[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations
beww at beww.org
Fri Jan 26 17:49:06 UTC 2007
On Jan 26, 2007, at 10:38 AM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> I need to build a new front-end only box for the bedroom that needs
> to be dead
> silent. I can figure out everything but the CPU/Cooler.
> Is there a CPU out there that's powerful enough to playback HD
> where the
> cooler is dead silent? It doesn't need to *record* HD or do
> transcoding --
> I'll do that elsewhere.
Recording HD takes virtually no CPU, you're just moving an MPEG
stream to your drive. Transcoding can take some CPU, but if you're
not in a hurry it doesn't have to, unless you're trying to do it in
Playing back HD can take a lot of CPU, unless you can get some help
from the GPU, and that's really just moving the load.
De-Interlace can take some CPU as well.
Have a look at:
They have "quiet" (not necessarily "silent") coolers for just about
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