Im working on a new desktop PC as my laptop is getting old
My goal is to create a computer capable of acting in 3 states, a supercomputer, a high end desktop and a eco comp
Here are the tech specs
Nake: Chell (after bit.ly/jnzqFd
CPU: Intel i7 Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
Chipset: Intel Z77
GPU: 2X nvidia 480 (yeah its a 2 or 3 year old GPU but its capable of some extreme shit!)
GPU (N/D) : Nvidia tesla C2075 6GB 384-bit
HDD: 4tb (4x 2tb drives split into a 4tb RAID) 7500RPM
SSD: 1tb (2x 512 for games, OS and renderers)
OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Backtrack 4 R3, and Tails OS
Cooler: CPU and the tesla is cooled with an 8 fan radiator ... GPUs are cooled with high speed 'silent' fans
PSUs: 1200W, 600W, 320W ... with just the 600W and 320W on you get 1 480 and all drives and all lights, with just the 600W you loose all but 1 CD drive and all the system lights
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Now how do i make an eco mode? the processor draws 150W alone!
simple and cheap ... a raspi
a raspi is a very very very low power linux computer the size of a credit card ... this will run off of the VUSB power from the 320W power supply providing 1 amp at 5V even when the power supply is off!
i will make a PCB that will fit in a PCI slot with 2 USB ports, 3 headphone jacks and an HDMI port ... the USBs i plug in my keyboard and mouse, one headphone jack goes to my speakers the other loops back on the speaker jack on my PC, the last headphone jack goes to a switch on my keyboard, HDMI port goes to HDMI in on my monitor ... where it automatically switches depending on what's on
giving me an 1ghz single core linux computer inside of a computer!
SO i have a $60 solution to how to make a super computer run off just 5W of power XD