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Depends, I know that I pay about $0.27 per KWh, Manofthem about $0.37 per KWh, Vinska is somewhere in between that IIRC.
In us money!? That's preposterous. Where we moved from was $0.14 /kWh, which I thought was rather high. Plus meter fees and whatnot which are almost as much as the actual power cost
 
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I know that my parents' plan includes "weekends and nights" rebates, maybe I got that too but I do not know for sure since I have the billing semi-embedded in the rent (if I use more or less than projected, I (get) compensate(d) (by) the owner of the building and not the electricty company). That is also why I said about, because $0.27 is the national average retail price (it is a small nation, so the average is close enough since corporate policies cannot differ much across such a small nation).
 

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**UPDATE**

We will be doing a redraw of the following items tomorrow night
- Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
- ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON*

And...

We will give t77snapshot until that time to claim his $25 Paypal Gift- If he doesn't claim by then, we will redraw that prize as well.
 
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Ooh. A redraw. I am excited.
 
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How much is power there?
At the current $ / € exchange rate provided by my national bank, it is 0.187$ per kWh
With this same exchange rate, it was 0.199$ per kWh until a couple of weeks ago

The price has been dropped a bit Recently. The government probably contracted to import more cheap[er] power from Belarus. At least, that was the reason for all the power price drops that occurred after the price increase spike we had when our nuclear power plant got closed.
And anyway... It is a bit hard to make a proper comparison when the $ / € exchange rate keeps fluctuating.
 

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Pfft hasswell
 

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Don't be jelly, my good man. You have some beast gpus to make up for Ivy :p

:laugh:
Took ya that long for a come back? And after all your hasswell blows to me lol you want a pissn match now..? Ivy vs hasswell and single 290.. wanna go bro lol ;)

And if i win i get your avatar to chew your hasswell out and shit it out hahaha jk my friend..
and if you win ill stand long enough for you to head shot me in GOW!! :)
 
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Don't be jelly, my good man. You have some beast gpus to make up for Ivy :p

:laugh:
the only difference between ivy and haswell is the max tdp and the internal gpu is stronger. if you are using a dedicated gpu you dont need a stronger igpu and dont need a haswell.
 

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**UPDATE**

We will be doing a redraw of the following items tomorrow night
- Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
- ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON*

And...

We will give t77snapshot until that time to claim his $25 Paypal Gift- If he doesn't claim by then, we will redraw that prize as well.
OK Team- going to do the redraw for the above items in about 2 hrs...

Keep an eye on this thread for a second chance to win a prize! :)
 

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OK Team- going to do the redraw for the above items in about 2 hrs...

Keep an eye on this thread for a second chance to win a prize! :)
Anxiously awaits :rockout:(Hoping the American dream holds true)

:toast:
 
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Can I get lucky twice???
 

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the only difference between ivy and haswell is the max tdp and the internal gpu is stronger. if you are using a dedicated gpu you dont need a stronger igpu and dont need a haswell.
Naw bro, we just always are raggin' on each other; this just gives us something to jab about ;)

But don't forget, Haswell FTW :rockout:

OK Team- going to do the redraw for the above items in about 2 hrs...

Keep an eye on this thread for a second chance to win a prize! :)
Sounds exciting, something to look forward to after a horrible day in Miami, came home to Wpb, and now heading back to Sunrise :banghead: :banghead:
 
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*note- t77snapshot contacted me to claim his prize- the pp gift won't be redrawn
Redraw Winners!!!
ThE_MaD_ShOT
- Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
thebluebumblebee- ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON
Congrats guys! :toast:
Expect PM's shortly....
 

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Congrats guys, worthy recipients ;)
 
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Congrats redraw winners!
 
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Congrats redraw winners!
 
