of all the cpu's released in the last few years (anything pentium 3 class and above), which one had the best efficiency of power compared to heat, power consumption etc ?
i want to build a mid range computer, but i don't need a massive gaming rig and i would prefer to build it out of as much parts as i have lying about or can get cheaply off ebay.
also, is it possible to put a laptop processor into a desktop?
has anyone seen a chart of socket types for mobile processors? i can only find one for desktops.