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post #11 of 24
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But thanks a bunch Freekers, + rep to you.
You're welcome

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Honestly I wouldn't pay any more than $15 a month. I doubt that hardware pulls that much
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I know my bill went up $35 when I was running a 2600K @ 4.8Ghz, 2 GTX 460 @ 950Mhz and a 8800GT @ 700Mhz 24/7. I dont think you are using more than $20 a month.
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I'd say $15 is fair enough.
It highly depends on your price per kWh. Some pay as little as 0.05$, others like I do pay 0.21€ per kWh. Some even work with a tier system, which means the more you use, the more you pay per kWh

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+1 for the Kill-a-Watt
Got one myself too and can recommand it indeed ! No more guessing.
post #12 of 24
Wow, you guys must have the cheapest electricity in the world.

24/7 for 30 days on my sig rig here on Long Island, NY is $75 a month. (500w load @ $0.21 kw/h)
    
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I have a rate of $ 0.07 off peak and $ 0.14 on peak hours. Winter rate is only $ 0.09 all day long.
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post #14 of 24
Kill-a-Watt...I bought one and my sig rig runs at 600w with an GTX 260 in there folding as well. But thats all my peripherals, so I say my rig alone runs about 525-550.
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post #15 of 24
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my sig rig pulls almost 700 when folding, with the amd X6 rig also folding it cost me over 125 extra a month. you would be shocked at what folding does to the powerbill. get a kill-a-watt and find out for yourself what you are using.
I'm right at about 680-720w under load on my W3520. That crap adds up quick when it pushes you into upper tiers and cost per kilowatt quadruples!
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post #16 of 24
get a killawatt so you can calculate it... $20 off amazon, well worth it
post #17 of 24
Around $47/month for me. O_O



And I'll be adding a 3rd GPU soon. For science!
post #18 of 24
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Hey there guys.
So I'm folding almost 24/7 - and my stepdad says I'll have to pay for the electricity for myself...
But we can't really decide how much I'll have to pay - since we're not really sure how much power I actually draw with my pc. So I'd like your estimate on how much power this machine draws when folding? It's in my signature btw.
Between 300W and 400W is my guess. (Leaning closer to 300W)
Single GPU setups don't really consume all that much, really.
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post #19 of 24
My Kill-a-watt says 507w full load on 2 VGA's and CPU, my bill went up +40€ (50$) a month. Portugal Sucks...
post #20 of 24
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My Kill-a-watt says 507w full load on 2 VGA's and CPU, my bill went up +40€ (50$) a month. Portugal Sucks...
How much euro for a Kwh ? I bet we pay even more here.
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