[mythtv-users] Epia MII6K vs MII10K for a Frontend
derek at disposable.dnsalias.org
Sun Dec 12 17:48:45 UTC 2004
If you buy the right case you can remove the fan altogether.
My M10K is in a Sythe e-otonashi case which uses a heat pipe to transfer the
CPU heat to a massive external heatsink.
That case has no room for a PCI card. There are other solutions like the Hush
which has a PCI slot http://www.mini-itx.com/store/product.asp?sid=HUSH but
its pretty pricey.
I run my M10K without a hard drive and mount the file system over 'cluster
NFS' so it is TOTALLY silent.
On Sunday 12 December 2004 17:20, Phil Thompson wrote:
> Thanks for that. How noisy is the 10000? Can you slow the fan down?
> On Sunday 12 December 2004 4:34 pm, Adam Felson wrote:
> > The 600 has 3/10's the floating point performance. That cpu at equal
> > clock speed has 1/2 the FP performance.
> > The 600 can play mpeg2 streams *if* you get the unichrome drivers
> > working. It cannot play mpeg4 streams so if your backend has a dumb
> > capture card with software mpeg4 compression, you'll have to transcode
> > the mpeg4 files.
> > I went with the 10000 because it can play mpeg2 and mpeg4 without using
> > the unichrome drivers.
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 10:22 +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > > I'm slowly deciding on the components to use for a Myth frontend
> > > system. I'm looking at the Epia MII boards (PCI slot for the DVB-T
> > > tuner, probably a Nova, and a PCMCIA slot for wireless). There will be
> > > other backends on the network so this frontend will only have to handle
> > > one stream at a time - whatever the user currently wants to watch.
> > >
> > > My question is about the CPU. The CPU utilisation figures I've seen
> > > bandied around for the 10K with the Unichrome drivers suggest that it
> > > has plenty of spare capacity. Therefore, would a 6K also do the job?
> > > The advantage of the 6K is that it is fanless. Silent operation is
> > > important - the box will replace a silent Pace dual tuner PVR.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Phil
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