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By Julio Franco
Apr 23, 2004
  1. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    sounds logica and quite humorousl. Is it(true that is)?
     
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    $120US/year to have computer on all the time... for the AVERAGE computer... maybe double that for my power sucker.

    Id rather pay $220US/year web hosting, and turn on my computer when I need it.

    Fact is... do something while the computer turns on! Go to the bathroom! Shave! Pick up the room really quick! Clean off your desk of stuff in the way! Turn on the TV. Play with your fingers! Are you really that much of a freak to watch your boot screen like a dead, non-feeling being all the time! Hah!
     
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    This man obviosuly isnt running Windows, if he were he'd realize its nearly impossible for windows to stay stable even nearly that long.....
     
  4. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    You could save on electricity more if you used a mobile processor in your desktop, instead of some energy sucking 64 bit Athlon. To keep Windows stable, disconnect it from the internet and don't touch the computer ;)
     
  5. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    leave the computer on or off. the pc manufacturers designed computers so ***** computer users will have a hard time destroying their computers anyways.
     
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Also to mention, computer lifespan is much greator if you don't always have it on. Fans, hard drives, components, etc. only last for so long. And with overclocking, the lifespan is nearly cut in half for some components.

    I'm not saying your computer is going to blow up in a year, just saying it would last longer in the long run. So, now, add them up:

    $120/yr or ~$200/yr (for power sucker)
    ~$1500 new computer every ~5 years or even less than 5 years!
    =
    Alot of money!

    Don't get me wrong, if you're wiping your *** with $100 dollar bills then leave it on all the time!
     
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    I leave mine on 24/7 :D Then again, I dont pay the bills :grinthumb
     
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