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unearth203

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is it better to leave your computer on all the time or to turn it off at night
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It's really a personal choice... It's considered better to leave it on all the time, because the mechanical spinning up of the drives, fans (etc) cause strain on the motors and bearrings... But then, having them on all the time is a strain as well, allbeit a bit less dramatic..

It truly comes down to wether you're ready to power the PC 24/7. Personally I usually do, seeing how it isn't insanely expensive, but then I run an FTP server off of it lol.

Really comes down to choice. It's rare you'll see a PC die any sooner because of this kind of question.
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cool thanx
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You're quite welcome :whistling:
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I take it you have never seen a power supply turn into a plasma cutter. If I hadn't been home to unplug my system my house may have burned to the ground. As it was the flames from the power supply scorched my printer and wall, burn a small pile of printer paper and spewed smoke throughout the room. I am now in the habit of turning off my system when I leave the house or retiring for the evening.
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