Opinion request about a file server

Chris Rees utisoft at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 6 17:00:06 UTC 2009

2009/6/6 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
>> Not counting the CPU and its power circuitry, I would be very suprised if
>> the other components on a normal motherboard pulled as much as half of
>> that
>> even when under load.
>> In fact a typical modern desktop computer will, when idle, draw less than
>> 100W for the whole system.  It is not even difficult to put together a
>> system that will stay under 100W even when under load.
> but power supplies are not really efficient when used at small load.
> maybe some newer are better...

Mine has a 250W PSU in it, and draws around 45W (measured with a power
meter)... In the UK it thus costs ~£45 (US$70) per year, at the
current E.O.N. rate. Not too expensive!


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