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A Greener Home Office: Belkin Smart AV And Moneual Sonamu G100
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Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K, 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3AMD Athlon X2 4850e, 2.5 GHz, Socket AM2, 1 MB L2
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2HGigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2
Memory
Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600
OCZ Gold Edition XTC 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR2-800
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M 160 GB SSDSA2M160G2GC, SATA 3Gb/s (System Drive)
Graphics
Intel Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon 2100
Power Supply
Sparkle 1250 W, 80 PLUS
System Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
DirectX
DirectX 11
Graphics DriverIntel Driver 8.15.10.2266
AMD Catalyst 11.2


In order to isolate the effects of the Belkin Conserve Smart AV power strip and Moneual Sonamu G100 case, we test the average power load over one hour of use.

We also test the Sonamu G100 in two modes. First, we check how much power is used by adding the auxiliary power module. Second, we measure how much power the 300 W Logisys power supply uses on its own. This is done so that we can isolate the effects of the power module.

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