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    Low power htpc & server

    What is the lowest power cpu & motherboard combination for a home server but still work as HTPC too.

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    Re: Low power htpc & server

    Depends how many major cities you want it to power.
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    Re: Low power htpc & server

    Could always look at an atom mobo and cpu and pair it up with a 4350 if you wanted hi def playback.
    Or most likely a le-1640 and a 740g mobo.
    Could use 1 stick of ram and a compact flash card - serial ata for storage.
    Won't be fast, but will do as needed and use very little power.
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    Re: Low power htpc & server

    E5200 and GA-E7AUM-DS2H motherboard actual measurements by me with an Aldi wattmeter thingy on the base unit power supply:

    Built-in GeForce 9400 at idle: 41 watts
    Built-in GeForce 9400 playing 1080p video: 51 watts.

    Gigabyte ATI HD4850 at idle: 80 watts
    Gigabyte ATI HD4850 playing 1080p video: 95 watts

    Re. the Intel Atom, although the CPU is very low-power, the chipset needs a fan and is quite power-hungry. I can't remember seeing actual power usage measurements, though.

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