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August 9, 2010 8:10:05 AM

I wonder which consumes less electricity?

Atom 270+945GSE
Atom D510+nm10express

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August 9, 2010 8:44:35 AM

probably the second as it has much more efficient chipset
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August 9, 2010 2:52:34 PM

Atom ain't the best for a home server, look towards an low power Athlon II dual-core.
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August 9, 2010 7:26:11 PM

das_stig said:
Atom ain't the best for a home server, look towards an low power Athlon II dual-core.


So long as it's just serving files, a dual-core Atom is fine. If it's going to be doing anything CPU-intensive then the Athlon II or i3/i5 are certainly worth considering.
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August 9, 2010 7:34:31 PM

I personally think that the atom is way to expensive, I would go for the Sempron http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Its a dual core and its $34. What could be cheaper? Especailly when you can actually choose your own heatsink and you can change out the cpu if you need to. Where the atom is permanently placed on the motherboard, which is always a mini-atx. Which is a horrible form factor.
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August 9, 2010 9:36:29 PM

Computerrock1 said:
I personally think that the atom is way to expensive, I would go for the Sempron http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Its a dual core and its $34. What could be cheaper?


I believe a dual-core Atom and motherboard is about $80 these days? That's one of the cheapest combos available.

The big limitation as a server is that the Intel chipsets on the Atom motherboards typically only support two SATA hard drives. You can get more with an Ion board, but that pushes the cost up into three figures.
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August 9, 2010 10:02:07 PM

But if you get the Sempron, you have choice of what motherboard you want, which includes whatever brand you want, without being limited to ZOTAC.
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August 10, 2010 6:09:30 AM

I was thinking a Athlon 2650e, which has a TPD 15w
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