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Thanks for the input, I'll look into the VIA C7. I actually thought about how cool it would be to have a dedicated solar panel or wind turbine for my pc, wayy expensive though
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you might be able to buy some used K7 Athlon/socket 478 P4 w/ 256 ram+ and intergrated graphics for that much money. Look around, hangle around deals that no buddy bothers to look and see what you can come up with.
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get one of those athalon x2 45w cpus and a 8600GT
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well. i realised that I'd actually be using more power by having a second pc on constantly (didn't think it through) but i just got this cool power saving device that turns everything on and off according to when yours pcs on or off, so you plug your main pc power into it, and then two extensions for peripherals.
You switch your pc on, and 5 seconds later, it all switches on, and visa versa, its pretty cool, when i go to bed, i press one button to turn everything off
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Celeron 220 all-in-one board that uses 26W of power at the plug during 100% load, less than 20W idle. Just add your own DDR2, hard drive, and case.

Its actually more powerful than most VIAs because VIA processors emulate part of their command set, the Celeron 220 doesn't.

I actually use it along with a CF card for a hard drive when I'm not gaming. Its fast enough for what you are asking for, and with a fanless mini PSU its absolutely silent except when a CD is in the drive.
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