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I was wanting to know how much does it cost to leave you computer on 24/7. I play a game runescape.. and leave my computer on so they can train. Im new here... thanks.
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that would depend on how much you pay for electricty, wouldn't it? And that is variable

A rough number, though based on numbers I read a couple years back:
computer only...about $40 a year
with monitor on, add $60 a year
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ok sweet.. thanks. :tazz:
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can someone else give me their opinion
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I like your name Mr. 1337. :-/

It's not really an opinion is it.. you need to find out how much power your computer consumes in kWh (kilowatt-hours), as this is how your power company usually charges you for electricity.

This is an interesting thread on another forum. Keep in mind that this guy uses Folding@Home (maxes out his CPU the whole time), and that CRT monitors have much higher levels of power consumption than LCD monitors.
If you have a laptop, again, power consumption could be significantly reduced.

I think it varies too much to say really. Here is some more info from a simple Google search:
http://www.blueowlte...Consumption.asp
http://www.macaleste...ower_usage.html

Hope that helps you out.
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