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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby Nathan_P » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm

dreiter wrote:
bruce wrote:
dreiter wrote:Here in CA it gets up to $0.30/kWh in the summer and ...
We could get into a long off-topic discussion about that :evil: but let's not. It won't help anybody.


Well I'm not interested in arguing at all if that's your concern, but I would be interested to hear your thoughts. Are you upset at my comment or at CA electricity prices? :e)


Probably CA power prices
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby bruce » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:14 am

7im wrote:It was off topic to the hardware discussion, and there are several other threads where you could post or read that talk about conserving power, or ...

He was not upset ...
Nathan_P wrote:Probably CA power prices

Right, right, and right.
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby dreiter » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:15 pm

7im wrote:It was off topic to the hardware discussion, and there are several other threads where you could post or read that talk about conserving power, or offsetting power usage (replacing old conventional light bulbs with LEDs enough to match the increase used by folding).

He was not upset, just suggesting a better alternative.


Ah, I see. Sadly that wouldn't work for me here since we already use LED for everything, we have no dishwasher, laundry washer or dryer, and our hot water is natural gas. The only electricity we use besides our LED lighting is the fridge, computer, TV, and AC/heating. And the AC is really the only real cost, over 3/4 of our bill in the summer.

A 900 W load would be 0.9*24*30=650 kWh just from the PC, and that ignores the associated cooling cost. Even at just $0.20/kWh, that's $130/mo just to run the PC. I hope to someday live in my own home where I can install a nice solar system to offset my usage, but it's not an option right now sadly.
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby dreiter » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:17 pm

bruce wrote:
7im wrote:It was off topic to the hardware discussion, and there are several other threads where you could post or read that talk about conserving power, or ...

He was not upset ...
Nathan_P wrote:Probably CA power prices

Right, right, and right.


Oh I just saw that you live in So Cal too. Prices here are rough, but I suppose it's about similar to Europe/Aus/Japan. Time to move to Canada!
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby SteveWillis » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:09 pm

dreiter wrote:
7im wrote:It was off topic to the hardware discussion, and there are several other threads where you could post or read that talk about conserving power, or offsetting power usage (replacing old conventional light bulbs with LEDs enough to match the increase used by folding).

He was not upset, just suggesting a better alternative.


Ah, I see. Sadly that wouldn't work for me here since we already use LED for everything, we have no dishwasher, laundry washer or dryer, and our hot water is natural gas. The only electricity we use besides our LED lighting is the fridge, computer, TV, and AC/heating. And the AC is really the only real cost, over 3/4 of our bill in the summer.

A 900 W load would be 0.9*24*30=650 kWh just from the PC, and that ignores the associated cooling cost. Even at just $0.20/kWh, that's $130/mo just to run the PC. I hope to someday live in my own home where I can install a nice solar system to offset my usage, but it's not an option right now sadly.


The folding incentives that we aren't supposed to talk about here more than pay for electricity used.
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby FldngForGrandparents » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:11 am

My thread has been hijacked! By the way I am paying about $60/month extra for my dedicated folder running 24/7. I am waiting to see what the 1080Ti does and I might swoop up a couple of those for my second folder.
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Re: Open Air Dedicated Folder and Guide

Postby ComputerGenie » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:30 am

FldngForGrandparents wrote:My thread has been hijacked! By the way I am paying about $60/month extra for my dedicated folder running 24/7. I am waiting to see what the 1080Ti does and I might swoop up a couple of those for my second folder.

To further hijack it...
I'll gladly trade you bills; I run ~80TH/s of ASICs, 1 dedicated folder, 4 PCs (one of which folds 60-90% of the time), and our average monthly electric bill is ~$1,400 during "winter rates". :)
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