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  • #16
    what sort of screens are these connected to as well? anyone got there computer rigged up to a plasma or something because i think they chew for quite alot of power
    i7 2600K @ 4.5| Asrock Z68 Extreme4| 16GB 1866Mhz Crucial Ballistix |AMD R9 290| 120GB SSD |Win7 64bit

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    • #17
      Get a tablet. For web browsing and stuff, much more power efficient.
      i7 950 @4GHz | 460 | 520 | 12Gb Mushkin RAM | H60 | Crucial M4 128gb | OCZ Onyx 240gb | Asus P6X58D-E | Asus Xonar D2X | R.A.T 9 Mouse | Corsair 1KW | LG BLu-ray Reader

      Originally posted by Simon1987
      I need to start spreading some reputation around just so I can +/- 0 you later.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cypher View Post
        Not exactly the answer to the question you asked, but I wouldn't be trying to make my rig eco friendly, I'd be trying to find a polite way of telling your housemate he's taking the ****.

        If one person has doubled your bill then really you should say something, or tell him he has to pay a higher percentage than everyone else to account for his extra use.

        You could even go as far as to say he has to have one of those in-line electricity 'unit counters' to see how much he's actually using.

        As our PC's are pretty comparable with only small differences, if we was to come up with a power efficient system - I could put it to them and build 3 of them.
        i7 3770k - MSI Z77 Mpower - 16GB Avexir Mpower 2400Mhz - 500GB Samsung 840 EVO - EVGA GTX 980 SC - 1200W CM Gold - Custom Watercooling Loop - Corsair Air 540 - Steelseries 6Gv2 - Logitech MX 518 - Asus PB287Q - Creative T20




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        • #19
          Originally posted by BigIan88 View Post
          As our PC's are pretty comparable with only small differences, if we was to come up with a power efficient system - I could put it to them and build 3 of them.
          The main issue seems to be the 24/7 machine. If they need something on 24/7 then point them at this VVV and then have it filled with 2tb/3tb drives for all of you to use by having it setup with them on the network and stuff.

          http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Serve...roductId=48833

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          • #20
            I have to agree with Cypher. He is taking the mickey. There is no need to keep your system on 24/7 and I would tell him that he has to contribute more if he wants to do so. It's not fair for you to pick up the costs because he doesn't turn his machine off.
            ASUS Crosshair VI Hero | AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @ 3.95 GHz | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 2x8GB @ 3333 MHz C14 | ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 OC | Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe + 2x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB in RAID0 | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w | be quiet! Pure Base 600 Tempered Glass | CM Masterkeys Pro L | Logitech G502 | Logitech G920 | ASUS ZenBook UX305F

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            • #21
              Get a meter. Meter your stuff and theirs.

              Share bill based on how much power you actually use.

              Sorted.
              Originally posted by andyn
              Trick in most cases seems to be to get in early, and get out early. Pump and dump.
              PC: - i5-3570k, Mushkin 64gb SSD, 8GB Vengeance, MSI Twin Frozr III 7850.
              Laptop: - Asus N55SF, Core i7-2670QM, GT555M (2GB).

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              • #22
                I have a meter on mine, my system only pulls ~380w iirc (may have to double check that)
                i7 3770k - MSI Z77 Mpower - 16GB Avexir Mpower 2400Mhz - 500GB Samsung 840 EVO - EVGA GTX 980 SC - 1200W CM Gold - Custom Watercooling Loop - Corsair Air 540 - Steelseries 6Gv2 - Logitech MX 518 - Asus PB287Q - Creative T20




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                • #23
                  So, your system pulls as much as his GPU alone under load.

                  Sort of...
                  ASUS Crosshair VI Hero | AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @ 3.95 GHz | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 2x8GB @ 3333 MHz C14 | ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 OC | Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe + 2x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB in RAID0 | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w | be quiet! Pure Base 600 Tempered Glass | CM Masterkeys Pro L | Logitech G502 | Logitech G920 | ASUS ZenBook UX305F

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cosford View Post
                    Get a meter. Meter your stuff and theirs.

                    Share bill based on how much power you actually use.

                    Sorted.
                    this cheap watt meters for each pc

                    pc that is on 24/7 though has he disabled power saving features? you know windows turn hard drives off after certain amount of time of not been accessed, same 580 will power down 2d clocks etc so unless he's folding 24/7 which would use hell of a lot of power btw

                    4770k @ 4.6, XSPC Raystorm, Avexir 4x4GB 2400MHz, ASUS Z87 Maximus Hero VI, Tri-fire 290x/290x/290 Reference EK 290X CSQ Full Nickel Blocks, Alphacool 240 ST-30, Alphacool 360 ST-30, Asus Xonar, Alphacool D5, Corsair AX 1200i, Carbide 540

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                    • #25
                      I dont think he folds, I'm the only person I know that does/did it
                      i7 3770k - MSI Z77 Mpower - 16GB Avexir Mpower 2400Mhz - 500GB Samsung 840 EVO - EVGA GTX 980 SC - 1200W CM Gold - Custom Watercooling Loop - Corsair Air 540 - Steelseries 6Gv2 - Logitech MX 518 - Asus PB287Q - Creative T20




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                      • #26
                        depends on the OC's as well on the CPU's, can go into 200 - 250w and up, since selling my pc and moving to a laptop we've seen around 17 a month saved on the electric, my PC was on around 12 hours a day.

                        Was only a i7 860 and 5850 but with the monitor and the OC it all adds up and it was pulling around 450W.


                        Hard drives use very little power, maybe 12 - 15w each, nothing compared to a 300W GPU and CPU, RAM as well uses very little.

                        How many monitors do you have between the two PC? all adds up, you should also look around the house for other things that use a lot of electric, fan ovens over 2000W, so if you all cook meals at different times its on a lot, kettles as well, boil enough for yourself not a half full or full kettle.


                        You could get Ivy i5 3450S, 65w and no OC, depending on how your CPU's are clocked could save you 180 - 300w right there.

                        Freedom isn't free"



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                        • #27
                          17 a month? That is a massive saving!
                          ASUS Crosshair VI Hero | AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @ 3.95 GHz | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 2x8GB @ 3333 MHz C14 | ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 OC | Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe + 2x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB in RAID0 | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w | be quiet! Pure Base 600 Tempered Glass | CM Masterkeys Pro L | Logitech G502 | Logitech G920 | ASUS ZenBook UX305F

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                          • #28
                            well all in my laptop uses less than 85W i think, PC was 450 - 500w with the monitors, so over 5 times less.

                            Freedom isn't free"



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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Clockwise View Post
                              The main issue seems to be the 24/7 machine. If they need something on 24/7 then point them at this VVV and then have it filled with 2tb/3tb drives for all of you to use by having it setup with them on the network and stuff.

                              http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Serve...roductId=48833
                              I just bought one of these for precisely this reason, running my 2500k a lot for downloads (24/3or4 + whenever I'm in on the other nights) really adds up even without a crazy powerful card. Only just set it up so can't comment on cost but rather than run a htpc as well as use my main pc for downloads and as a media server I reckon combining the 2 should save a fortune........

                              Seems a capable little machine actually, might be worth finding out a little more about your housemate's usage to see if it would be suitable



                              (my main pc has been on all evening anyway though - fail)
                              Last edited by jointhedotz; 08-11-12, 00:47.
                              Originally posted by {SAS}TB
                              Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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