[K12OSN] OT: cost of operating one pc per year

Barry R Cisna brcisna at eazylivin.net
Mon Oct 13 13:47:13 UTC 2008

Hello List,

This is kind of off the wall but has anyone on this list ever had to
figure ( maybe for a tech plan?) what the cost is to run your schools
available pc's for the length of the school year? I'm not enough into
bean counting but I've always wondered what it would be. I always hear
the argument it's better to just leave the pc powered on versus turning
off at night as well.I'm sure it would be pretty tough to get anywhere
an accurate figure seeings how there probably wouldn't be two power
supplies using the same wattage.The reason asking I would think if you
figured 500 fat's with 450 watt power supplies versus 500 ebox's with 15
watts by the end of the year I would guess the $$ would be significant.
I would guess monitors versus lcd's would be just as big a factor as the
pc itself as well.  
As much waist as there is in school spending I guess it probably
shouldn't be any concern anyway? The amount of paper waist at our school
in $$ in one years time, I could probably buy my own little island in
the middle of the  nowhere and live:)...
I'm probably all wet though...

Take Care,
Barry Cisna

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