Topic Title: Which aspect is the most important to you?
Topic Summary: Speed? Heat? Power?
Created On: 09/18/2012 06:34 PM
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 09/18/2012 06:34 PM
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Everyone has a different goal. For some it is raw speed, for others it's a balance between speed and power, and others go for low power consumption. So what's yours?

For me it is finding the optimal balance between speed and power consumption. Why try to squeeze out a couple hundred extra mhz if it'll cost you half a tenth (or more) of a voltage increase?

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Since in my country the electrical energy is so cheap, I always try to get the best of my system.. Zero efficiency..

Besides, my computer it's on 24/7, all the year, so no point trying to look low consumption..

 

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I can't run mine 24/7, the heat would kill me. My ideal ambient temperature for sleeping is about 55°F, and in the late spring/summer (not right now thankfully, high pressure is drawing down cold air to give 40s and 50s at night, unseasonably cool) it's damn near 80°F when I go to sleep...

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 09/19/2012 03:39 AM
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For me it all about balance. 

I can turn my PC into a power hungry monster but I don't see the point since the performance is already very satisfaing.

Actualy I let the system to default, to do what ever it want based on the software demands. So if I play a game and the system doesn't turbo boost I'm fine.

Also, an other thing is the heat. Very much like every knolegable PC user, heat is the worst enemy after water XD.
During summer (I live in Greece) the average temp in my case is 72.0ºF (day) and 52.40ºF(night). So if I OC then I have prety more chances to fray my system and much more to slow it donw.

Those temps by the way are with the A/C on , so if I no A/C then the temp sky rockets at 104.0ºF~113.0ºF

So...balance is the best choice for me. 



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 09/19/2012 01:39 PM
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I chose the, "BIOS is a 4-letter word..." option. 

I haven't really changed anything, or messed around with my system in over a year.  The only thing I did when I built the system was change the stock CPU cooler to a more quiet Zalman CPNS5x.

I am quite content to have a computer that just works for what it is.

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 09/19/2012 01:53 PM
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That's why I stopped running Linux at home.  It's come a long way in recent years to being more desktop-friendly, but it still requires me to think sometimes.  Doing my mod projects provide me with enough geekery, and after a day spent forcing software to do unnatural things, I don't want to think. 



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 09/19/2012 02:51 PM
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 09/19/2012 02:59 PM
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Hey Mime, I posted this on here last year but it was lost when the forum went through all the reconstruction and crap:



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I've done most of those things, at one point or another. 

Don't get me wrong, I like Linux and think it's a good system, but when it feels like the computer is using you, then something has gone wrong. 



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