[kwlug-disc] The sweet(?) smell of power supplies

Jason Locklin locklin.jason at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 10:44:50 EDT 2014


Just for fun, this would be approximately the best you can do while
staying safely under 150Watts and staying reasonably priced:

> PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3nyKO
> Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3nyKO/by_merchant/
> Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3nyKO/benchmarks/
> 
> CPU: Intel Core i3-2120T 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($160.80 @ Amazon Canada) 
> Motherboard: MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($88.02 @ Amazon Canada) 
> Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($79.99 @ Canada Computers) 
> Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($129.99 @ NCIX) 
>
> Total: $458.80
> Estimated Wattage: 109W 
> 
> Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
> (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 10:33 EDT-0400)

That would scream running Linux, but would be lacking for gaming. No
idea what Windows needs nowadays though. That website is too much fun.
Now, back to work... right...

-Jason




On Mon 07 Apr 2014 10:02:49 AM EDT, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> She has rather formidable power requirements, but we were talking about
> whether something like this was available. I'll pass it along. Thanks.
>
> Darcy.
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Jason Locklin <locklin.jason at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Have you thought of building a low-power system with something like one
>> of these: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104186
>>
>> Transformer is sealed in plastic, so no dust/smell from it. Thinking
>> about building a system like this with one of the low-power Haswell
>> chips and an SSD, myself (not for the smell, I just like
>> power-efficient, quiet machines).
>>
>> -Jason
>>
>>
>> On 14-04-05 03:56 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>>> PC hardware question, not specific to Linux, but some of you folks may
>> have
>>> ideas.
>>>
>>> My partner has some rather significant allergies and sensitivities.  She
>>> also needs to replace her 12-year-old desktop computer.
>>>
>>> In general electronics tend to be okay for her, but the power supply
>> seems
>>> to be a stumbling block.  New power supplies smell really bad, triggering
>>> her sensitivities.  And they're blowing that bad air into her living
>> space.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know of a retailer that sells power supplies that she'd be
>> able
>>> to crack open a bunch and give them a sniff-test?
>>>
>>> Is there somewhere we can look at used power supplies, preferably from
>>> hopefully neutral office environments (rather than, say, the homes of
>>> smokers or pet owners)?
>>>
>>> We're not entirely sure what it is in the power supplies that is
>> triggering
>>> her.  We know that the PVC wiring is bad (I'm not holding out much hope,
>>> but if someone knows of a manufacturer that coats their wires in
>> something
>>> other than PVC, that would be very useful to know).  But we've tried a
>>> bunch and haven't come up with much luck.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions would be helpful.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Darcy.
>>>
>>>
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