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Submitted by mpctips 179d ago | article

Gaming PC vs. Space Heater Efficiency

Puget Systems: Winter is coming, and with the power bills stacking up it may be hard to justify gaming on your ultra-powerful gaming rig. But what if we were to tell you that, watt for watt, your gaming PC produces exactly the same amount of heat as a space heater? Suddenly you don't have to feel like your gaming habits are costing you tons of money during the winter. If the same amount of power is used either way, you might as well be entertained while your power bill racks up! (Culture, PC, Puget Systems)

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ATi_Elite  +   179d ago
This is a GREAT ARTICLE!

There has been times in the Winter that I have actually turned my Furnace down (set at 50 degrees) and had 3 PC's running and they made enough HEAT to warm the 2 main rooms that I was in an produced enough heat to prevent the Furnace from coming on.

I saved a lot of dollars doing that for one month as I ran Folding@home on 2 PC's to produce HEAT that I wasn't gaming on and of course while Gaming My GPU's produce HEAT.

Furmark will warm up a Room in TEN minutes especially with Dual GPU's.

But that was with HD4890's and GTX280's

Todays cards produce a lot less heat.
vulcanproject  +   178d ago
Yup. For years I have been very aware that when my PC is on especially in the winter it generates enough heat to make the smaller room it is in very toasty.

I have good insulation so in the winter I hardly ever have the heat on when I'm in the room, an hour of using the computer and TV puts out enough thermal watts to sit there in a T shirt...

Pretty sweet when you have to use the computer, heater and computer combined- now thats efficient!
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ninjahunter  +   178d ago
Lol, I use the good ol' make a tent out of blankets, and heat it with my 45watt gaming laptop method.

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