[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jan 26 20:17:47 UTC 2007

On Jan 26, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Paul Mathews wrote:

> What about one of these:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106056
> It's huge, but does not require a fan.

While the CPU cooler itself doesn't require a fan it looks like it  
might require a fair bit of air moving past it to be effective, so  
something is going to have to move that air. Whether the fan is  
mounted on the CPU cooler or elsewhere on the case make much  
difference IMHO.

Well designed ball-bearing fans can be incredibly quiet, especially  
if you slow them down below full speed. Unfortunately they can be as  
as hard to find as an honest politician.

Have you thought about installing your machine elsewhere besides the  
bedroom, and just piping the video/audio/control to the BR TV set ?

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list