Depending on how old your cpu is, it probably has the ability to 'throttle' itself
i am going to get new parts... so i still don't have the CPU :-)
what do you recommend? to get the cheapest CPU?
The hard drives, display, and more should all be able to have power settings set in Linux
i was thinking to get the WD green hard drives
about monitor: i will use SSH after installation... so no monitor is needed... this will be a pure storage... no one will sit in front of it.
after reading the tips at http://www.lesswatts.org/tips/misc.php
i was wondering if i get from the beginning green metal parts...
i mean lets say a cheap GigaByte Motherboard with good power saving features... and a very green CPU (still did not choose one) and the green Hard Disks...
how much $$$ would i save per year if i not enable the turn hard drives off...
maybe its good enough to enable CPU power saving while idle and let the HDDs on... it will give them a longer life?