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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.
It's close, but that would only be completely true if AC was 100% efficient.
    
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Doesn't this also depend on how much kWh costs in your area/city/county?
 
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Ok you guys, it's time to make hybrid video cards since we are using such and such electricity to please the tree huggers.
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So in other words: if you're so worried about the cost of the electricity bill even though you're buying a $800 GPU.... the best option would be to build 2 rigs - one for low power usage and one with the high powered GPU. Just use one but not the other depending on what you want.

Even then it's not a big deal though lol
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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.
Ahhhhhhh the wife. She is wisdom in its purest form (or has to be because she always get the last word ).
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One word:


Also:



If you can't afford Premium Gas then you shouldn't of bought the car in the first place.

It's like the day laborers with big screen TVs and no furniture.
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One word:


Also:



If you can't afford Premium Gas then you shouldn't of bought the car in the first place.

It's like the day laborers with big screen TVs and no furniture.
Exactly. You wouldn't buy a sports car to put 87 octane gas into it.
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In the summertime, my electricity bill was $300 per month.
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In the summertime, my electricity bill was $300 per month.
Mine is typically that every month...
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Exactly. You wouldn't buy a sports car to put 87 octane gas into it.
I'm surprised at how many 30K Millionaires think like this though. As soon as gas prices started to rise many people couldn't afford to put gas in their Hummers anymore.
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