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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
4 months ago#31
the choice is largely irrelevant with newer versions of windows because it does hibernate/sleep instead of full shutdown anyway.

*shrug*
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#32
Well thanks to the OS being on a SSD, I turn it off. It boots up quickly. Laptop on the other hand I always have it on sleep.
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User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
4 months ago#33
Chrono007 posted...
Sleep/hibernate!


This, usually hibernate and auto sleep after 30 min
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User Info: Senkoy

Senkoy
4 months ago#34
Mine boots up quick, so I always turn it off. No point in wasting electricity, even if it's a small amount.
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User Info: gundamaniacx20a

gundamaniacx20a
4 months ago#35
I leave mine on unless I'm out of town.
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User Info: GMAK2442

GMAK2442
4 months ago#36
I prefer to let the computer go in hibernation because of the noise and because of the fan that get full of crap. Also, I think it could give the part a longer life.

User Info: Black_Assassin

Black_Assassin
4 months ago#37
DragonGirlYuki posted...
The electricity savings

Depends. If you live in a cold region and have electrical heating, having a computer on is plus minus zero in that regard.
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User Info: gideond

gideond
4 months ago#38
Turn mine off and switch off the surge protector. Storms won't take it while I'm away. While I'm here, they'll fry it like bacon, but that's another issue.

SSDs as my boot drives and loading through UEFI means I'm at a fully loaded desktop in less than 30 seconds, and to a functional desktop in less than that. No reason to leave it on. I've rarely had a hardware issue with my rigs. At work we run them 24/7 and yes parts wear out. Fans tend to be the first to go, especially on GPUs. HDDs are probably next, and then PSUs. Good PSUs are rated 10 years and often last longer than that. HDDs are all apparently poor quality these days so I don't count on them even lasting their warrantied period. Fans at least are an easy enough fix and I tend to keep spares on hand. Only the GPU and CPU cooling is urgent though. GPU is even fine to run fanless if you aren't doing anything to push the card. The fans never spin on my 970 unless I'm gaming. The fans never ever spin in my PSU while in ECO mode. It usually reads about 30c when the system is at full load. So the less that's moving the better.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
4 months ago#39
gideond posted...
At work we run them 24/7 and yes parts wear out. Fans tend to be the first to go, especially on GPUs. HDDs are probably next, and then PSUs

So if you’re going to run 24/7 then you need to grab some of those Magnetic Levitation fans and a PSU with a fan that doesn’t spin when idle. Lol.
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User Info: gideond

gideond
4 months ago#40
ClunkerSlim posted...
gideond posted...
At work we run them 24/7 and yes parts wear out. Fans tend to be the first to go, especially on GPUs. HDDs are probably next, and then PSUs

So if you’re going to run 24/7 then you need to grab some of those Magnetic Levitation fans and a PSU with a fan that doesn’t spin when idle. Lol.

ML fans are a little pricey and normal fans don't wear out THAT quick. I've replaced maybe two in the oldest rig in the store over the past 15 years. PSU fans generally aren't the issue either. Even the best PSUs will eventually blow a cap. Electronics don't last forever.
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