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For how many hours per day does your PC run?

For how many hours per day does your PC run?

  • up to 2 hours

    Votes: 308 4.1%
  • up to 5 hours

    Votes: 1,580 21.3%
  • up to 10 hours

    Votes: 3,288 44.2%
  • I never switch it off

    Votes: 2,258 30.4%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Staff member
May 14, 2004
19,581 (3.48/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
We are wondering if you turn off your pc between usage sessions? Standby? Hibernation?


Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Sep 6, 2009
19,542 (5.30/day)
From 7AM to around 10-12PM

My PC router runs 24/7

HTPC gets an hour or two here or there.


Super Moderator
Staff member
Apr 12, 2006
26,883 (5.45/day)
System Name His
Processor Intel i9 7920X
Motherboard Asus Prime X299 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
Memory G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB @ 3600MHz
Video Card(s) nVidia RTX 2080ti
Storage Samsung 960 Pro / Crucial MX300 750GB / Seagate 1TB Spinner
Display(s) Samsung 55" 4K 60hz
Case Cooler Master Cosmos C700P (Inverted Layout)
Audio Device(s) Realtek on board > Sony Receiver > Cerwin Vega's
Power Supply Thermaltake TPSG 1050W
Mouse Always Changing
Keyboard Always Changing
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
@ brandon...vote man!

I don't shut off my PCs unless I need to restart them for updates or software.


Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Apr 19, 2012
12,062 (4.41/day)
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
depends upon what tv shows need downloading ;)
could be from 8am to 2am the next day, or 4pm to 2am.
Jun 29, 2007
1,140 (0.25/day)
Repentigny, QC, CANADA
System Name CTG Computer
Processor AMD Ryzen 2600x @ 4ghz
Motherboard Asus Strix x470-F
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S
Memory 2x 8gb Corsair LPX 3000mhz
Video Card(s) Asus Strix GTX 1070 OC
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 250gb | WD Blue 1TB M.2
Display(s) MSI Optix MAG27C | Asus vg248qe
Case Fractal Design C TG
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster Z PCI-E
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 750w G2
Mouse Corsair Glaive RGB
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
24/7, WCG :)

and in winter, it heats my room :)
Oct 8, 2012
1,373 (0.54/day)
Processor Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X UD5H
Cooling Antec H20 920
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 4x4GB 2000mhz 9-11-10-24 CR-1
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SC
Storage Crucial M500 240Gb/Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Display(s) LG 29UM67 2560x1080 75hz IPS
Case Coolermaster Masterbox 5
Audio Device(s) Creative X-FI Titanium + Sennheiser GSP500
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Logitech G513 Tactile
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Mostly 24/7,some times i shut it down when im away from home so a couple of days or more(i serve in the military)


TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
16,142 (3.59/day)
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) eVga GTX1060 SSC \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-A820 \ Yamaha CX-830+Yamaha MX-630 Infinity RS4000 Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Times can be pretty random though out a day, could be 3hr's a day and could be up to 12 hours.

And to have a average would have to know in what time frame but it be a ruff estimate still.
Apr 14, 2010
1,498 (0.43/day)
System Name INTEL/AMD
Processor I7 4790k stock / 1100T@3.8GHZ(on air)
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 / zalmen 9900
Memory 4x4 GB 1600 / 4x4gb 1600
Video Card(s) GTX670 x2 / ATI 5870 x2
Storage 2xcorsair ssd 120gb raid0 /2x adata ssd 120gb
Display(s) 55Iinch LCD / 22inch acer
Case CM 690 II Advanced (USB 3) / Anteck 900
Power Supply Enermax 800EWT / 750 zalman
Software Win 10
My vent server is on 24/7 and my main rig is on when ever im at home and i shut it off when im done.


~Technological Technocrat~
Apr 20, 2007
19,746 (4.33/day)
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
I didn't vote. If i have work my computer will be on no less then 6 hrs. If i have no work then up time is well beyond 12hrs
Sep 21, 2011
499 (0.17/day)
System Name Multipurpose desktop
Processor AMD Phenom II x6 1605T @ 3.75Ghz , NB @ 2.5
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev 1.0)
Cooling Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C, 2x120mm CM Blademaster
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP (4x4GB) @1666Mhz 9-9-9-20-24 1T
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix R7-370 4GB OC
Storage 2x WD Caviar Black 500GB Sata III in RAID 0
Display(s) Acer S211HL 21.5" 1920x1080
Case Cooler Master Centurion 534+, 3x 120mm CM Sickle Flow
Power Supply Seasonic X650 Gold
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
The Computers I use don't get shut down, they get put to sleep when not in use.
I don't always use my desktop, in fact over the last 4 or 5 months I haven't used it much at all; but I use either a tablet or a laptop, or my pc an average of 2-5 hours per day.
Dec 6, 2005
10,716 (2.12/day)
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K (Stock speeds right now)
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE Vega 64 (Non Reference)
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / QNAP TS-253 8GB NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440) *FREE_SYNC*
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB & G610 Orion Red
Software Win 10 upgraded from Win 7 Pro
Great question...

