Sunday, September 14, 2008

Video card for new PC

This is what will take the energy and be bad for budget and environment...the PCI-express video card. This card needs a 400 watt power supply. A green PC would use less something like 300 watts. Here is the manufacturer's information page for the card I bought e-GeForce 8500 GT Part Number: 01G-P2-N793-LR

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Building a workstation from parts.

I am planning on building a semi green PC. I would like to use the Wolfdale processor because it is the latest in high energy efficiency. The power supply will be a 500 watt Seasonic which is again a high efficiency component but all in the all this system will be a high energy use system. I will also try to buy an HP w2007 20 inch widescreen LCD monitor again this is a high efficiency monitor in terms of energy use. So this will be a PC rather than a Mac. It will run Windows Vista and Debian Linux. Yesterday I purchased a motherboard for this project. I simply bought an Asus high end board on sale at PC Cyber The board is an Asus P5WDG2 WS so brings me into the quad core dual core world for the first time. .