Some US states tightening power consumption requirements for high-end gaming PCs

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  1. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    ok no one here is dense in the every day sense and i was annoyed but didnt mean to insult.

    PG&E (aka Pigs, Greed, & Extortion) is a historically mean and cheap operation. it goes back further than Erin Brockovich, or blowing up the city of San Bruno.

    they are just now burying TL and it'll be a 10 year process
    up north it's worse because of more forests in, around, and near Bonneville that have never seen (according to tree rings) this kind of heat.
     
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    my cousin is named Alexa...boy does she hate Amazon
     
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    hahaha!...yea, I would imagine having the name Alexa nowadays is kind of rough!

    PS: I would love to see a Redwood or Sequoia tree before I'm gone.
     
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    These regulations are passed by the same politicians who have multi-million dollar mansions, with the carbon footprint of 10 homes, and fly on private jets everywhere. Truth is they don't care about the environment. They only want to preserve their lavish lifestyle at the expense of their consistence. The first people that really need to "pay their fair share" are the scumbags that exempt themselves from the laws they pass.
     
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    Bam!....you knocked it out the park with that one Buddy!...nothing political though...:p
     
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    Seems to be a half-assed way to deal with the overloaded underfunded power infrastructure in the united states.

    Reminds me of how in california,they use rolling blackouts to prevent forest fires(rather than fix the problem)
     
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    Dont vote for the democrats.
    I hope this will make enough people mad to move right, but honestly most gamers build from parts so they wont care

    NO, its has to be the OTHER way, if you have more kids youll get more discounts and benefits.
    You see, i do support what you said, 1000% behind it actually BUT this kind of law can only work in a NORMAL country, meaning we at the west will have one kid per family [we already have something similar on average anyway]
    BUT all the 3rd worlders and especially muslims will keep having 4 to 8 kids.
    This kind of law will let them take over without firing a bullet.
    Its a suicide for people of European descent.
     
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    Did no one wonder why only Dell was mentioned here? From what I understand this has more to do about power consumption while in idle not active mode (fully admit I could be wrong or missed something). This bill didn't just pop into existence either. All companies were informed of this years ago and Dell decided not to do anything about it. Which isn't a huge shocker giving how poorly designed the alienware line is. Take a look at the thermal throttles on that bad boy. Think it was a 20% performance increase by leaving the case open and doing nothing else. I don't know why we immediately have to jump to the most extreme example for every case and then die on that hill. It's just way to stressful to live that way :)

    As I said yesterday... Oh boy. As if we needed one more thing for people to blow way out of proportion.
     
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    Knowing what energy wasting the average anerican car is, this makes absolutely no sense..? Not that it would make any sense otherwise..
     
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    Those news are blown out of the proportion .... It does not affect everyday users custom pcs .... What the law is about is to not let your computer on and idle with out going to sleep. It does not really restrict what kind of card you can use if anything is a lot less strict to the high end systems . Long story short this is about a) power supply efficiency to meet the guide lines witch is good no more prebuilds with garbage PSUs !!! And then the settings they come out of the store they require them to have your pc go to sleep if you go afk for a bit . The end user can change that anytime and they have no power or way to check everyones settings. There are a few more things into it but the main gist of it is what i said . So while it is barely registering on the carbon footprint there are energy shavings to be made still .
     
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    You mean cars, which also have efficiency standards?
     
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    Makes me move more left honestly.

    It's both idle and active - it doesn't really state which one dell is violating though. Either way the active requirements aren't really that strict.

    This thread is just filled with people that react to titles, don't read the sources and use 3 braincells to form an opinion. Just look at the number of people in here comparing this to other devices/objects as if those don't all have efficiency standards already.
     
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    You know, with this new pre-made PC rule I'm going to have to buy all my parts separately and build my own computer I guess. In a few weeks I get a big check, maybe I'll buy a new CPU, Video card, and motherboard.

    Maybe I'll commemorate the event and call it "The Great Replacement"

    What do you think? I can't wait.
     
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    there is no such thing as a free lunch

    and i don't care about your politics except when people confuse facts with politics.

    so despite being fairly apolitical i vote for democrats.
    especially in California politics because the democrats rescued the state from republican incompetence that left us blacked out and neck deep in debt and the economic laughingstock.
    who's laughing now that republicans have made their names Mudd and cannot win statewide?

    back when republicans had facts on their side i voted for them.
    but when they decided as a party that facts do not matter they left me behind forever.
     
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    With your mindset just offer your rig(s) to the States. It would be the most educated decision for them.
     
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    Yeah I'm not interested in being associated with massive logical leaps, fallacies and other dumb comparisons like this one.

    Pretty much every device people use in this thread and in their homes are subjected to efficiency standards. CA decides to slightly tighten them based on guidance from the SIA and a bunch of people here collectively lose their crap for no reason - literally effects two computer lines that are known for being dogshit. "Hurr durr democrats stealing my rights" ignoring the fact that the executive director of the CEC, Drew Bohan, was first appointed to a government energy position by a Republican.

    Also for the record I'm a registered Republican - but like @tunejunky I can't get behind the dumb positions that are increasingly becoming prevalent in the party.
     
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  18. itpro

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    My bill, is my debt to take care. Authorities should not dictate what one can purchase or not. Governments all over the world are killing day by day all freedoms one can live with. CovidXXXX and climate change, now now, should we die for the general wellbeing now, don't we?

    Requirements for what and decided by who, for whom? WE DO NOT NEED requirements for any device. By end of the day, usage varies from user to user. All our devices have a unique imprint for this whole environmental parody. Energy class stamps where already enough.
     
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    Your facts are your own and do not reflect either majority or the truth around you. Even a lie, could be a fact for your existence.
     
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    wtf is this gibberish
     

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