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I have a little computer that runs 24/7 that is just sucking too many watts month to month especially with power sometimes going over $0.25/KWh. Currently the unit idle with drives spun down sits at around 52 watts. I have a pico PSU coming in which according my research should bring me down 5-10 watts across the board. When I purchased the setup I had originally intended to under volt but my attempts so far to modify the voltages have been futile even going through AMD cool and quiet using things like K10stat. Nothing even CPUZ seems to read the CPU voltages correctly so I never really know what it is doing mad.gif

The problem is mostly due to the Motherboard a Zotac Geforce 6100-ITX unit. SO what can I got to now with similar horsepower but lower power? Do I just upgrade the motherboard to something I can undervolt? What are your suggestions?
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
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Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
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"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
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