Is your old computer costing you more than you think?

Extreme Tech: Re-using old computers as servers around the home or office is a common and practical solution to the increasing need for always-on machines like HTPCs (Home Theater PCs), solar panel monitoring, home automation, weather station uploading, and security systems. Since older machines have outlived their usefulness as primary desktops or servers they’re just like found money, saving the expense of buying a new dedicated machine. But with the increasing cost of electricity and awareness of the need to conserve power those machines may be costing you more than you think.

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