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by alterna
Sun May 06, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: flame retardants and PVC
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

flame retardants and PVC

Well, ecopcreview.org is not open yet so I will post this here! I am interested in learning about any components available that have eliminated the use of brominated/halogenated flame retardants and PVC. On a related note, I'd like to know more about which components have these compounds in them to ...
by alterna
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

Listening to your feedback...

What would be decently green is a 65W X2 or one of the newer Semprons, on a lower powered mATX motherboard, with a notebook drive and a high efficiency lower wattage PSU. Better still are the mini ITX / pico PSU type setups, but the performance/$ goes down fast with those things, making them a hard...
by alterna
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 126507

old topic, unfortunately still a problem...

I'm getting pretty frustrated trying to build energy efficient, low wattage computers! A few months ago I had the familiar Antec NeoHE problem were it wouldn't boot any of my boards (all Asus). Now I have a ENP 5130GH from Enhance and it will not boot my Asus M2A-VM setup. Actually, it always boots ...
by alterna
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

From an operational energy efficiency point of view, 65W idle isn't very green. Lots of PCs can do much better -- ie, below 50W I know it's not "dark green" - but how about "light green"? Based on the info in SPCR's ENERGY STAR article it still seems like this system will be in the upper 20-25% of ...
by alterna
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

recently I discovered how nice mobile chips are for desktop use - and any information on power consumption for your computers would be very interesting to read about. My "classic" system (base system) is running at 2W OFF, 3.5W Standby, and 63W Idle (original post had 65W but power saving was not p...
by alterna
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

I've got a lot of work to do...

Finally, some feedback from my own perspective trying to get my organization to buy our next computer from you: Wow! Looks like I have some work to do. I want shipping and handling information up front, BEFORE I sign in. Make me set up an account at the last possible minute, please! I agree. I'm ad...
by alterna
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

Re: definately tell us more!

I'd really like to hear you philosophy behind green computing - and also how you got to this point (what made you want to sell green computers?)! Thanks for the great questions. My philosophy is quite a bit different than my actual 'actions' at the moment. I would love to sell computers that are qu...
by alterna
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

take back program

but there's one thing you don't appear to offer -- a take-back program for your customers. I thought about offering one, but my conclusion was that it is better for people to drop their computer at a local facility than to mail it again. I provide a few resources for people to find local recycling ...
by alterna
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

thanks for the comments

I will post some wattage numbers soon. I'm making sure that I will meet the new Energy Star spec that is coming in June. Notebook drives, and other parts for that matter, are something I'm considering for the future. I'm also looking at the mini-ITX form factor for future designs. There are many fac...
by alterna
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

Here's my store...

My store is called Cade PC and is located at www.cadepc.com - please have a look around. The environmental benefits come from two factors - the PC itself and the running of the business itself. The philosophy behind the PC design is to use parts that combine quality, environmental improvements, long...
by alterna
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs
Replies: 30
Views: 22442

new online store for custom environmentally friendlier pcs

I'm opening a new custom computer shop online at www.cadepc.com. I'm making it as green as possible right now, with some ideas in the works for even better systems (using smaller form factors). I'm interested in getting feedback, and I've seen some great discussions in this forum over the past few m...