Originally Posted by booker1
Hi. I'm in the process of upgrading my 3 year old htpc and i'm mostly concerned about idle power consumption. Will I see the same results if I use an asrock z68m itx/ht motherboard? Or will the h67 itx be better? Have you tested this particular z68 board with a kill a watt? I've read a review about this z68 board and it idles at 40 watts with an ssd. Any thoughts on this?
I have this board with the following:
60G vertex 2
1TB WD green drive
150 Pico PSU.
I am idling at around 27i-29 watts, with 1080i TV stream I run up between 38-42 watts.
Tested with a kilowatt meter. It looks higher than what assassin is getting with the H67 chip. I went with the Z68 board because I repurpose all the time, but if I did not I would have went with the 67 for the power savings.
I will try and find time to post some pics of the kilowatt meter.