[mythtv-users] Fanless HDTV backend on EPIA SP 8000E Vs. EPIA PD6000E

Dean Collins Dean at collins.net.pr
Wed Jun 1 19:17:38 UTC 2005

I know it's not applicable for lounge room based machines but I cant
help but comment here how blown away I've been with the Zalman Reserator
water cooling system I installed.

I have a large server rack in my office and have now installed 2 of them
to totally water cooled (except the power supplies and commercial
versions of them are now available as well) 2 of my pc servers and cant
believe how different the sound is (including double hard drive

At the moment I'm designing a wall of water that will feed 4 separate
pumps and cover 1 entire side of my rack.

There are a number of people on the watercooling list that are pumping
from a central location to multiple machines in separate rooms (1 is
even running a intercooler solution through his basement into a well :) 

Just a suggestion.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert Tsai
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 June 2005 2:42 PM
> To: Eric Gilbert; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Fanless HDTV backend on EPIA SP 8000E Vs.
> PD6000E
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:51:33AM -0700, Eric Gilbert wrote:
> > On 6/1/05, Robert Tsai <rtsai1111 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 12:42:47PM +0100, Ivor Hewitt wrote:
> > > > On 5/31/05, Eric Gilbert <eric.gilbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > I've got Myth running just fine on my desktop P4, but I want
> > > > > to add a fanless low power server to my network so I can have
> > > > > a Myth backend running 24/7 with minimal noise and power, and
> > > > > physical size.
> > >
> > > Heatwise, you may be in trouble. My pcHDTV HD-3000 cards (2) each
> > > run pretty warmly. Not so hot I can't touch them, but there is
> > > definitely noticeable radiating heat ...
> >
> > Yeah, I'm worried about that too. The case I was planning on was the
> > Travla C158 Mini-ITX Case 120W. It's the perfect size and it's
> > mountable. Unfortunately the the HD-3000 will be sitting directly
> > over the HDD.  I hoped to get address some of the heat issues with a
> > HDD cooler like the Zalman ZM-2HC2
> >
> >
> > Would that be enough or am I just trying to fit too much into too
> > small an area?
> How would the HDD cooler help? All it does is increase the surface
> area for HDD heat dissipation, which still has to go *somewhere*.
> I'm actually wondering if the HD-3000 cards can robustly withstand
> their own heat without any active cooling. As for your SFF case, only
> one way to find out, I guess.
> For acoustics, http://www.silentpcreview.com/ has lots of information
> for both full-size and SFF form factors (and fanless systems).
> --Rob

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