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July 30, 2003 4:42:25 AM

I was wondering about power consuption and the electrical bill.

If i left my system(see below) running 24/7 how much would something like that cost me...

Oh i live in Toronto Canada. if that helps, but relisticly i think i could only ask for a what the Kilowatts are... is that the right messurement?

thanks

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July 30, 2003 4:46:37 AM

i would say 280watts per hour...kilowatts is too large of a measurement...i am not sure what that would equate to in a bill...

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:
July 30, 2003 5:28:33 AM

280w * 0.001 * 24h * 30d *$0.11 = $22.18
(watts/h) (convert to kw/h) (hours in a day) (days in a month) (price per KWH)

However here in power ravaged California our power costs ~$0.20 * 0.72 * 280 = $40.32

Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
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July 30, 2003 5:41:25 AM

wow i never thought it would be that expensive!

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:
July 30, 2003 5:42:29 AM

from procooling.com http://forums.procooling.com/vbb/showthread.php?s=&thre...
With 3 computers crunching D.C. 24/7 my bill goes up $25 a month. Thats without the monitor being on for the most part and 3 water pumps running. (jaydee)

Abit KD7
XP1700+@1800-2000mhz
300watt Allied PS

Abit KT7A
XP1600+@1773mhz
300watt Allied PS

ECS K7S5A
XP1600@1540
300watt Antec PS

1 Hydrothruster 500GPH pump
1 No name 200GPH pump
1 little Giant 170GPH pump

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)
July 30, 2003 5:55:26 AM

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.

Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
July 30, 2003 8:30:50 AM

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.

<b>Regards,
Mr no integrity coward.</b>
July 30, 2003 8:49:09 AM

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.
July 30, 2003 2:16:30 PM

u r not a old hand anymore :eek: 

<b>ur comp suxx! face it and live with it!!</b>
July 30, 2003 3:43:24 PM

i "grew" arn't you pround of me!

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:
July 30, 2003 3:45:06 PM

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:
July 30, 2003 6:49:21 PM

am never proud :wink: .

<b>ur comp suxx! face it and live with it!!</b>
July 31, 2003 2:21:59 AM

He's just buzzing along.
July 31, 2003 3:59:41 AM

Ever noticed how hot you get when you do work?
Most of the "work" here is moving electrons against friction. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by endyen on 07/31/03 00:02 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 31, 2003 4:08:54 AM

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.
July 31, 2003 5:19:15 AM

i relise that...but not all work....

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:
July 31, 2003 9:12:17 AM

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July 31, 2003 5:06:17 PM

Accually i live beside that power plant...but that means nothing.

well our Electrical Bills here are Fuct to say the least.

because ontarioHydro is gone we have a new company called veridian.

We pay our bill every other month.
Feb -Mar the bill came to $500 (and thats with a $140 Govt rebate)
-Kwh Used = 6320
Arp-May it was $300
-Kwh Used = 3240

SO this is where it get messed up The follow is what our Bills look like.

========================================================

<b>Verdian Charges:</b>

<i>Customer charge</i> ---------- $ 11/month = $23.16
<i>Delivery charge</i> ---------- $0.0112/kWh = $36.29

----------------Total Distribution Charges <b>$60</b>


<b>Electricisty & Transmission:</b>

- Standard Supply Service

<i>SSS Admin Charge</i> --------- $0.25/month = $0.50
<i>Electricity*</i> --------------------------- $145

- Miscellaneous
<i>Debt retirement Charge**</i> -- $0.007kWh = $22.68
<i>Transmission & other*</i> ----- $0.0169kWh = $57.23

---------Total Electricisty & Transmission <b>$226</b>

<b>Taxes</b>
--------------------------------- <b>$19.98</b>

*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 as you can see its a little hard to figure out what out kWh $ value is.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

But Back to the orginal Q: here.

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?

Also
280w * 0.001 * 24h * 30d *$0.?? =

what should that nuber be now?





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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by cdpage on 07/31/03 01:09 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 31, 2003 8:01:14 PM

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.
August 5, 2003 6:50:51 PM

We too used to heat the house with electric.. but the AC/broke down this summer and were prolly goingto be gettig gas now.

so yea the Electrical bills are crasy big in the winter, but its not too much differant then just adding the gas bill anyhow.

still though... i can't for the life of me figure out how to read that damn billing stuff.

i can respect flat rates in there, but all i want to know is what the kwatt/h rate is here.



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August 5, 2003 8:55:06 PM

Oww. Electric heat is the devil. Don't do it. You bills will be sky high.
August 6, 2003 3:03:41 AM

Yupp thats why were switching to gas now.

unfortunatly i'll still be getting the Electrical bill...and still no know what the accual rate per hour is

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