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:oops:I hate to do this because it creates more work for @Norton , but I need to say thanks but no thanks to the motherboard. I already have too many irons in the fire. I also feel bad being such a small contributor and ending up winning substantial prizes two Challenges in a row. (that's not why I'm not taking it-I want it to go to someone who will use it)
Thanks everyone!:lovetpu:
 
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:oops:I hate to do this because it creates more work for @Norton , but I need to say thanks but no thanks to the motherboard. I already have too many irons in the fire. I also feel bad being such a small contributor and ending up winning substantial prizes two Challenges in a row. (that's not why I'm not taking it-I want it to go to someone who will use it)
Thanks everyone!:lovetpu:
And so the Fun continues....:laugh:
 

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:oops:I hate to do this because it creates more work for @Norton , but I need to say thanks but no thanks to the motherboard. I already have too many irons in the fire. I also feel bad being such a small contributor and ending up winning substantial prizes two Challenges in a row. (that's not why I'm not taking it-I want it to go to someone who will use it)
Thanks everyone!:lovetpu:
OK let's try something different.... If you crunched for the Team during the Challenge and you want the board then do the following:
- post here saying you want it
- pick a number from 1-10 (I have picked one as well)
- if your pick matches mine, you get the board
- if my number is not picked after 4 trys, the closest number gets the board

*Remember- board should be used for a cruncher build for you or to help get a family member/friend started in crunching

**UPDATE**
theonedub picked the right number and got the board... congrats!
:toast:
 
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Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB samsung
Video Card(s) intel HD4000/ HD2000's/ HD2000
Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ couple of spinners/500GB WD
Display(s) 1366x768/ one acer x223w between the rest
Case ALU, beauty!/ HP SFF/ Dell Mini
Audio Device(s) Sonic Master/ onboard's/ onboard
Power Supply ASUS brick, 17W i5/ 19.5 volt bricks/ Dell 265W
Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless
Keyboard eMachines serial and a Dynex usb
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sarah/Mint 18
Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!
OK let's try something different.... If you crunched for the Team during the Challenge and you want the board then do the following:
- post here saying you want it
- pick a number from 1-10 (I have picked one as well)
- if your pick matches mine, you get the board
- if my number is not picked after 4 trys, the closest number gets the board

*Remember- board should be used for a cruncher build for you or to help get a family member/friend started in crunching
23!!! I win! :p
 

t_ski

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Congrats to all the winners. Too bad I came up empty this time :(
 
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Motherboard ASUStek/ HP mini/Dell
Cooling Air/air/air
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB samsung
Video Card(s) intel HD4000/ HD2000's/ HD2000
Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ couple of spinners/500GB WD
Display(s) 1366x768/ one acer x223w between the rest
Case ALU, beauty!/ HP SFF/ Dell Mini
Audio Device(s) Sonic Master/ onboard's/ onboard
Power Supply ASUS brick, 17W i5/ 19.5 volt bricks/ Dell 265W
Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless
Keyboard eMachines serial and a Dynex usb
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sarah/Mint 18
Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!
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Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14CS/H80
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) LP /4GB Kingston DDR3 1600
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Case P100/Antec P280 It's huge!
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply SeaSonic SS-660XP2/Seasonic SS-760XP2
Software Win 7 Home Premiun 64 Bit
Congrats to all the winners. Too bad I came up empty this time :(
Looks like you can have a FM2 motherboard if you want it!
OK let's try something different.... If you crunched for the Team during the Challenge and you want the board then do the following:
- post here saying you want it
- pick a number from 1-10 (I have picked one as well)
- if your pick matches mine, you get the board
- if my number is not picked after 4 trys, the closest number gets the board

*Remember- board should be used for a cruncher build for you or to help get a family member/friend started in crunching
 
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Storage OWC Mercury SSD 240 GB
Display(s) Asus 144hz
Case Raijintek Metis
Power Supply Corsair SF600 600w psu
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
OK let's try something different.... If you crunched for the Team during the Challenge and you want the board then do the following:
- post here saying you want it
- pick a number from 1-10 (I have picked one as well)
- if your pick matches mine, you get the board
- if my number is not picked after 4 trys, the closest number gets the board

*Remember- board should be used for a cruncher build for you or to help get a family member/friend started in crunching
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