Computer games can consume large amounts of energy – here’s how to reduce your energy use and pay less

From making sure your gaming PC’s basic components are modern to having the best headphones, desk lighting, and comfortable chair, gaming can be an expensive hobby. Which is why you can find areas where you can save money, like energy bill not think.

According to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the average household electricity bill in NSW during the 2019/20 financial year was A$1,292. If you are into PC games, your chances are much higher than average. Not only do gaming PCs consume up to ten times more power than their regular laptop and desktop counterparts, you also have to take into account the additional electrically-powered needs you need while playing games… such as higher refresh rate monitors, extra space The cooling (at least in the summer months) and the RGB lighting are of course great.