1 Hydrothruster 500GPH pump
1 No name 200GPH pump
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I went without them for a few months and the power bill was consistantly $25(+- a few $) lower. After firing them up again for Distributed Folding it shot up $25. That has been pretty consistant over the last 3 years crunching other Distributed Computing projects aswell. No matter what the specs are though it is always about the same. I used to have the Abit KT7A and 2 Epox 8K7A's all with Durons and it wasn't any different....(also jaydee)
That was assuming 280w of power usage. Allowing for sleep states and no video usage, a computer should lower to 100w-150w of usage, which equates to 72-108 KWH at $0.11 a KWH you would get $7.92-$11.88, which would equate to 187’s figures.
It does add up. Modern computers do suck the juice!
up to 50W for the graphics card, up to 100W for a overclocked or high end CPU, 50-100W for all the drives and components, up to 150W for a bigass CRT.
So if your running 24/7 powersave on the monitor or hard drives might be a good idea.
280 watts would heat a small bedroom ( if run continuosly) and 150 would keep a 6 by 6 bathroom toasty all winter. Maybe we should think about what is actually on. We have a few miliamp gate ccts and a psu fan. Are we talking 12 to 15 watts here. Are you really paying $.11 a KWH in T.O.? In B.C. it's $.05+ and we think we're being robbed.
what you are forgeting is that not all of this energy is released as heat...although a good deal is...but you cannot say if it draws 300 watts that it puts out 300 watts of heat...some energy goes to doing work...although most is wasted...
3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
I leave my conputer on 24/7 and my bill is like 30 bucks a month if I don't use the A/C much. I work at a data center. How about 120,000 per month in the summer. All those computers eat alot of juice. not to mention two 370 ton chillers running.
*The charges for these items are based on kWh Used adjusted for for losses with
the delivery of electricity. the adjustment factor is 1.0449.
**The debt Retirement Charge pays down the debt of the former Ontatio Hydro.
so its costing me about 280watts per hour (not including my 2 CRT monitors, 17" and 15") what would it be with the 2 on way 60hrs a week?
280w * 0.001 * 24h * 30d *$0.?? =
what should that nuber be now?
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Please Whisky, dont insult. FYI 280mwatt/years =2452800 mwatt hours. While we have many power plants that supply much more than that, we dont each have one.( not yet, anyhow ) 280 watts is .280 kwatts, so would use 1kwh in 3.571 hours. For reference sake, this is about half the energy used by a person climbing stairs, for an equal time. Because we use electric heat, during january and feb. this year we used a little over 5.5 megawatt hours of electricity in our house. Sounds like a lot, but it really works out to a continuous load of less than 17 amps on a 240 volt service.