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Old 11-14-2017, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I replaced an older ~40 watt idle HTPC with a tiny ~5 watt idle PC similar to the Intel NUC. I've got an external 4TB hard drive connected that contains my files and Plex content. That adds a few watts, but it's normally spun down and in low power mode.

Using integrated video will help reduce power consumption quite a bit, as well as using an Intel over AMD chip. Intel has the lead on reducing transistor size and power consumption.
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