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^ This - And to further destroy the theory of saved heating cost,you figure alot of us still use gas for heat-so you don't get much electrical savings anyways.
Yep, and my natural gas furnace is 95.5% efficient. Heating with electricity is a huge waste...
    
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To answer the title before even reading: not enough to be a concern. (On average) Pennies to $2 per month to run at full load 24/7.

Edit: Aaaand I was just about right. At $39 per year to run one of the most power hungry cards, that's a measly $3.25 per month.

I don't get why so many people (around me, that is) complain "OMG electricity and water are sooo expensive!" ... Really? My water bill has been a constant $12 a month for the past year, and my monthly electric bill has been $115 at its highest and $65 at its lowest. That's with South Florida heat. If you want a pretty accurate reading of what your PC costs in terms of electricity, grab a load meter and multiply your PC's (or any electrical device's) kilowatt hour calculation by whatever your electric company charges per kilowatt hour. FPL for instance charges a certain rate per kWh below 1,000 kWh, and then a little more for each kWh over 1,000.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
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@i_hax - yes, but it is nullified during the winter if you use electricity for heat, so it evens out over the year.

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To answer the title before even reading: not enough to be a concern. (On average) Pennies to $2 per month to run at full load 24/7.
They weren't testing full load 24/7, they were testing normal usage by gamers, enthusiasts, and average people. Read the article before posting useless information. It would cost you many times more than $2/month to run a computer at full load 24/7.
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To answer the title before even reading: not enough to be a concern. (On average) Pennies to $2 per month to run at full load 24/7.

Edit: Aaaand I was just about right. At $39 per year to run one of the most power hungry cards, that's a measly $3.25 per month.
lolwut?

The difference in running a computer 24/7 at mostly idle and full load is about $2 a month?

Tell me, are your parents still paying the electricity bill for you? lol
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probably like 2¢ extra on your bill
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I normally do not say this about an article, but it went like this..

blah blah blah, next, blah blah blah, next...

tldr;

At some point I got frustrated and left the article because of the absurdity of it...

User needs to do their own calculations based upon charges per kw/hour of electricity based upon their local utility company, which could be an simple average power draw measurement over the course of X hours / Day, measured by X days etc then divided to come up with average consumption / day...

This is a very simple math to do without getting too technical like this article did, which in turn concludes that the cost isn't that much, depending upon which country you live, but you don't need to analyze this in order get a general answer (or even an educated guess for that matter), therefore based upon many reaons my final conclusion of this article is...

FAIL...
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For 'The Average User' the difference between a GTX 580 and a 6850 is about $10 over the course of a year. If the person is really that tight on money they should of never bought a $500 card.
Truth to that. However, I think we all know that many people don't set their priorities logically like this!
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eh i pretty much guessed they were pretty low
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For 'The Average User' the difference between a GTX 580 and a 6850 is about $10 over the course of a year. If the person is really that tight on money they should of never bought a $500 card.

Even in the most extreme case of 'The Gamer' the difference is $35. If you are crying over $35 at the end of a year you should really cut down your daily usage and get a second job or start eating dog food.
This data isn't without it's uses though. When I dropped $380 on my 5870 I had to run it by the wife, and saying it uses half as much power as my current setup is a convincing argument to her.
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I agree the costs are so negligible in most real life use cases, that the article was not worth the journey.... Truth be told, heat dissipation and thermal compensation will escalate usage costs much more substantially than "570 or 6950"? ever will. In simple terms - If I have to keep boosting my AC in the summer in order to keep my Super OC'd rig cool.... that's gonna cost a whole lot more than 9 bucks a year....(If I wanted to be cynical I could say that the PC doubles as a space heater in the winter though) : )
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