Der Grüne PC

Ars Technica hat sich mal die üblichen PC-Komponenten angeschaut und gibt Tipps, wie man am ehesten dem Ideal eines „grünen PCs“ nahe kommen kann: Ars System Guide special: it’s easy being green.

Keep in mind that $700, $1,400, or more to build a green system will pay for a lot of electricity, and you’ll end up with a very modest system. The best part is the very minimal power use, although an Asus Eee PC or a low-end Core 2 Duo T5270-based laptop probably does just as well on power consumption—even moreso when the monitor is taken into account.
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Beyond that, it’s hard to say. If you already have an Athlon 64, late-model Celeron D or any sort of Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual-core processor right as your primary system, your best bet is to make sure you have a decent power supply in it, maybe make sure it has a thrifty LCD attached, and set it to spin down the hard drive when the system is idle. The near future looks very interesting in the extremely green, low-power area. VIA’s upcoming Isaiah architecture and Intel’s Silverthorne, combined with even faster (and hopefully lower-cost) SSDs make for a very attractive future for green computing efforts.

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