So, I built this new computer with PSU of 700watts max.
It's running 16GB ram, Intel i5 3570K, ATI 7870 2GB, SSD and HDD. It's usually running at high performance. It has default casing lighting on the front panel.The computer is usually on at least 6-8 hours for homework, work, and entertainment (everything is online these days)
After 2 months of using this new computer, I can definitely see my electricity bill go as high as $80 on top of my original bill before I built the new computer. Of course though, results vary. It is winter though, so probably $40 out of the $80 came from electric heater.
So, I'm wondering if anyone notice a sudden increase of your electricity bill? How much should the electricity cost? Is it really that expensive to run the computer?