system power usage

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    Got a question for you. im looking it up as much as i can on hte net but i dont have time to do it all since im at work at the same time LOL.

    so i ask here to see if anyone knows.

    im totaling up power to see if i can change over a server

    current server is
    amd 2800 64
    asus K8N4-E delux
    1gb ddr
    LOL 14hdd's (dont ask LOL)
    Floopy
    gigabit nic and one dvd rom


    I am thnking about moving it over to a P3 system
    its just a file server with max of 4 users. and processes some torrents.
    same amount of hdd's
    and ram just motherboard and CPU difference.
    it would be a p3 1ghz cpu.


    any ideas on what one would use less power?
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    P3 system will use less. A reality check is to look at the sze of the HSF required it tells the whole heat story. P3 HSF is tiny compared to the current ones.
     
  3. Erbmaster

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  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    good site. down side is that it does not have the p3 CPU of 1.13.

    hmm well with the lowest p4 cpu its just 10 watts less. but it would be intresting to see what the p3 would use.

    if there are redundant powersupplys in the case. do they take up extra power?
     
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  5. Erbmaster

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    From a review at SharkyExtreme

     
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  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    oo thank you.
     
  7. Erbmaster

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    You're welcome :)
    Hopefully with that and the calculator, you can equate roughly how much those 14 HDDs are sucking up :p
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    if they are old ide near 10-15w i think - think new sata drives are 5w each
     
  9. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i think im going to cut down the hdd's and also get some new 750gb drives today so i can have fewer devices and same space.
     
  10. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    LOL now to mod out an e-server to make the P3 take hotswap sata and my own PSU.