossible that the rig alone caused that.
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post #9 of 34
Quote:
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Actually my parents power bill is usually around $800 a month... its hit $1200 a few times so the OP's is not impossible.
mansion? or business? lol
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Actually my parents power bill is usually around $800 a month... its hit $1200 a few times so the OP's is not impossible.


Did you actually see the bill or are they telling you its $1200 to scare you from using electricity?
Cause even the folders do not hit that much with big farms.
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