• low power consumption pc's

    From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to All on Sun Sep 6 21:40:58 2020
    RE: low power consumption pc's
    BY: All

    I want a PC like a mac mini to run my bbs so i can turn off the pc i run my bbs on during the summer power emergencies in california.


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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664 to Matt Munson on Mon Sep 7 08:40:12 2020
    On 06 Sep 2020, Matt Munson said the following...

    I want a PC like a mac mini to run my bbs so i can turn off the pc i run my bbs on during the summer power emergencies in california.

    I run my board on an Intel NUC:

    https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/nuc -kit-d54250wykh-brief.pdf

    Jay

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Matt Munson on Mon Sep 7 07:48:00 2020
    Matt Munson wrote to All <=-

    I want a PC like a mac mini to run my bbs so i can turn off the pc i
    run my bbs on during the summer power emergencies in california.

    A Mac Mini still needs mains power - as does the network connection.

    Thinkpad laptops make nice BBSes. Mine, combined with a small UPS,
    stays up for several hours during power issues. If I felt inspired, I
    could use my phone's hot spot capability to send mail packets out, but
    people wouldn't be able to connect.


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  • From Greg Youngblood@1:123/131 to Rob Swindell on Mon Sep 7 18:30:06 2020
    I worked with HP on designing these systems back around 2014. I don't
    recommend
    them - they run *hot* and so stability is a problem. They *look* great
    though.

    digital man


    I checked mine seems to run 45C with a max of 49 on core one.
    Then here is another suggestion I have two of these also.

    Dell OptiPlex 3040 Small Form Factor with Core i5-6500 3.20GHz

    I'm trying to get away from my 850 watt Dell PowerEdge 2950 Gen III
    Being where I moving, Lake Linden,MI I be lucky to get 25/2 Internet speeds
    to slow to run the web sites I have.

    I'll be selling the two PowerEdge Gen III & two PowerEdge 960's a
    Watchguard with PFSense Dell Power Connect 32 port switch and a 8 port KVM
    1200 W UPS and 8 slot rack.

    -Greg

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Greg Youngblood on Mon Sep 7 18:48:28 2020
    Re: RE: low power consumption pc's
    By: Greg Youngblood to Rob Swindell on Mon Sep 07 2020 06:30 pm

    I worked with HP on designing these systems back around 2014. I don't
    recommend
    them - they run *hot* and so stability is a problem. They *look* great
    though.

    I checked mine seems to run 45C with a max of 49 on core one.

    Yeah, that's getting hot. Running 24/7, it'll get hotter, so not a good server platform.

    Then here is another suggestion I have two of these also.

    Dell OptiPlex 3040 Small Form Factor with Core i5-6500 3.20GHz

    Yeah, that looks like a lot more reasonable form factor.

    I'm trying to get away from my 850 watt Dell PowerEdge 2950 Gen III

    I would too!


    digital man

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  • From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to Rob Swindell on Mon Sep 7 17:14:30 2020
    RE: RE: low power consumption pc's
    BY: Rob Swindell(1:103/705)


    I worked with HP on designing these systems back around 2014. I don't recommend them - they run *hot* and so stability is a problem. They
    *look* great though.
    Just like those cool gamer laptops where you likely can scald your lap.


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