New pc build with i7 3770K

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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ilysaml Forum Member • Posts: 91
Re: New pc build with i7 3770K

kelpdiver wrote:

power costs difference is negligible if you're only powered up when active.  It can be significant however in a 24x7 arrangement - 40 watts equal $5/month.

The heat difference shows up in the form of noise as fans have to work harder, and that's the one I care about.

An enthusiast who build a monster rig @ $2000 wouldn't care about $5 increase in a bill, assuming that the HDDs are fully workable 24/7 as you say, power saving modes can be applied too in Win7 when the drives are IDLE.

Sys fans adjust their speed accordingly to a more aggressive temps, above 60C or whatever it's set up in the BIOS. As i tell you, the drives never reach the 40C degree..and now you're talking non sense.

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