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    If you were going to build two energy efficient PC's, what would you use? I have to come up with two energy efficient PC's for my brother and my parents, but im unsure what components would be the best choice as im more of an avid overclocker myself, i consume energy, i dont save it

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    Depends weather you want a ballance between efficiency / performance, or purely energy efficiency?
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    purely energy efficiency (both dual core and single core options, parents wont notice single core, brother will)

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    The reason why I asked, because of integrated or dedicated graphics, well I guess it is unimportant if you ask for single-core options.

    AMD: Lima (single-core) Athlons and Brisbane X2
    Intel: Conroe-L (Celeorns, single-core) and E-21xx (Allendale)

    Also: http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/...on/page14.html
    this should give you some ideas about energy consumption (if you decide to add a dedicated GPU ).

    Edit: Forgot to mention, Any DDR2 RAM that runs @ 1.8 volts and less then 800 MHz will help slightly.
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    The other half thinks it sounds like a wonderful place to pillage. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawne32 View Post
    purely energy efficiency (both dual core and single core options, parents wont notice single core, brother will)
    TM8800 or 8600's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    TM8800 or 8600's
    Are you "pulling my leg"? (Are you debating GT(_)8800 vs. GT(_)8600? )
    For optimal energy efficiency go with integrated graphics, if performance is unacceptable, then go with a 8600GT or 2600XT, for ballance in performance and energy consumption.

    The reason why I mentioned integrated graphics, because AMD 690 chipset is actually based of X700, so it should run games that are older than 3 years just fine, and Nvidia 70xx series chipsets aren't bad either, the only ones that sorta suck are the ones made by Intel.

    Also it would be nice if some one else would join in. ( "Two heads better then one." )
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    No I was talking about processors, but still kind of tongue in cheeck since they aren't made anymore.

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    You mean 8088 and 8086?
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    Quote Originally Posted by templar_m1a1 View Post
    You mean 8088 and 8086?
    No I was talking about the TM8600 and TM8800 from Transmeta.

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    Sorry for confusion, my mistake, Those are ultra low voltage CPUs for laptops basically. It is a possible rout for an efficient PC, but you probably will pay an arm and a leg for mobile parts components.
    " Don't believe everything you see and only half of what you read on the internet "

    " We all dream of a world full of sunshine, happiness and peace.
    But there is a problem.
    That half of the people think it sounds like a wonderful place to live.
    The other half thinks it sounds like a wonderful place to pillage. "

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