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Announcement   Announcement : AresOne: Shop gone online
   posted by phoenixkonsole on 28-Nov-2009 18:01:32 (1552 reads)
The AresOne-Webstore can now be reached under www.ares-shop.de - if someone considers to buy a AresOne or Aros/AmigaOS downloadable apps or Aros compatible- Hardware, in the future, please feel free to register.

Everyone who does a registration gets a lifetime discount of 3% for all orders in the shop.
This special offer ends on 12-31-2009 0:00.


The shop is just under construction and i need some days more for A-live`09 so please wait with ordering something. Everything should work until the planned release date (december the first)

To get the discount no order is required, just register.

We are still looking for Aros/Amiga developers and their software for our category "aros downloadable apps" where we want to offer AROS and or AmigaOS apps for a few bucks.

Feel free to contact us.

Regards,

Pascal Papara
    

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ChaosLord 
Re: AresOne: Shop gone online
Posted on 29-Nov-2009 11:34:52
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Holy fossil fuels Batman! 500W power supply?! Why such a gigantic power supply?

I have never owned any computer with a greater than 350W power supply, which is huge.

My current, power-hungry, electricity sucking, global warming inducing, environment destroying Bill Gates Compatible Personal Computer (bgcpc) with 2 Hard Drives, 1 CD drive, 1 DVD R/W Drive, 1 Floppy drive, onboard ethernet + an extra ethernet PCI card with 3 fans (PSU Fan, CPU Fan, Case Fan) + 1 GB RAM with 1.5 Ghz cpu overheats the room it is in every summer. In winter I never have to turn on a "heater". The computer itself is a giant heater.

This bgcpc used to have a nvidia gfx card installed. That had yet another fan, and it used a LOT more electricity. But I kept almost passing out from all the heat so I had to rip it out and use the onboard gfx instead. This cut the heat in half approximately.

All of that runs on a 250W power supply. That is two-hundred and fifty watts. Half of the Ares-One.

As an American who cares about the environment I would never ever purchase any 500W pc.

Is there some technical reason that AROS needs more electricity than Windows XP?


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Re: AresOne: Shop gone online
Posted on 29-Nov-2009 11:52:57
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Aros does not need that power, Pascal is just allowing Aros to have access to high performance 3D cards as Gallium comes on line with further support of 3D hardware.

The Ares range is aimed at people who want a very high performance version of Aros and maybe dual booting with Windows/Linux that tends to use a lot for Games etc.

The iMica range is for those who are happy with Atom based computing with maybe an ION chipset later for Gallium again in a dual booting scenario.

Have no fear I am sure he can supply a more realistic PSU for anyone who prefers it.

Last edited by clusteruk on 29-Nov-2009 at 11:53 AM.


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Re: AresOne: Shop gone online
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Ok. I didn't realize that "modern" gfx cards were burning 250 watts all by themselves these days. That is really scary. Thanx 4 the info.

/me happily continues with his onboard gfx


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Re: AresOne: Shop gone online
Posted on 29-Nov-2009 13:53:59
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Thanks Steve for your answer. 500W could be even to low for modern cards, some of them have a own powersupply ; ) Its a compromise. But you should now that the PSU is capable to deliver 500W(not exactly becuase it depends on the efficiency) this does`t mean it consumes it all the time.

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Good work!

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