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Old November 12, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Hmm, I think it would be far cheaper to run some older XBOX360's instead. I imagine you can pick those up for less than the cost of a space heater even
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Old November 12, 2013, 07:36 PM
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Hmm, I think it would be far cheaper to run some older XBOX360's instead. I imagine you can pick those up for less than the cost of a space heater even
Huh. Thats funny. I didnt think a red LED would create much heat, cause thats all Ive seen work on most XBOX's
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Old November 13, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Huh. Thats funny. I didnt think a red LED would create much heat, cause thats all Ive seen work on most XBOX's
If I remember correctly, doesn't it still put out heat even in RROD state? I swear I remember wrapping up my RROD'ing 360 in towels to make it purposely overheat to fix it...
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Old November 13, 2013, 08:09 PM
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lowfat, I wish it was that warm here. It was -21 the other night, and -11 this morning. Gotta love the prairies. That's ok though, I just added a GTX 770 to the mix as an upgrade to my gaming rig. Everything else is up and running keeping my basement nice and toasty. Makes the hardwood upstairs nice and warm too.
I locked myself out of my house and vehicle the other night. It was -20C and all I was wearing was a fall jacket. It is full blown winter up here already.
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I will be resuming folding soon and I'll let you know what change I see in my electric bill as all of November has been cold enough outside that my heating should have kicked in a few times then I can see what I get for a bill in December.
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Old November 20, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Folding w/ my system 24/7 would add $30 to my monthly bill. That is just w/ a single highly overclocked GTX780. I keep the register closed off in my bedroom and the computer provides all the heat I need.
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A single GTX 680 was costing me around $27/mo in the summer (that was on a i7-930 @ 3.8 Ghz with the power saving features enabled). I'm more curious now with the heat in my place being *electric* baseboards if it'll cost me less per month by offsetting the electricity used for heating.
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Weeelp, time to get back into the fold, I think.
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A single GTX 680 was costing me around $27/mo in the summer (that was on a i7-930 @ 3.8 Ghz with the power saving features enabled). I'm more curious now with the heat in my place being *electric* baseboards if it'll cost me less per month by offsetting the electricity used for heating.
No. Watts are watts, regardless how they are being used. Well, thats not entirely true, since work can go elsewhere (revolving a motor for example). But in the case of electronics, the 'work' computers do is put out in heat, not mechanical motion. So if you're burning 500w in your PC, thats the same as a 500w baseboard heater, minus some inconsistencies like fans spinning and hard drive platters turning... Arnt Physics awesome?!
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Old November 21, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Well, I live in an apartment, so I already get ambient heat from the building & an electric baseboard is *slightly* more energy efficient than a computer because it is only producing heat, where the computer is doing a few tiny other by-products (but minor as you point out). I'd expect my folding to cause an overall increase in my electric bill, but nowhere near the $27 I got in the summer/spring.
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