[mythtv-users] Power supply for ATX

Nick Rosier nick.rosier at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 13:04:42 UTC 2007

On 1/21/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I used to know my stuff with hardware, but I'm a long way out of date now.
> The old machine that I'm wanting to set up as a Myth box has an Abit
> KT7-Raid motherboard.
> It's a big noisy thing, so I want to change the power supply on it for a
> quieter one.
> Can you get quiet power supply's for old ATX motherboards and cases in
> the UK?

Have a look at this one: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-ST30nf.htm
I'm using one like these, not cheap, about 100 euro but well worth it:
fanless so you won't find any that are quieter.

> I've just looked at the sites that I used to buy stuff from, but I can
> only see ATX2 and high wattage power supply's. I think the one that's in
> there is 300W and I don't really want to go any higher if I don't have
> to as I don't want it to drink electricity.
> Is an ATX2 supply compatable with ATX (if I know computer manufacturers,
> I'm guessing not!).
> Can I buy a quiet supply from anywhere, or am I going to have to upgrade
> stuff?
> If anyone knows much about this stuff, I'm also interested to know if I
> can upgrade the 1.2GHz processor that's in the thing, or are is the
> Socket A chipset just too old?
> Here's a couple of info pages on the motherboard if it helps.
> http://arstechnica.com/reviews/01q1/abitkt7r/abitkt7r-1.html
> http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=91
> Thanks for any help
> Damian
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