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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 .
Dec 1, 2011
343 (0.11/day)
Ft Stewart
System Name Queen Bee
Processor 3570k @ 4.0GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte UD3 Z77
Cooling Water Loop by EK
Memory 8GB Corsair 1600 DDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 970 Gaming WaterCooled
Storage 1x Western Digital 500GB Black 1x Intel 20GB 311 SSD
Display(s) BenQ XL2420G
Case CoolTek W2
Power Supply Corsair 650Watt
Software Windows 7 Pro
Kids computer is on typically 12-15 hours a day. Office computer is hardly ever on maybe 6-9 hours a week, and my gaming rig is on whenever i have free time :laugh: that's maybe 2-4 hours a day.
Mar 24, 2010
5,047 (1.33/day)
Iberian Peninsula
Not counting suspension/hybernation as "on line" time, my main rig is powered on for 16 hours/day.
Feb 8, 2008
2,557 (0.56/day)
Processor i9 9900KS ( 5 Ghz all the time )
Motherboard Asus Maximus XI Gene Z390
Cooling EK Velocity + EK D5 pump + Alphacool full copper silver 360mm radiator
Memory 16 GB DDR4 Gskill TridentZ 4400 Mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC
Storage M.2 Samsung NVMe 970 Evo Plus 250 GB + 1TB 970 Evo Plus
Display(s) Asus PG279 IPS 1440p 165Hz G-sync
Case Cooler Master H500
Power Supply Asus ROG Thor 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma
Keyboard Rapoo
Software Win 10 64 Bit
I play alot BF3 with 1000 to 1500 tickets servers and matches can go up to 2 hours, plus internet navigation.
Apr 15, 2009
809 (0.20/day)
Processor Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S
Memory 32 GB Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 CL16
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 XT Special Edition
Storage Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1TB
Display(s) ASUS MG278Q
Case Corsair Carbide 600Q
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
Running ~ 16 hours / day. Shutting down each evening and occasional sleep mode during breaks in daytime activity.
Jun 15, 2008
757 (0.17/day)
Processor A10-7850k
Motherboard MSI A88X-G43
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 2x4 Gskill PC3 1600
Video Card(s) MSI R9 270
Storage 120gb ssd / 640 gb hd
Display(s) Acer 24in
this pc runs 24/7....the laptop evenings mostly..the other two gaming pcs mostly weekends and the arcade pc rarely
Jan 27, 2012
71 (0.02/day)
Processor Core i7 8700K @4.8
Cooling Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. B
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16
Video Card(s) RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X flash to Z
Storage 960 EVO 500GB(boot) + Mx300 1T + Barracuda 3TB
Display(s) Acer Predator XB1 XB271HB G-Sync 144hz + AOC e2752Vq
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion - Cherry MX Brown
Software Win10pro x64
Mostly 10-16 h/day but not every day.

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Staff member
May 7, 2012
2,425 (0.80/day)
Rhode Island
System Name Whaaaat Kiiiiiiid!
Processor Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra
Cooling Corsair H150i AIO Cooler
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan @ 2040MHz
Storage Samsung 970 PRO 512GB + Crucial MX300 512GB + OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Display(s) 27" LG 27MU67-B 4K, + 27" Acer Predator XB271HU 1440P
Case Thermaltake Core X9 Snow
Audio Device(s) Logitech G935 Headset
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1050W Snow Silent
Mouse Logitech G903 Lightspeed
Keyboard Logitech G915
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores FFXV: 19329


Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Nov 11, 2008
9,921 (2.31/day)
System Name Dean Machine
Processor Intel 4790K
Motherboard MSI 1150 Gaming mATX
Cooling Corsair H100i and video card custom loop
Memory 16 gigs Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer
Video Card(s) Dual liquid cooled HD7970's (Thanks to Norton!!!)
Storage Crucial M4 256 gig SSD
Display(s) Overlord 27" 2560 x 1440
Case Corsair Air 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Seasonic modular 850 watt Platinum
Software Windows 10 Pro
3 systems on 24/7 two of which run World Community Grid 24/7
Jun 11, 2009
41 (0.01/day)
Processor AMD Phenom II x3 720 2.8GHz @ 3.6 GHz
Motherboard GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Cooling CPU-Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme
Memory 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 1600
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Display(s) 19" Philips LCD 1440x900
Case Xigmatek Midgard W
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply CORSAIR TX550M
Software Widows 7 Ultimate 64bit
As I joined seti@home program in mid december my pc runs 24/7.
Dec 22, 2009
88 (0.02/day)
Processor AMD 2700 @ 4.0GHz all-core
Motherboard Asrock X470 Taichi
Cooling EK Fluid Gaming A240R + Extra 240 Rad
Memory 2x8GB GSkill DDR4-3533 CL16
Video Card(s) Radeon Vega 64 @ 1672MHz
Storage HP EX920 1TB NVMe SSD
Display(s) MSI Optix G24C 1080p 144Hz 24", Dell P2214H 22" 1080p LCD
Case Fractal Design Focus G Red
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 750S 80+ Bronze
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
6 hours on weekdays unless something needs downloading (in which case it's 24/7). 16 hours on weekends, and all other times it's in S3 sleep. I reboot for updates and the like. Laptop runs for maybe 2-4 hours a day two to three times a week unless I'm gaming on 360, in which case it runs as my wiki/guide/map/spreadsheet. It lives in hibernate.


