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Author Topic: [COMMUNITY] Let's buy a SC Single together! It's cheaper than a Jalapeño!  (Read 3900 times)
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June 25, 2012, 07:02:02 AM
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There are plenty of PCs that run 24/7 anyway.
But if you think electricity cost is at issue here, lets do some math.
Assume the jalapeno is 2.5W.
Average electricity cost in the US is 12¢/kWh. THats ~$2.5 per year.  SO it takes 66 years before your electricity cost exceeds the purchase cost.
Or ~30 years if you use a raspberry pi to drive a single jalapeno.

At current prices, electricity cost is a non issue for these asics. If you have to worry about power consumption, it means you will never ever make a positive ROI on the purchase cost.

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June 28, 2012, 05:04:19 AM
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How is it you deduce that you can't profit off a Jelapeno? You make no sense. Also, why on earth would you have your jalapeno plugged into your everyday PC, that's dumb too.

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