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Two setups, which one is better for low power consumption

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December 3, 2008 5:55:54 AM

I am looking to build a $200ish rig to be on almost 24/7, and only used for data transfers. Here are the two setups I have come up with, I'm asking which one would be the better of the two for keeping on all day everyday, which otherwise would cause a higher rate of my gaming rig to over heat, and so on.

AMD Build

MoBo - JetWay JM26GT4 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813153120

Case - Rosewill R102-P-BK Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811147111

CPU - AMD Sempron 64 3400+ 1.8GHz Socket AM2 62W Single-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819104006

RAM - WINTEC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Memory
Item #:N82E16820161677

PSU - Athena Power AP-MPS3ATX20 200W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817104112

DVD-ROM - LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106276



ATOM Build

Mobo/CPU - Intel BOXD945GCLF Intel Atom processor 230 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo - Retail
Item #: N82E16813121342

Case - APEX MI-100 Black / Silver Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811154084

RAM - Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5/2G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134192

DVD-ROM - LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106276

All of these are from newegg, so if you need more info, comment or just check it out from the eggs. I am planning on running either XP Pro SP3 or Ubuntu 8.04.1. If anybody knows whether I should use one or the other OS, that would also be greatly appriciated.

P.S. I already have the sata adapter for the AMD build so i can power my DVD-ROM
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December 3, 2008 6:40:30 AM

get the amd, more performance for almost the same idle power consumption.
December 3, 2008 7:03:15 AM

zodiacfml said:
get the amd, more performance for almost the same idle power consumption.


Far more performance, then Ubuntu for the networking and ease of maintenance, or XP if you favour that platform/have "Linux makes me so scared I do a little bit of pee in my underwear"-itis.
December 3, 2008 7:12:11 AM

thank you guys, quick reply, and helped out alot. i believe i am going to go with the AMD Build with Slomo4Sho's Processor.
December 3, 2008 7:47:54 AM

just dont use cheap **** jetway boards...
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