Hi. I have been thinking about getting a SATA hdd, i just remembered that Sata cables are smaller, so if i got a sata and removed my IDE hdd's, i would have a cleaner case, the thing is, i wouldent want to ditch the hard drives as there is loads of data on and would be a disaster if i couldent access it all, so what i am thinking about doing is brining my server back to life with 2 hard drives tottaling 410gb. The thing is, my mum rows on about electric, the electric bill used to be around £100, and its shot up to £160 now, my mum blames most of the electric bill on my computer and the speakers, she says i clock up nearly 50 % of the bill, surely a computer and some Logitech Z5500 speakers cant clock that much money up right?, any ideas how much electric a computer uses. My main computer has 2x LED fans, 1 Cathode fan (fan turned off just cathode on), 580w Hiper-Type-R, X800XTPE, 1 sound sensitive 12" cathode, 1 led bubble light, X-FI Fatal1ty, 3700+ overclockers to 2.8ghz, 1 hard drive, 1 dvd-rw, 1 I/o panel for X-FI, some wierd UV string thing light. now would the above system be consuming heaploads of electric when on for say 12-14 hours a day, would it use more than one of these Sony trinitron 28" TV's been on for about 5 hours a day + 300w home theatre system? Also how much would a computer with the folling specs proberbly use? celeron S 1.2ghz, 384mb sd ram, 300w power supply, 2x hard drives? someone told me that a computer can use only as much as a 60W lightbulb when idle. I know this sounds like a wierd posts, just i dont like keeping computer on to download and thing like that becouse i think there will be a super giant electric bill, i dunno weather my mum is just talking total crap or what, but i would like to think my computer was not using that much power.