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When I'm at school I just leave it on because it's not like I'm paying the electric bill. :P

 

Otherwise, I use Hibernate mode.  I like being able to turn the PC off, but still be right where I left off when I boot back up.


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I turn my computer at night before I go to bed but I switch it on first thing after getting out of bed in the morning and then leave it on all day.  I use windows 8 and a ssd for a boot drive, if I let the computer go to sleep it will not wake up.


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automated startup at 6AM, automated shutdown at 1AM, 

hibernate after 1 hour of non-active :)


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My media servers restarted once a week, My gaming rig turned off for a few minutes every couple of days.


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Power, money, no difference. They're the same.

 

 

no difference?? i don't even ... what are you even trying to ... what are you even talking about?

hah obviously theres a pretty darn big difference 

 

maybe not for someone who doesn't know anything beyond the fact that things consume electricity if you put the one thing into the other thing stuck on the wall as if power is magic 

and doesn't bother to think about anything beyond how their power consumtpion will affect the bank account

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I sometimes run my pc on all night for folding@home but apart from that it goes off. I leave my servers on all the time though.


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I usually leave it on overnight, but not for normal reasons.

I have some ear damage, so when it's totally quiet, my ears ring like crazy.
My case fans offer just enough noise to drown it out, and, as it's not a high pitched scream in my ear, it's much easier to fall asleep to.

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Wake up, first thing I do is turn PC on, stays on all day till I go to bed.

 

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no difference?? i don't even ... what are you even trying to ... what are you even talking about?

hah obviously theres a pretty darn big difference 

 

maybe not for someone who doesn't know anything beyond the fact that things consume electricity if you put the one thing into the other thing stuck on the wall as if power is magic 

and doesn't bother to think about anything beyond how their power consumtpion will affect the bank account

 

How mutch do you think you can save a year by shutting down your pc when not using? 

In Belgium it is about 0.20€ /kwH.

My pc uses about 50 Watt when idle, this is 0.05kw.

So I spend 0.05 * 24 = 0.12 cent / day 

Or: 0.12 * 365 = 43.8 Euro / year...

 

It costs 43.8 euro a year extra to let your pc run 24/7...

Which is (imho) neglactable.


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no difference?? i don't even ... what are you even trying to ... what are you even talking about?

Wasting power = wasting money. power costs money. By saying "stop wasting power" what you're also saying is "stop wasting money". I'd be more worried about other things people waste money on, not just leaving a PC running 24/7.

 

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I pay my own power bills, so I shut that sucker down.

 

Only thing that stays on is the NAS.


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Wasting power = wasting money. power costs money. By saying "stop wasting power" what you're also saying is "stop wasting money". I'd be more worried about other things people waste money on, not just leaving a PC running 24/7.

 

If you want to help save your bank account, you focus on cutting the big spending first before focusing on the little things you can do to save more.

wow man, obviously not worth discussing with you as there is no discussion. your not listening to what i say which makes it pointless, just shut yourself inside that little nutshell of yours and continue being irrational or continue reading.

 

if i saw someone drinking gasoline i would tell them to stop, that doesn't necessarily mean i told them to stop wasting money because gasoline costs money and drinking it would be a waste.. i told them to stop drinking god dammn gasoline.

 

you are taking things competely out of context  and it seems you still believe power is magic and anyone should keep using all they want as long as their wallet allows it.

 

are you familiar with the concept of casuality? if not make yourself familiar with it.

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Okay, i can understand people who let it run to upload videos or minecraft servers etc, but you should really turn it off when its just idling for a whole night - also, i'm confused by the first poll option, do people actually leave their computer on without sleep mode? That's just crazy... 


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wow man, obviously not worth discussing with you as there is no discussion. your not listening to what i say which makes it pointless, just shut yourself inside that little nutshell of yours and continue being irrational or continue reading.

 

if i saw someone drinking gasoline i would tell them to stop, that doesn't necessarily mean i told them to stop wasting money because gasoline costs money and drinking it would be a waste.. i told them to stop drinking god dammn gasoline.

 

you are taking things competely out of context  and it seems you still believe power is magic and anyone should keep using all they want as long as their wallet allows it.

 

are you familiar with the concept of casuality? if not make yourself familiar with it.

 

Chill man..

 

Okay, i can understand people who let it run to upload videos or minecraft servers etc, but you should really turn it off when its just idling for a whole night - also, i'm confused by the first poll option, do people actually leave their computer on without sleep mode? That's just crazy... 

 

I'm not sure you can still access the files on your PC with it being in sleep mode


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I'm not sure you can still access the files on your PC with it being in sleep mode

 

So they're using their main pc as a NAS?


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I keep it on mostly all day either sleep or lock when not using it, depending how long i know it will be off for.  But I do turn it off before I go to bed :D


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So they're using their main pc as a NAS?

 

Have a lot of files that I share from my own PC, like my own music library and stuff.


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I turn it on in the morning, put it to sleep when I leave for school/work and turn it off at night because all the LEDs don't let me sleep.


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Mine's on 24/7. I browse the internet during the day, play games, etc. Then I fold at night while I sleep. My PC is damn near silent, even though I can sleep with a lot of noise.


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I on 24/7 because torrent movie and game for sell (just for pocket money). I live in a old village that have half price of electric and water bill. Beside my house, there a antenna tower which provide free WI-FI internet for us.

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Gotta turn that shit off. I even switch off the powerpoint. Fucking Jullia Gillard and her carbon tax.


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its usually on all day/on sleep but at night i turn it off its too noisy to be able to sleep but my server is on 24/7


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I usually leave mine on for torrents, but the noise is irritating so I'm not sure what I'm going to continue to do. 

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