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When you won't be using your PC for a while, you...

#1lucascgPosted 6/10/2014 2:58:15 PM
When you won't be using your PC for a while, you... - Results (274 votes)
Shut it down
67.88% (186 votes)
186
Put it to hibernate
4.38% (12 votes)
12
Put it to sleep
12.04% (33 votes)
33
I always leave my PC on
14.23% (39 votes)
39
Other
1.46% (4 votes)
4
This poll is now closed.
Just built a new gaming rig, wanna know the answer out of curiosity and to possibly get some suggestions on what's best for your PC.
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#2Orestes417Posted 6/10/2014 3:01:04 PM
Mine gets shut down if for no other reason than I never really know which OS I'll want to be in when I come back. Faster to cold boot than unhibernate shutdown and boot back up.
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#3KidInTheHallPosted 6/10/2014 3:04:01 PM
I shut it down, I prefer to use sleep but too often my PC locks up after coming out of sleep mode. Not sure why.
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#4lucascg(Topic Creator)Posted 6/10/2014 3:06:15 PM
KidInTheHall posted...
I shut it down, I prefer to use sleep but too often my PC locks up after coming out of sleep mode. Not sure why.


Yeah, happens to me too and our specs are very similar, including our mobo.
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#5PhilOnDezPosted 6/10/2014 3:06:55 PM
How long is 'a while'? If I'm done for the night I'll put it to sleep. If I'm going to be gone for the weekend or longer I'll shut it all the way down.
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#6SefyrothPosted 6/10/2014 3:08:11 PM
If I'll be away for days, I'll turn it off.
I'm not going to shut down every time I go to piss or something.

I've had this same motherboard and HDD for about 8 years now.
I don't believe turning things off prolongs life.
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#7lucascg(Topic Creator)Posted 6/10/2014 3:10:12 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
How long is 'a while'? If I'm done for the night I'll put it to sleep. If I'm going to be gone for the weekend or longer I'll shut it all the way down.


I was think about a night, yeah.
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#8do2222Posted 6/10/2014 3:21:15 PM
At first I tend to leave it on, but once I got my hands on SSDs, I got rid of that habit.
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#9Rammstein_TillPosted 6/10/2014 3:27:06 PM
only used my computer for a couple of hours a night sometimes fewer, so its mostly off.

SSD and fast boot times got rid of the waiting game
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#10NotQuiteAFreakPosted 6/10/2014 3:29:35 PM
If I'm going out: Shutdown.
If I'm just going to do something else in the house: Sleep.
If I'm going to bed: Shutdown.
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