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I am seeking some advice for building my second system which will run for at least 16-18 hours a day.
Intel, AMD does not matter. Neither does CPU Socket nor DDR2, DDR3.

Only things that matter :-

> Cheapest Possible
> Low Power Consumption
> Stable enough to run that long every day.

Any advice from you guys would be much appreciated smile.gif
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What sort of tasks? Anything is stable enough to run that long.
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Originally Posted by S.M. View Post

What sort of tasks? Anything is stable enough to run that long.

Purpose is a home PFSense router, nothing else.

The thing is, my previous build died on me recently after only 5 weeks. It was Pentium 4 LGA 478. (It wasn't purchased used)
Thats why I asked the stability part wink.gif
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I would look into the embedded market.

My parents are using an AMD e-350 that has been running for probably almost a year straight, but it is 18watts and it has a useless IGP for your use. Yet, the CPU is much faster than any Intel Atom.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157324
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post #5 of 6
my sig rig runs about 16 hours a day without problems for over a year now so it doesnt matter what kind of rig if you buy new parts and use a UPS/AVR.


for your purpose, i recommend a low power intel atom and one of those micro itx boards. Overall power consumption with hdd will be less than 30 watts.
if you need something faster, a sempron 145 is the next choice.
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post #6 of 6
This would do it...

You aren't asking for anything demanding enough to even try building a rig for, go to the cheapo bin. Better deals to be had.
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