[mythtv-users] Hardware Platforms

Anil Gupte anil-list at icinema.com
Fri May 13 16:07:57 UTC 2005

Is heat a big issue?  Since everything else is standard, I would think the TV 
Tuner cards are causing heat problems - is this so?  I would have thought noise 
would be more of a problem.

Also, was it not possible to install heat sinks in the Silverstone LC02?

P.S. What is WAF?

Anil Gupte

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Garnish" <rabies at meep.org>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hardware Platforms

>I have given myself the challenge of fitting a fully self-contained myth
> box (mini-itx board, tuner card, HDD, optical drive, etc.) into the form
> factor of my mini separates (8.5" width, no taller than 3.5").  I wanted
> something completely fanless, and that would not look out of place in
> the living room.
> I looked long and hard at the Silverstone LC02 as a compromise (not
> half-width, but definately WAF), but in the end have embarked on
> building a case from scratch, using a couple of hefty heatsinks as the
> side panels, using heatpipes salvaged from a passive VGA cooler kit to
> direct the heat away from the CPU/northbridge.  Maybe I should start
> selling them commercially if the first model works well :)
> Richard
> On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 18:23, Anil Gupte wrote:
>> My project to create my own MythTV box has run into some trouble from
>> the boss.  My wife does not want a big ugly computer next to the TV.
>> Any suggestions on manufacturers of boxes that look good?  Basically,
>> a nice looking horizontal PC.  I would prefer not to build my own,
>> because it has been more than 10 years since I did, but I could.  I
>> understand the VIA motherboards have some special characteristics that
>> make them attractive for PVRs.  Are there boxes that use that use that
>> motherboards?  Any thoughts welcome.
>> Anil Gupte
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