Important early blog post by Ted Pollak on why it's important to look at total cost of ownership (not just purchase price).

Nice online "Workshop" by on a stepwise approach to reducing gaming PC energy use (hardware + software tweaks).

Benchmark tests showing how motherboard power varies by model (for identical CPU).

EnergyStar PCs (but not gaming PCs)

EnergyStar displays


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