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I want to build something really pants just something i can turn on at night to download stuff while im asleep. Something with a really low power consumption. Something that wont use much electricity when i leave it on at night. Can anyone suggest me some dirt cheap parts and what i should do to keep the power consumption to a minimum. Thanks, already got a few things like ive got a core 2 duo chip sitting round somewhere ill use ill use the 775 cooler that came with my quad. Need a VERY cheap motherboard, ram, integrated graphics/smallest cheapest graphics card, power supply and a crap case. tia ~rowey
post #2 of 10
well a energy efficent PSU would be the start and a mobo that has energy efficient settings. SO now you have to see if you can get them on the cheap cheap
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post #3 of 10
ill see if i can post a build in a few

assuming you have an OS, CDROM, Keyboard, Mouse, Moniter the total came out to be $207 using your old C2D

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=22890768
Edited by ShortySmalls - 3/8/11 at 2:21pm
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I have something like that.

It's a Socket 478 P4 not sure on the freq thou..
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post #6 of 10
Sorry m8 thats not "lol"!
From the title i guessed you want to download a PC.
(I really believed it!)
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post #7 of 10
sandy bridge idles at ~100w
post #8 of 10
My suggestion would to build a micro or itx 775 build or older amd. Nothing special in it maybe a 4830 for the graphics card if the onboard video isnt good enough. Then a 300watt psu and basically thats it nothing else will really consume that much power.
post #9 of 10
Just thought I'd pop in and say for the sake of a few quid you're better off going with this;

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-...-rail-atx-ps-2

You say it's just for downloading though right? If the most you're ever going to be using is a P2P app or a browser window, you could consider going with a mini ITX atom based rig?
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post #10 of 10
My HTPC idles at 20-25w but that kind of efficiency is not cheap
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