Low Power Computer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by upinflames900, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    Hey All,

    I am looking to either buy or build a low power computer that requires the ability to power 4 HD displays along with having the need for a significantly large processor (i.e. at least 2.5GHz dual core). Any advice on lower power systems? It needs to be run from a deep cycle battery with an inverter, so energy efficiency is key.

  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    There aren't any low power machines that do this. You'll need a high end quad output card or SLI/crossfire http://www.multi-monitors.com/SUPER_PC_Dual_Monitor_Video_Cards_Multi_Screen_Graphics_s/1914.htm

    This requires a large power supply, on the order of 500 Watts, and dual video cards, which almost no store bought computers have, not to mention the high end processor you want. It's better to get two higher resolution monitors rather than 4 HD monitors, or a security monitor.
  3. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2009
    He does not need sli/crossfire to drive 4 displays.
  4. darknite38 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2010

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