I have a few servers and my desktop running nearly 24/7 in my room. Mixed with some audio equipment and my own BTUs, my room can be up to 10 degress warmer than the rest of the house. Do any of you experience this? I think it is awesome.
I actually use to rely on my 21" CRT monitor as means to heat my computer room during the winter months. but of course that also sucked bigtime in the summer time when my computer room would average a good 5 to 7 degrees hotter than the rest of the house just for that same reason.
thank goodness that those days are long gone since I've switched over to using LCDs. man, these monitors are a God's send ten times over.
Funny how when it cooled down outside enough so I didn't need A/C anymore, but still not cold enough for heat, my electric bill dropped by $50. Before I got all my junk going a few years back, it used to only cost about $20 to cool my place in the summer.
My computer room is by far the warmest room in the house. I have
LCD (No heat)
Computer (lots of heat)
Salt water tank (big) with a halogen bulb that acts as a sun so yeah, it is hot. Even in winter I have to open the window a bit, it gets a bit too hot sometimes. And in the summer, it is brutal. But I have AC
I forgot to add I have two laptops running. Apple Powerbook 15" and iBook SE.
Same here, my computer keeps my room about 5 degrees C warmer than the rest of the house. I used a Kill-A-Watt meter to measure the power draw and it reads 300W of power during idle for all my equipment. Thats like half of a standard portable heater!
I did not close the window in my dorm room a single day i lived there last year (in MA).. I had my dual operon running, a 1200mhz duron, a dual pIII 733, and a 4ch amp in my 19" rack, as well as a 17" trinitoron (that gets really hot) and a 19" viewsonic, all on 2 smart ups 1000's.
It has been in the upper 70s in Arizona during the day. At about 3 PM my temp in my den is right arround 87-89 degrees. Of course this is due to a 21"CRT, and 6 systems running F@H full time. No A/C for the last 3 weeks has been great!