Wow, that's really impressive. I haven't looked into those really. I know that the soldered cpu is more efficient. Are there any other ones I should consider? Probably hard to beat 10 tdp.I know it's a bit off topic, but if you need something more power efficient have a look at this. It's based on Intel's Braswell (Atom / Celeron line) with just 10W of TDP.
From ebay.. includes stock HSF.What's a good price for the 4130T used? Like 80 and under?
Is it feasible to run such low power CPUs (like the 6700T or 6600T) totally fanless using a big heatsink and decent VRM on the motherboard?
Not the case anymore since I added a dGPU in the mix, but up until a few weeks ago my HTPC was running a 6600K + Noctua NH D14 semi-passive combo with only 1 case fan set at minimum speed. If memory serves me right my stress tests concluded the setup could handle Prime 95 for 30-60 min intervals with no TDP limit in place, but a ~50W TDP limit would have been better if the CPU was to be continuously loaded (which was not the case).Not to say it can't be done, but lots of things have to be right for a quad to run at heavy loads passively.
I have this board as well. After measuring power consumption, the H81M ECO board returns almost with the same power consumption as with H81M-E33. The ECO board was a marketing gimmick at launch.I'm building an eco friendly rig with an Intel MSI H81M ECO board. I think i have to go with a 35w. Can anyone recommend a CPU that runs cool, efficiently, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Many thanks.
I wouldn't call that OT. That's pretty impressive if the max load is 20W though, even if it was was just the board and a SSD.Sort of OT...but I've been using a 4130T since mid 2015 on a WMC setup (6 tuner max) and have yet to see it spike over 20W TOTAL system usage. Don't remember the board right off hand but it is using a highly efficient PICO PSU. I've got a 120mm fan running in silent mode. Knock on wood, but have never had an issue with it, even while streaming HD on the TV using Netflix/HULU/Amazon Prime video along with the WMC duty.
16GB of DDR3, 2TB WD Green drive and 120GB Intel SSD plus CPU fan and case fan (slowed down via MB and additional hardware fan controllers). It may spike higher than that but I've never caught it.I wouldn't call that OT. That's pretty impressive if the max load is 20W though, even if it was was just the board and a SSD.
Guess my comment comes too late for you, but for others, if you really have to have socket 1150, and are willing to go with just a little bit more power, and of course are willing to spend a few bucks more, all of the socket 1150 cpus that are "T" chips max out at 45 watts. This includes up to the i7-4770K...that is if you can find one and if the price is right.Well, good news gents.. I picked up that 4130T for 56 bucks.