habe fidem
Apr 30, 2009
8,009 (1.94/day)
Northern CA, USA
System Name Erakith || Asus UX305FA
Processor AMD ThreadRipper 2990WX ES (32c/64t 3.5ghz@1.02v) || Intel Core M 5Y10 @ 800mhz
Motherboard MSI X399 MEG Creation || ASUS OE
Cooling EK Supremacy TR4 Full Nickel, D5 w/ EK Top, 2X EK-CoolStream XTX 360 & Photon 270 Res || !PASSIVE!
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance PRO RGB DDR4 3000|| 8GB LPDDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Vega 64 EK FC|| Intel HD Graphics 5300
Storage 250gb WD Black NVMe & (2) 2TB Intel 660p NVMe || Toshiba 256GB SSD
Display(s) 34" Dell Ultrasharp U3415W || 13.3" 1080P IPS
Case CaseLabs Merlin SM8 || Aluminum Unibody
Power Supply Corsair HX1000
Mouse Corsair Harpoon Wireless RGB
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB w/ Cherry MX Silent
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 || WIndows 10 Home x64
Benchmark Scores WCG & F@H Only

H100 is quiet with SP fans turned to absolute min RPM, i7 makes next to no heat even loaded with WCG, and the setup is pretty energy efficient so no worries right now.
May 14, 2012
889 (0.30/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard AsRock X370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
Memory 16 GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz (Running at 2933)
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW2 GTX 1070Ti
Storage 740GB of SSDs, 7 TB's of HDDs
Display(s) LG 27UD58P-B 27” IPS 4K
Case Phanteks Enthos Pro M
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply EVGA 750 P2
Mouse Mionix Naos 8200
Keyboard G Skill Ripjaws RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
I turn off my pc most of the time unless I'm torrenting something


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Jul 13, 2011
102 (0.03/day)
Processor AMD Phenom II 1090T BE @ 4030MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory Samsung Green 8GB @ 1896MHz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 660Ti Power Edition 2 GB
Storage OCZ Agility 3 60GB; 1TB Samsung 2.5"
Display(s) LG Flatron E2241 21.5" LED
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Around 8-12 hours a day.
Nov 6, 2005
480 (0.09/day)
Silver Spring, MD
Processor Core i7 4770K
Motherboard Asrock Z87E-ITX
Cooling Stock
Memory 16GB Gskill 2133MHz DDR3
Video Card(s) PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Storage 256GB Corsair M4, 240GB Samsung 840
Display(s) 27" 1440p Achevia Shimian
Case Fractal Node 304
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
It's on when I'm awake, which is usually 17-18 hours a day (and thankfully, recently has been less), and it goes to sleep after half an hour. No standby or hibernate.

Isn't really a poll option for that one...
Feb 14, 2010
1,647 (0.43/day)
Processor just a few i7's all AMD's gone to friends
Motherboard Mother F%#@& am I board
Cooling It's called Alberta Canada.
Memory Don't remember.
Video Card(s) Hope for blckjack
Storage hurt my toe's when droped
Display(s) never big enough
Case I think they call it a lost case
Audio Device(s) What speek up I'm old.
Power Supply Good old coffee
Software when you get this old everything is soft
Benchmark Scores Always on the bench never on the field.
An interesting question would be - to those who leave their PC on, do you not care about the heat/power/noise? or do you minimise it?
Can't sleep without the noise. Drove me nuts when the power was out one night.:laugh::laugh:

24/7 WCG Member
May 21, 2009
4,966 (1.21/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
Can't sleep without the noise. Drove me nuts when the power was out one night.:laugh::laugh:

24/7 WCG Member
seriously i've gotten used to the white noise. it's only and hdds, everything else is pretty silent. that being said, even the bedroom htpc is through a divide to lessen noise in my room. also, there are some nights i need it totally silent, rare though.

heat/power i don't care as again those are not that bad to begin with.
Mar 12, 2009
1,042 (0.25/day)
System Name Machine XII
Processor Phenom II 1155T
Motherboard Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
Cooling Custom Water Cooling
Memory 8Gb ddr3 1600mhz XMS 3
Video Card(s) HD5970 2Gb
Storage 128Gb Sandisk SATAIII 6G/s
Display(s) 19" + 23" + 17"
Case micro atx case
Audio Device(s) XFi xtreme OEM
Power Supply 750W
Software Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Server: 24/7
VIA C3 router 24/7
Laptop for work 9am-6pm
Desktop pc 6pm-12am


Nov 20, 2006
21,104 (4.21/day)
System Name Starlifter :: Dragonfly
Processor i7 2600k 4.4GHz :: Athlon II x4 630 3.5GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Pro :: GIgabyte GA-770T-USB3
Cooling Corsair H70 :: Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 1866 :: 2x1GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) 2x PNY GTX1070 :: none
Storage Plextor M5s 128GB, WDC Black 500GB :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, WD RE3 1TB
Display(s) Acer P216HL HDMI :: None
Case Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro - iLive IT153B Soundbar (optical) :: None
Power Supply FSP Hydro GE 550w :: something
Software Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly
Benchmark Scores >9000
Full blast 24/7. This is mostly due to running WCG.


