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Old 2021-09-26, 06:09   #22
JWNoctis
 
"J. W."
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Actually had a silly idea of running custom loops into water heater tank in place of a solar thermal panel. Don't actually try that at home though, since it'd probably violate more codes than an unshuttered and readily flammable universal power socket hanging by its aluminium wire, which is also wired in reverse and without grounding.

But if your system is consuming enough power to be useful as heating, it's probably also running well above its best efficiency point, server farms and multi-GPU crunchers excluded.

For the good old single-socket home PC though, the best efficiency point now usually comes in at something under 5W per physical core for the common latest-generation processor, and typical Prime95/mprime load, in my limited experience.

Last fiddled with by JWNoctis on 2021-09-26 at 06:10
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