Green PC BE20

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This looks like a useful hardware platform for Myth. It can be bought without an OS and has very low power consumption.

I have looked around and can't find anything that offers as many PCI/PCIe slots for so few Watts.

Very-PC is changing their business model - you used to be able to buy direct from them but that is not the case now. If you want to buy a BE 20 without an operating system it's probably best to go to their sister company, BothRealities - None of the other associates' websites seem to have an option to not supply Windows.

Base Specification

  • AMD Dual Core Processor 2.7GHz
  • 2GB DDR2 800 RAM (Up to 4GB)
  • 160GB SFF Energy Efficient
  • Tray loading DVDRW Drive (Blu Ray and Slot Load Drives are optional)
  • ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics with DVI (one DVI-D, One VGA)
  • USB, 2 front, 4 rear.
  • Gigabit LAN
  • 1xDVI-D, 1xVGA
  • 5.1 Audio
  • One external 5.25" bay
  • 2x 3.5" internal bays, a 3.5" can be used for 2.5" disks, 1x 3.5" external bay
  • PCI-e x16 and x1 and 2x PCI All expansion sockets require low profile cards.

Power Consumption

  • Power Consumption: 39.26 W Average power in operation (34.57W Idle)
  • Total Estimated Consumption: 127.27 kWh/yr
  • CO2 Operational: 68.34 Kg/yr


  • Green IT Foundation Energy Efficiency rating of B ie. over 20% better than Energy Star 5, this machine typically emits over 45% less operational CO2 than an equivalent machine rated to Energy Star 4.


  • Achieved, by making the machine an a smaller form factor instead of reduces input carbon and electronic waste. Design is majority metal for very high recyclability


  • Achieved, dual core, up to 2.7GHz. It also has long operational life projections with solid state capacitors and selected high grade components.

Case Size

  • Height: 96mm, Width: 335mm, Depth: 355mm