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 Post subject: Low power tuning overkill?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Hello everyone,,
I'm wondering why so many on the forums are trying to push their very power efficient machines even lower with lots of effort.

People starting youporn.wiki/ xhamster.vip/ redtube.onl/ from let's say 50W AC @ idle and targeting 30W.

Even assuming 24*365 hours of uptime a year, this 20W saving would mean 175kWh a year. Assuming let's say 10c/kWh, it saves less than 20eur a year.

My point is, most easy way to save energy is start from the most power hungry things, like replacing all incandescent and halogen lights with fluorescents, better house insulation, switching away from oil or electric heating, driving a bicycle and leaving the car at home, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Low power tuning overkill?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 am 
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Sure, start with the low hanging fruit. All the fluorescents are replaced with leds ages ago. Never had a car etc. But it's also a hobby. I enjoy setting up an energy efficient system. Only in rare cases is it a rational effort (as in homo economicus rationality) to save money.

This is borderline overkill imo. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Low power tuning overkill?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:59 am 
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Sure, start with the low hanging fruit. All the fluorescents are replaced with leds ages ago. Never had a car etc. But it's also a hobby. I enjoy setting up an energy efficient system.

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..and a lower power PC is a cooler quieter PC.

When the electric company replaced the old analog power meter with a digital one, I was on a kick to see how low of an 'idle power' I could get for my house. Part science project, part hobby. :)

Also, regarding replacing oil and resistive electric furnaces: heat pump is the way to go. So, electric is back in. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:14 am 
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Vicotnik wrote:
I'm surprised that Fluffy 2 has/had a stock Intel cooler. But given the date of the blog post I am not sure what passive coolers would have been around at the time. Today a passive cooler such as the Arctic Cooling Alpine 12 would hopefully reduce power consumption just that little bit further.


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 Post subject: Re: Low power tuning overkill?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:36 am 
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UsherBhai wrote:
My point is, most easy way to save energy is start from the most power hungry things, like replacing all incandescent and halogen lights with fluorescents, better house insulation, switching away from oil or electric heating, driving a bicycle and leaving the car at home, etc.
Not all need insulation on their homes, not all have heating in their homes, besides that not all are doing it for the envoirement or saving, in my case i did it because it PC for me are a hobby and i wanted the lowest comsuption i could reach, and the pc run 24/7, so all in all i do agree that droping pc to their lowest for saving the envoirment or money on energy is not that great, but that are not the only valid reasons to persue it.

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 Post subject: Re: Low power tuning overkill?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 am 
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Insulation helps keep a building cooler in the heat, too.

Drive less, walk more, ride a bike, eat local food, compost and recycle, fly less, make smarter purchases, use renewable energy as much as possible - are all things we all need to do.

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