My parents got their electricity bill the other day and it was ridiculously high. I know electricity is expensive now but it was still too high for our liking. After studying the power meter, at an average time (with two computers plus server on), TV and sky on as well as the fridges and freezers and kettle etc. One meter spin takes 12.5 seconds. Turn my computer off and it takes 23 seconds to do one spin. One spin is 4W. The point is that my computer uses up almost half the power in the house and my maths show that it is sucking up 489W an hour on idle. I've double checked my maths and it seems that is the figure and it seems far too high on idle. Specs in my sig, surely it shouldn't be that high?