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Using Mobile CPU in a tower for efficiency

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July 25, 2010 7:31:03 PM

I'm looking at making a super efficient system that is strong enough to watch blu ray and handle basic computing. I was looking into making a highly power efficient system by using a mobile cpu in an atx mini tower because the power consumption is less than half of what a standard cpu would need. Is there a way to do this?
July 25, 2010 8:16:55 PM

ive never heard of that even being an idea
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July 25, 2010 10:01:19 PM

nor have i, it was just a thought
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July 25, 2010 10:15:54 PM

still have to factor in desktop chipsets, memory, vrm, power supply, hdd, video etc to make it efficent
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July 25, 2010 10:22:23 PM

indeed, however, i would have to use a laptop mobo in order to accommodate the cpu. the main advantage here is that most mobile cpus use less than half the wattage of the average desktop cpu.
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July 26, 2010 12:46:58 AM

You can get a socket p motherboard that will ues the C2D mobile CPU. Thay also have ATOM CPUs and MOBO combos.

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July 26, 2010 12:48:31 AM

You can use a mobile cpu, Intel P8400 2.26 starting at >$215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a socketP motherboard starting at $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or, use a i3-G6950 @2.8 for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a mini-itx motherboard for $105.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$355 vs. $195.
How much value do you put on saving a few watts?
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