Out of 3 rigs, the one I use the most for surfing and email goes into standby after 20 minutes. Draws about 5 watts in standby (according to kill-a-watt). It runs about 2 hours a day I guess.

My gaming rig doesn't see much use lately as it's sort of still a work in progress. So less than an hour a day.

3rd one reserved as my media PC hasn't been used much at all. It's plugged into my TV and larger audio system and still a work in progress. That one will probably be on 3 hours a day when it's up and fully operational, and loaded with media scattered amongst the 10 different hard drives I have. I'll have to experiment with sleep/standby mode on that, don't want it shutting down when I'm watching a movie or listening to music.
Apr 7, 2011
1,220 (0.39/day)
System Name Desktop
Processor Intel i7-3930k @ 4GHz Undervolted
Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X79
Cooling Intel AIO
Memory 8x4GB DDR3 1866MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SC
Storage LSI 9266-8i|3xHitachi SAS 15K600 450GB RAID5|6x WD RE Enterprise 4TB in RAID 10|HP Ultrium 1760 Tape
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Fractal Define XL Black
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modi Uber/Sony CDP-XA20ES/Pioneer CT-656>Sony TA-F630ESD>Sennheiser HD600
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Mouse Logitech G603
Keyboard Logitech G613
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Usually around 5 hours...a bit more during the weekend.


Staff member
Feb 27, 2008
5,734 (1.35/day)
System Name Ironic
Processor Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory 32GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1866
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X 4Gb
Storage Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb/WD BLACK SN750 500GB NVMe
Display(s) 22" Dell Wide/ 22" Acer wide/24" Asus
Case Antec Lanboy Air Black & Blue
Audio Device(s) SB Audigy 7.1
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast TX750
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K90
Software Win 7 Ult 64 bit
Used to turn it off over night, but since last Fall, I've been running it in the evening for 4 or 5 hours, 2 hours in the morning, and Sleep in between. Restart it once every week or two, just to refresh.


My name is Dave
Apr 10, 2006
17,104 (3.47/day)
there was no suitable option for me. I turn my PC on when I get up @ 7am, and turn it off usually around 11 PM, so about 16 hours a day. That's longer than I have the lights on in my house for.

what's more interesting to me is that I have 13 lightbulbs total in my house, and each is a 25W fluorescent bulb. That's 325W total, if I have all my lights on, every single one in every room(which never happens).

My gaming rig with OC pulls 1225W(monitors and stereo included). Almost 3x as much. :laugh: Thank god I don't game all day long every day.
Feb 2, 2013
19 (0.01/day)
I have it on in the morning (7-9AM) and don't turn it off until bed (12-2AM). So at least 16 hours at minimum.

I can't pick anything on the poll. :p
Jan 29, 2012
5,423 (1.93/day)
System Name natr0n-PC
Processor 2600K @ 4.4GHz / Dual Xeon 5675's @ 3.33GHz 12c/24t
Motherboard Sabertooth Z77 / GA-7TESM
Cooling Deepcool Assassin - 3 Fans / Custom
Memory 2x8GB 2133MHz Samsung Dual Channel / 6x4GB 1333MHz Samsung Hexa Channel
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 980 SC / Asus Strix 980ti
Storage Various SSD/HD
Display(s) Samsung 23' 2048x1152 / Various Dells
Case Sunbeam Transformer Silver / Matrexx 55
Audio Device(s) SB X-fi on all systems
Power Supply Corsair TX 650w / Evga NEX 750B
Mouse Alienware AW558 @ 5000 DPI
Keyboard Asus KB34211
Software XP64/7/8.1/10
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86.fr/79kuh6

unless a storm or power outage happens.
Aug 9, 2008
4,927 (1.21/day)
Kingston, Ontario Canada
System Name My Rig | Kids Rig
Processor Ryzen R7 2700 | FX 8350 @4 ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite|Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 (rev 4.0)
Cooling AMD Wraith spire rgb stock hsf| CM Hyper 212
Memory 8GB X 2 DDR4 3000mhz Team Group Vulcan |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8GB | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Adata XPG 8200 PRO 512GB SSD OS / 240 SSD+480 GB M.2 SSD Games / 1000 GB Data| 320GB OS / 500GB Data
Display(s) Asus VA32AQ 32" IPS 60hz 1440P |Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 1080P
Case NZXT H500 Black |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek | Onboard Realtek
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650w 80+ Gold | CoolerMaster GS750M 80+ Bronze
Mouse Steelseries Rival 500 15 button mouse w/ Razor Goliathus Chroma XL mousemat | Redragon Mammoth M801
Keyboard Razor Ornata Chroma | MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE w/ Kailh brown
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
I run my PC 24/7. the closest i get to turning it off is when i go to bed; I crunch while i sleep so the monitor goes off along with keyboard lighting. Other than that i turn it OFF for 1 night every 2 or 3 weeks.


Overclocked quantum bit
Dec 6, 2007
15,925 (3.68/day)
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Kinda depends.

When I'm doing my day job it tends to be on between 7-12 hours or so.

When I'm on leave, I might leave it on 24/7.
May 21, 2009
4,966 (1.31/day)
System Name i7-PC / HTPC / iMac
Processor i7 3820 / Phenom II 940
Motherboard GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 / M3A79-T Deluxe
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100i / Scythe II (HS only)
Memory G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600mhz / 4GB DDR2 1066 (@800) Corsair Dominator
Video Card(s) GB Radeon HD 7950s 3GB / GB Radeon HD 7950s 3GB
Storage 2x 80GB Intel X-25, 2x600gb SATA, 1x1tb 5400RPM storage /1x600GB, 3x500GB,1x160,1x120 SATA
Display(s) 1x 27" Yamakasi / Vizio 42" HDTV
Case Lian Li Lancool PC-K58 / Antec 900
Audio Device(s) HT Omega Striker 7.1 / Onboard and HDMI from ATi Card
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling 750W / 610W
Software Ubuntu / Windows 8.1 Pro / OS X / PHPStorm / Gaming
only for updates or crashes does it turn off ;) it does go to sleep about 12-1am normally, and is back on by 8am.
Mar 31, 2010
479 (0.14/day)
System Name PHaS3XIV
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.00GHz
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming Plus
Cooling Corsair H105 (AM4 Retention yay!)
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 @ 2933 C16
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ Special Edition @ 1480 / 2250
Storage Many = ~8TB + Crucial MX200 SSD + Intel Pro SSD 2500
Display(s) Dell P2417H + Samsung 5 Series 32" LED FHD TV
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse Logitech G500S
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores @_@
Contributing to global warming since 2003 :D


WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Jan 9, 2011
10,899 (3.40/day)
System Name Box
Processor Ryzen 1600X @3.7
Motherboard AsRock X370 Taichi
Cooling Water
Memory 32GB G Skill Ripjaws V 2800
Video Card(s) GTX 980 SC ACX2.0
Storage ADATA SX700 512GB
Display(s) LG 34UC88
Case Fractal Design S
Power Supply SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Division Zero
Software Windows 10 Pro
Dec 18, 2008
1,876 (0.47/day)
System Name Computer
Processor 1700X
Motherboard CH6
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory G.Skill 32GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1070
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 Evo Msata
Display(s) LG 23" IPS
Power Supply Seasonic 760 Platinum
Software Windows 8.1 64-Bit
powercfg -h off


Pro Indian Modder
Jun 13, 2010
8,236 (2.42/day)
System Name Biggest Investment | Samsung NP355V5C-S05IN(sold for funds :( )
Processor FX 8320
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme 4
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO push:pull+ 1 panaflow 113CFM + 2 x 120mm NZXTs
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9
Video Card(s) Sappghire Pulse RX 580 8GB |
Storage 250GB Samsung EVO860 | 2x 1TB WD10EZEX | WD 500GB Green
Display(s) Dell 2240L
Case NZXT Guardian 921RB(@home) and Antec ASK4000B U3(Current)
Audio Device(s) Logitech Z333
Power Supply Corsair GS600
Mouse Logitech G400, F310, F710
Keyboard Circle RGB gaming shitboard.
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores real men do bench presses not bench marks.
needs to be 24/7.
i do use power profiles.