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Old March 17, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Hi guys, here is my new build:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 3.4ghz
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H
G.Skill 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2-800 4-4-4-12
WD 500GB Caviar Blue
Antec NSK1300 SFF Case

What do you guys think?

Was originally looking to put together a budget computer for using XBMC on, but has turned out superior to my current desktop which is an C2D E4400, haven't decided which I want to be my primary PC now, lol.

I have 2 questions for you guys:

1) How much do you think it'll cost me in electricity to keep this running 24/7 (300W power supply)
2) Do you think I should get Windows 7 64-bit? I've never tried a 64-bit OS before.
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XBMC Rig (1900PPD): AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 3.2ghz | Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H | G.Skill 2GB DDR2 800 | WD Caviar Blue 500GB | Antec NSK1300 SFF Case
Folding Rig: (1700+4500PPD) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 | Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L | OCZ Special Ops 2GB DDR2 800 | EVGA 9800GT | G.Skill Falcon 64GB SSD | Samsung Spinpoint 1TB | Seagate Momentus 1TB | Generic ATX 430W Case
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Old March 17, 2010, 08:36 AM
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if the psu will be use at 100% it will cost you something around 10-20$ a month, depends on how much a kw you pay , but the 300w is only a rating, your PSu use only the amount your PC need, less of course a certain % lost in the components.
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Old March 17, 2010, 08:40 AM
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if the psu will be use at 100% it will cost you something around 10-20$ a month, depends on how much a kw you pay , but the 300w is only a rating, your PSu use only the amount your PC need, less of course a certain % lost in the components.
What % of the PSU is actually used on average when your computer is just sitting idle? I don't have many components in there really.
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Folding Rig: (1700+4500PPD) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 | Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L | OCZ Special Ops 2GB DDR2 800 | EVGA 9800GT | G.Skill Falcon 64GB SSD | Samsung Spinpoint 1TB | Seagate Momentus 1TB | Generic ATX 430W Case
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