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What's the rough cost of running a gaming PC electricity wise? It plays Elden Ring with twin monitors, for say 5 hours a day. Also if the PC is on but idle does it cost less? Sorry for dumb questions just trying to cost up housemates usage...
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In theory yes, but depends on gpu and cpu, also the monitors..
Might be worth making a note of the electrical metre before they start playing and then after a couple of hours look at it again and work it out that way (obviously need to take into account other things drawing power).
Right now at idle it is 90w (as in windows running but using my phone for this) (edited)
It could be as little as 50W for an efficient laptop/Mini PC with only one monitor in use during gaming or as much as ~800W if they're a graphical enthusiast chasing the state of the art.
It'll idle at about 5-10% of it's gaming power, and undemanding uses like web browsing won't use much more.
Ok so say 565 watts, that's 0.5 kw/h, say 25p per kw/h, 12p per hour to run is that right?
6 hours a day, 12p x 6 = 72p per day, £21.60 per month (30 days)? ish...
£14.99, tho was 9.99 last week for tapo p110, also means you can set it to auto turn off or use voice commands on phone.
My surface book 3 has 105w charger but it never uses, lucky to see half that wattage.
I did a lot of tests a few weeks back after a moronic journalist wrote an article explaining about energy usage and costs and to unplug chargers when not in use as they use the same amount of energy regardless of whether they are being used at the time.
Same as British gas lying to the nation in their report last week about energy usage and standby costs. Absolute total BS yet it was printed across multiple organisations with no one questioning the content.
There's not a chance I'd even engage with you on this. I don't drink hot drinks or use the kettle, some people have a few an hour, how are you billing for that? (edited)
absolutely ridiculous. there is also no way they are gaming for 12 hours per day. if they are when do they work or sleep?
Where did i say 12 hours a day? Where did i say they work or sleep? Absolutely ridiculous lol...