[nSLUG] Low Power system

Greg O'Brien gregmcal at eastlink.ca
Mon Aug 25 10:02:35 ADT 2008


> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 09:39:24AM -0300, Greg O'Brien wrote:
> > Low power MB/CPUs are fine but just note that most PSUs are only 60%
> > efficient or worse so a 45W CPU is drawing over 70W wall power without a
> > high efficiency PSU.
> 
> It's not hard to find a PSU >= 80% efficient.
> 
> http://www.silentpcreview.com/article601-page3.html
> 
> The 80W version is ~85% efficient for the range that matters.
> The 120W version is marginally more efficient.
> 
> If you're looking for beefier PSU, just go for something 80plus
> certified. NCIX (for example) has a ton.
> 
> http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_join.aspx

True but the simplest solutions are sometimes forgotten so I just threw out
a reminder.
Greg




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