Resident Wat-man
Jan 28, 2012
11,723 (3.76/day)
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.6Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H100i V2
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-2T 1.65v
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 SSD Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB, 1x512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898, FIIO Alpen 2 Headphone DAC + Amp
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100, Cherry MX Blues with O-rings
Software Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Stock 5.4.0-33 kernel)
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
I used to need the sound when I slept in the same room as my computer. I've gotten out of that habit. My tower was pretty loud when I was running a Phenom II 940 with two of these fans on a Thermaltake Frio.

SUNON PMD1212PTB1-A 120x120x25mm Double Ball Beari...

150 CFM is very loud at 100%, but let me tell you no matter what speed that fan runs at, it moves a crap-ton of air. Running it at 40-60% of max isn't too bad, but 100% is like a jet taking off. Maybe I'll take a video of it switch from lowest to 100%. :laugh:
Sep 25, 2007
5,844 (1.24/day)
New York
Processor Core I7 3770K@4.8Ghz
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Memory 12Gb G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 2150/2240
Storage Sandisk SSD + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Display(s) IPS Asus 26inch
Case Antec 300
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G2
Software Windows 10/Windows 7
my big rig . . . . almost never
my little rig . . . . . about 11 hours
my router . . . . . all day

I think my fans need to be replaced though,
Sep 4, 2009
969 (0.24/day)
System Name Grond
Processor Ryen 5 1600 @ 4.0ghz
Motherboard Asus Prime x370 Pro
Cooling XSPC Raystorm CPU + 2 RX360 radiator + xspc Razor R9-290 w/ backplate
Memory 16gb Corsair LPX DDR4@2999
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 w/ XSPC Razor full cover block and backplate
Storage XPG SX8200 480gb-OS, WD Caviar black 2TB-Steam, Samsung 860 Evo 1tb
Display(s) Samsung 23" 120hz 3d LCD w/ 3d glasses, using 'lightboost' trick
Case NZXT H630 white watercooling case
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX + Sennheiser HD 598
Power Supply XFX Pro 850 XXX semi-modular
Software Windows 10 Pro (Had some mystery error on Win7 and decided to go W10)
On and off for up to 5 hours usually, plus I have a sneaking suspicion that the short people who freeload in my home may use it when I am not around.

If I am going to be away from my computer for more than a few minutes, it gets turned off unless I am downloading something via Steam. Or pass out at the keyboard. :D
Sep 23, 2008
269 (0.06/day)
System Name FX-8350
Processor FX8350 @ 4.6ghz
Motherboard MSI 990FX-GD80 v2
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1866 8-9-9-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 7950 OC 3GB
Storage Samsung 512GB 850 Pro SSD ; 3 x 1TB Seagate Drives Standalone
Display(s) Twin Dell E2215H
Case Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
Power Supply Seasonic 850X Full Modular
Mouse Logitec MK520
Keyboard Logitec MK520
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
PC stays on 24/7 unless a thunderstorm is coming or I wont be home for a few days. Laptop stays on as well, connected to AC adapter with battery removed unless traveling.
Nov 30, 2006
1,001 (0.20/day)
System Name Modest Box
Processor i5-4690K @ 4.7 Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Z97-C
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory G.Skill Ares DDR3-2400 16GB
Video Card(s) Colorful GTX 950
Storage OCZ Vertex 460A 480GB
Display(s) HP w2558hc
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek
Power Supply Gigabyte 750W Gold
Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Have no need for 24/7 operation and actively use it about 6 hours a day at the most. I do have an old XP machine that I have an SSD on. Since it can't support TRIM I do let it idle for garbage collection to work for about a half day once a week.
Feb 14, 2012
2,023 (0.65/day)
System Name msdos
Processor 8086
Motherboard mainboard
Cooling passive
Memory 640KB + 384KB extended
Video Card(s) EGA
Storage 5.25"
Display(s) 80x25
Case plastic
Audio Device(s) modchip
Power Supply 45 watts
Mouse serial
Keyboard yes
Software disk commander
Benchmark Scores still running
I don't like power cycling (or thermally cycling) my main machine, and the idle wattage is less than a light bulb, so I don't worry about it.
Oct 24, 2009
424 (0.11/day)
System Name Illidan
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K
Motherboard MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
Cooling Scythe Mugen 4
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB DDR4 3000MHz CL14
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Super Jetstream
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 960GB + Samsung 830 128GB + Samsung F3 1TB + Toshiba X300 4TB
Display(s) AGON AG35UCG
Case Corsair 750D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 + Yamaha HTR-4065 + Onkyo SKS HT 528
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 650W
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 (Cherry MX Red)
Software Windows 10 Pro
Depends, mostly around 14 hours a day with every day clean boot except if I run some crazy video algorithms, it can be several days up to two weeks. I sleep with my head next to my pc, so that's why I invested in some better cooling :)