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    Lightbulb Re: HOWTO: Build an energy-efficient Ubuntu box

    If ye're able to land them in your country, the following components can be used to build as energy-efficient a system as I've been able to discover, with sufficient power reserves for expansion at a later date:

    VIA® pc3500 Platform (C7-D or Nano X2 or X4 CPU; CN896 chipset; planar Chrome9 GPU)
    Antec® Earthwatts™ 650 Platinum™ (20max A@+3.3VDC; 18max A@+5VDC; four 30maxA@+12VDC rails)

    The pc3500 is already fully supported by LinUX Kernel 3.3, the X.org Unichrome GPU server, and the ALSA snd-intel audio driver; the onboard PCI-Express x16 slot allows for SCSI or high-performance video at a later date, the legacy PCI 2.0 slot a variety of multimedia options.
    Last edited by bcschmerker; February 19th, 2013 at 06:00 AM. Reason: Grammar fixes
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    Audio: Creative Laboratoies SB0350/SB0250 (PCI)
    Video: Diamond Radeon HD 5450 (PCIe x16)

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