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How do I calculate cooling cost per server?

I'm attempting to figure out the power/cooling draw for some old servers that I'd virtualized. Starting with info in this question, I've taken the 880W the old boxes appeared to be drawing (according ...
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How long do servers usually last?

I'm trying to estimate ROI for a new server and how long it will most likely be in service. Are there any average numbers for how long you can expect a server to last that's in 24/7 use? In other ...