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Low power desktop – via: 8.5W Core i3-based desktop computer (English) – mux’ blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/12

Emile Nijssen, Dutch student Electronics at the Delft University of Technology wrote an interesting English 8.5W Core i3-based desktop computer abstract of a Dutch series of post getting a Desktop setup running far under 10W.

Though about 2 years old, they are immensely useful as not many people have thoroughly researched all that, and the info is still very applicable on more today’s hardware.

I got there because I was looking for some real world usage of VMP3203 DC/DC converters at 5V output that you can really well priced on DealExtreme (the PDF of the “datasheet” seems offline, but there is a Google cache of it).

If you can read/translate Dutch, this is the series (be sure to read the comments, as those contain about 25% of the info):

  1. Teaser: Core i3 desktopsysteem @ 10W idle… – mux’ blog.
  2. 10W core i3 systeem – de voorbereidingen – mux’ blog.
  3. 10W i3 systeem – de treinreis – mux’ blog.
  4. 10W i3 systeem – undervolten en hardwaremods! – mux’ blog.
  5. 10W i3-systeem: nu voor maar 8.5W! – mux’ blog.

He even won a prize of EUR 2500 with this design!

Great work!


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