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Posted 10/28/14
For my desktop (which doesn't really apply at the moment since I'm dorming only have my laptop)
I turn off when I know I'll be gone for a long time and when I go to sleep. For me the fan noise doesn't bother me at all, the main problem is that the tower lights up green when its on.

For my laptop,
I rarely turn it off, and just close the lid when I go to sleep or go to class or something. I'll only really turn it off if something requires it or I'm absolutely going to be gone a long time.
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Posted 10/28/14
Almost never. I just put my PC on stand by
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26 / M / San Diego, CA
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Posted 10/28/14
I turn mine off every night, but that's because I pay the electricity bill lol.
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26 / F / Turn around
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Posted 10/29/14
When I tire of the internet. It does happen.
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30 / M / Kent, England
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I think I turn mine off and on too much. I keep having to change the motherboard battery, but I don't wanna waste power leaving it on.
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This is the best thing I've read today.
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My computer is running multiple BIONC projects all the time so it stays on 24/7.
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27 / M / Long Island
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Posted 10/29/14
I've only unplugged it when I've gone on vacation, or when there was a hurricane. Otherwise it's on all the time.
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25 / M / Fenix, AZ
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I turn it off when I leave the house. Otherwise if I'm home, than my computer is on, even when I'm sleeping or playing my ps3 or something. Honestly unless u have a super power sucking setup I don't understand why people think it wastes that much electricity, Mine is on probably 15+ hours a day and during the winter when I don't use the A/C my bill never breaks $80
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26 / M / netherlands
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Posted 10/29/14
everytime when im not using it anymore
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22 / F / Cairns Australia
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Posted 11/6/14
I turn my computers off at the end of the day.
Posted 11/7/14

Wihl wrote:

My computer is running multiple BIONC projects all the time so it stays on 24/7.


oooh~ sounds nifty
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Posted 11/7/14
Always good to turn it off when not in use. Helps to keep components like Hard Drives and what not to last longer.
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Posted 11/7/14
Probably 4 times a week
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35 / M
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Posted 11/7/14
Wait.... you turn off your computers?

There's an off button and not just a reset button?

Seriously. Two of my laptops run 24/7.Old habit.

As for power bills? meh... mine runs about $18 a month. $45 when I run florescent lights for garden plants from February till April.
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