December 19, 2013 at 10:00PM from MakeUseOf
Despite misconceptions about green computing, a do-it-yourself solution can offer both cheaper build and power costs than conventional alternatives. Some erroneously claim that the power saved won’t amount to the cost of the build, but the math shows rather large savings over the lifespan of a computer, especially for Europeans. In my experiment, I built a 15-watt desktop computer, which provides decent performance as a media center, web browser and light gaming machine. Assuming the computer operates for eight hours a day with electricity costing $0.15 per kilowatt/hour (kWh), the cost of powering it comes out to $6.57 a year….
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