View Full Version : [mythbuntu] i3: too powerful?

May 14th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Is an intel core i3 (the cheapest one I can find) too powerful for a mythtv server (on mythbuntu) that will be running 24/7? I heard somewhere that an i3 system can idle down to 25 watts while a pentium dual core system can idle down to 40 watts. Any help would be appreciated. I want flexibility in terms of computer power but also want low power usage (wattage).