“The VIA pc3500 mainboard has been specifically designed to build PCs that have low power requirements. Just how simple is it to build a PC that consumes less than 60W? We tested various components in order to build a sub-60W PC and then compared the power consumption during various tasks to a mid-range PC, with some surprising results.”
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Source: VIA Arena
VIA Arena shows you just how easy it is to build a PC that consumes less than 60W. It’s not a crippled system either. It doesn’t have the power to max out the settings in some intense games, but it handles World of Warcraft perfectly.