This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

building cool power efficient computer

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. building cool power efficient computer
1 year ago#1
Can someone suggest a really low power energy efficient cool running computer?
It still need to be able to have 4 RAM slots, 1 PCIe for graphic card. When I mean cool, I am not referring to the heat sink or cooler, since I doubt those will keep the overall heat dissipation to my room any cooler.

Also, how well will such a computer run with some of the most beefed up rigs? Such as the i5/i7 4000s. I have one computer that is running with an ancient setup, phenom 2 x3 720. It can get pretty hot in the summer doing basically nothing. Very noticeable when doing any computing heavy task.
1 year ago#2
I've seen a guy make a rig with a 2700k run 77 watts under stress, and had passive cooling. I think he also used a 650ti and the total power draw was under 200. I'm sure it would have been better if the 750ti was out.

If that's what you mean.
---
Dood... http://wp.me/1EBnQ KC
"The best thing to happen to Linux is the release of Vista." Jack
1 year ago#3
Yeah, something like that. Cool running but not weak like a tablet.
1 year ago#4
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VtWjRB
---
R.I.P. George Carlin (May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008)
The greatest comedian to ever grace the stage.
1 year ago#5
If you have the funds you may want to look into an LED type monitor as well. In my case it made a big difference.
1 year ago#6
Great build MrLost, thanks. Will LED monitor really help that much? I got one of those dell 1920x1200 IPS monitor.
1 year ago#7
get the s series intel.

Microcenter has awesome deals on them.
---
"I am Satan, Lord of Darkness" - Bo Burnham's comedy show, "what." (2013).
1 year ago#8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xknxQLFWtPs
---
We're Americans! We don't quit just because we're wrong.
We just keep doing the wrong thing until it turns out right.
1 year ago#9
I've never played with it personally but with unlocked processors you can underclock/volt them to run pretty much as cool as you want. The S class processors ship that way but you can't undo it to get the performance if you want it later, though they're cheaper so that balances out it I guess.
---
Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there
XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
1 year ago#10
Firespark1 posted...
1920x1200 IPS monitor


Dell UltraSharp U2412M? If this is the one you have, I also have the same monitor. Seems to make a big difference, at least to me.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. building cool power efficient computer

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived