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News Energy saving downloads with the Somniloquy

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Up next: Play Crysis with your PC turned off!
     
  3. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    bit torrent is so last year!
     
  4. MajorTom

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    Yes there is no talk about bit torrent these days whatsoever.
     
  5. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    that would require another pc
     
  6. Psytek

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    Microsoft approves of bittorrent - woohoo
     
  7. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Computer sleep? what's that? ;)

    Whenever I've used sleep mode (no mattter what build) It's always blue screened on wake up or shortly after. So sleep mode is always the first thing I disable on an install.
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...I thought that's what Netbooks were for :D
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Interesting but if I'm that desperate to download, I'll just leave my computer on to be honest.
     
  10. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Biggest issue is cost, if its going to be >£80 (i just picked a number) your going to need to have some size gaming rig drawing many hundreds of watts to save any money for a good couple of years.
     
  11. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    Money calculations aside, the savings on your ears when your trying to sleep and not having that wirr 24/7 of all your fans might be worth it for some people.
     
  12. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I agree with jojii, I leave my pc running and I am used to the fans but I have to turn it off if someone else is here. would be nice to have something like this.
     
  13. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Nice idea, but as far as cost savings go I think I have to agree with steveo_mcg and as far as noise goes, I would find it a lot less distracting to leave my computer on (which is a gentle whirring noise) than have it turn on periodically which makes a noise like it is about to take off as all the fans start up.
     
  14. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    It will only be a matter of time before this will all be an IC, using the massive RAM space more and more people are getting.
    It will be on the spec. pages of mobos along with teaming, WOL etc...
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    doesnt the Killer Nic M1 or whatever its called already do this by allowing your system to be in sleep mode and have a USB hard drive hooked up to it running a BT client on a linux type kernel? Also there are plenty of NAS unites that can do this as well.
     
  16. Zeus-Nolan

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    If i really want to download something i often use my phone (N95 8gb) and if its a torrent then i use symtorrent, i downloaded a trailer for star trek yesterday and pluged it into my ps3 and watched it with out having to dl from my pc :)
     
  17. UberTiger

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    Is there a symtorrent equivalent for the iPhone? Sounds like a top idea.
     
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