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Message 28766 - Posted: 2 Aug 2009, 23:19:25 UTC
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Omg lol your guys are so lucky
the electric bill was last year 1430 Euro and gas 1100 euro so thats a bit more then you guys pay
btw current rate is 100 euro = 144 usd
but netherlands is prolly one of the most expenssive countries on this because of the nice super taxes on it.
I think the pc's eats about 55% of the bill on yearly basis.
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Message 28776 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 1:59:55 UTC

I`ve never heard about taxes either... LoL


(Im just trying to tell you that you dont want to know.. ;-))
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Message 28783 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 5:39:36 UTC

Well lol maybe you can but i cant escape the bills i have to pay them ;)
My next wish is a windmill or personal hydropower plant xD

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Message 28802 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 14:26:41 UTC - in response to Message 28776.  

I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D

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Message 28805 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 14:53:27 UTC
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I've bought one of those power meters that you plug into a mains socket, that tells you the Volts, Amps, Watts, Frequency etc etc. Each P4 base unit on full crunching, with monitors off, takes 100 watts. Run a farm of 10 and you have 1000 watts or the equivalent of a 1KW, 1 bar electric fire on 24/7.

What I need to do is dump the lot, buy 3 x i7's + 3 x 4870's and save loads of cash, quite a bit of the environment, and probably quadruple my output!
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Message 28807 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 15:12:34 UTC

Why do you people crunch??
You know it takes power.. ;p


Aye.. I pay my bills - or I wouldnt
have been here.. ;-)) Do we
have any Baileys to swallow the
fact that we can chose? LoL
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Message 28813 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 18:29:42 UTC

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Message 28818 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:25:47 UTC - in response to Message 28813.  

It looks like bailey has bailed on US. :D

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Message 28819 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:28:18 UTC - in response to Message 28818.  

It looks like bailey has bailed on US. :D


Sorry SJ - I already drunk it.. ;-)

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Message 28821 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 20:00:04 UTC - in response to Message 28802.  

I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D


Texas and several other states do not have a state income tax, but they get you on property and sales taxes.



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Message 28826 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 20:18:35 UTC - in response to Message 28819.  

It looks like bailey has bailed on US. :D


Sorry SJ - I already drunk it.. ;-)

And I thought the Moon wouldn't be full until the 5th of August. ;)

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Message 28827 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 20:21:55 UTC - in response to Message 28821.  

I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D


Texas and several other states do not have a state income tax, but they get you on property and sales taxes.


I'll stay in California, Texas is unknown to Me, I'd only live in one other state and that would be Arizona and only If I were rich as I like Pine Trees and Northern Arizona has plenty of them. :D

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Message 28850 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 0:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 28827.  

I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D


Texas and several other states do not have a state income tax, but they get you on property and sales taxes.


I'll stay in California, Texas is unknown to Me, I'd only live in one other state and that would be Arizona and only If I were rich as I like Pine Trees and Northern Arizona has plenty of them. :D


You want pine trees, you go to Southern Oregon. Though there are a few up here in Northern Arizona, as long as you get east of Kingman.

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Message 28854 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 1:38:42 UTC - in response to Message 28850.  
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I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D


Texas and several other states do not have a state income tax, but they get you on property and sales taxes.


I'll stay in California, Texas is unknown to Me, I'd only live in one other state and that would be Arizona and only If I were rich as I like Pine Trees and Northern Arizona has plenty of them. :D


You want pine trees, you go to Southern Oregon. Though there are a few up here in Northern Arizona, as long as you get east of Kingman.

White Horse Lake especially, Of course that's in a National Park, But still I have some good if fuzzy memories of there. Been to Southern Oregon(Grants Pass to Portland), Went there with My parents one time.

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Message 28855 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 2:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 28854.  

I've never heard about taxes either... LoL


(I'm just trying to tell you that you don't want to know.. ;-))

Taxes, Sounds like Texas almost, Mom was from Texas at one time. :D


Texas and several other states do not have a state income tax, but they get you on property and sales taxes.


I'll stay in California, Texas is unknown to Me, I'd only live in one other state and that would be Arizona and only If I were rich as I like Pine Trees and Northern Arizona has plenty of them. :D


You want pine trees, you go to Southern Oregon. Though there are a few up here in Northern Arizona, as long as you get east of Kingman.

White Horse Lake especially, Of course that's in a National Park, But still I have some good if fuzzy memories of there. Been to Southern Oregon(Grants Pass to Portland), Went there with My parents one time.


I never made it too Whitehorse, but did go to Kaibab Lake

I prefer the Hwy 97 corridor as opposed to I-5.

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Message 28857 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 4:53:20 UTC
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@ Chris S
I had 3 i7s, with 4870s, and about quadruple your rac.

Until the fourth arrived on Friday night...

But don't talk about electricity usage - my computer room has a base load of just over 1.5kW.
But in my defense I'll also mention the 2 penryns, the 3 Q6600s, all o/c'd, and the 2 laptops.
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Message 28859 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 6:32:58 UTC

If I tried to run the loads you guys have and would probably blow out the box for the unit (or the whole complex).

I run two laptops at home (usually nights and weekends, during the day they are at the uni) and two C2D systems full time at uni. The share of the electricity bill that my wife and I pay is around $110 - $120AUD for 3 months. Of course that is going to go up by around 20% because of the rise in the billing rate.

And there is not much more we can do to cut usage (unless we don't need lights, fridge, stove, washing machine etc)...

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Message 28871 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 12:23:56 UTC
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@Verstapp - Hiyah Peter!

As I can afford it I'm equipping the 3 PCIe machines with 4850's and the next 2 fastest P4's with 3850 AGP cards. Then I'll shut all the rest down and sell them off. Simply no point in running 1.4 and 2.4 p4's on cpu only. I should end up with 5 pc's instead of 10 and 3 times my current RAC. And a lot less electric.

Its alright for you millionaires with multiple i7's and 4870's, us mere mortals aren't in that league :-))
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Message 28875 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 13:51:57 UTC - in response to Message 28871.  

@Verstapp - Hiyah Peter!

As I can afford it I'm equipping the 3 PCIe machines with 4850's and the next 2 fastest P4's with 3850 AGP cards. Then I'll shut all the rest down and sell them off. Simply no point in running 1.4 and 2.4 p4's on cpu only. I should end up with 5 pc's instead of 10 and 3 times my current RAC. And a lot less electric.

Its alright for you millionaires with multiple i7's and 4870's, us mere mortals aren't in that league :-))

Yep, US mere Mortals, Uh huh, I'll be lucky to get a 2nd GTX295 sometime in Maybe 2010(after 3 months If I'm able do It, Just not right away), A price drop would be nice or maybe a used one If I can snag one then.

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Message 28876 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 13:56:08 UTC
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Mortals? ;-o Never heard of that either!

hehehe

Hey.. If I`m lucky I will keep on
crunching even if I change "shape". ;-D
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