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Should I plug out my PC if I go on vacation?

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Okay so I build my desktop like 1 month ago and I have never had one before.

 

I am going on a vacation for 7 days should I plug out my PC and plug out my monitor completely or just leave it. My PC gear is usually always lightned up and I think my Graphics card and motherboard usually also have some light.

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I usually just shut mine down if I'm gonna be gone for more than 2 days.

 

If it's plugged into a surge protector, I wouldn't worry too much about having to unplug everything completely, just a normal shutdown should be fine.

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a desktop with rgb lights will use a lot of power. shut it down to save your electricity bill. 

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4 minutes ago, Saksham said:

a desktop with rgb lights will use a lot of power. shut it down to save your electricity bill. 

What no led light are very efficient 

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I unplug my stuff if I'm gone for more than a few days for peace of mind but don't bother shutting down when I'm gone all day at work which adds up to far more time than I'm gone on vacation so take that with a grain of salt. It's more about 'one less thing to worry about' for myself than it is for safety or power savings.

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Just now, JHurley7nrx said:

What no led light are very efficient 

Still more than it'd use if you didn't have any. So technically, saying they "use a lot of power" isn't wrong. Because anything above 0 is a lot.


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Just now, TetraSky said:

Still more than it'd use if you didn't have any. So technically, saying they "use a lot of power" isn't wrong. Because anything above 0 is a lot.

yeah I guess,,,,

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Just now, Bitter said:

I unplug my stuff if I'm gone for more than a few days for peace of mind but don't bother shutting down when I'm gone all day at work which adds up to far more time than I'm gone on vacation so take that with a grain of salt. It's more about 'one less thing to worry about' for myself than it is for safety or power savings.

i mean.. the psu along with a surge protector *should* be fine. but unplug it for peace of mind. 

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19 minutes ago, Emil_Loenneberg SE said:

Okay so I build my desktop like 1 month ago and I have never had one before.

 

I am going on a vacation for 7 days should I plug out my PC and plug out my monitor completely or just leave it. My PC gear is usually always lightned up and I think my Graphics card and motherboard usually also have some light.

Shut it down. It is better for the health of the pc, as it would save you some cost on that rgb electricity

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