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Here's another one to consider: http://www.thermalta...35&ID=1882#Tab2

 

 

 

I think the phantom power used by the power supply would be very close to the power used by the USB fan; these fans use very little power.

 

Phantom power if there is any, does not even register on my meter. A typical computer fan draws roughly 4.5 watts. That is a huge difference over time 24/7

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The amazing (sad?) thing is how recently we were all using CRT monitors

Phantom power if there is any, does not even register on my meter. A typical computer fan draws roughly 4.5 watts. That is a huge difference over time 24/7

 

The Thermaltake cooler draws about 1 watt, which I think is more than reasonable.

 

IMHO, 4.5 watts is not a big deal. It's only half of what a typical nitelite draws. You're talking about less than what it costs to power a 100 watt bulb for 1 hour. I'm all for energy efficiency, but I think worrying about these levels is a bridge too far.

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I have a CRT for my server too.  It's the only display I have besides the attached displays of the laptops in my network.    I measured the power consumption of the CRT at 50 watts.  The power consumption of the N54L  with 5 HDD's, 1 SSD, a USB 3.0 PCIe card and the processor running at 100% is 75 - 83 watts. Power consumption at idle was measured at around 40 watts.    Adding a RAC increases power consumption by 10 watts.  External HDD's at idle take about 5 watts each.  When spinning at full speed (7200 rpm) and transferring data at maximum rate, the Seagate 2TB & 4TB drives I measured consumed about 10 watts each. 

 

With my server operating at full capacity and with three external HDD's attached the power consumption went to 95 watts + the 50 watts of the CRT.

 

From the picture, there are a couple 8-port switches (5-10 watts each), a 2-disk NAS (20-30 watts), a 4-disk NAS (40-45 watts), and possibly a router (25 watts).

 

 

That closet looks to be about 1.25 meters wide by 1 meter tall.  That closet should easily get 20 C. warmer than ambient.  It would be higher if the doors didn't have louvers.

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I keep mine an the extra bedroom so I can easily work on it if I want to.

 

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LOL. You need a couple of pictures on the walls pcdoc :) Or maybe some CCR posters :D

 

Seriously, I am a little bit surprised you have the units on the carpet where they can suck in dust. I realise you likely don't go in that room all that much, but I would have expected them to be on a table of some kind. You have no issues with dust?

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