[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 26 21:12:10 UTC 2007

Thank you, Matt, for the copious links. Sounds like the answers I need are 
there somewhere.

Kirk Bocek

matthew.garman at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 09:38:50AM -0800, 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.
> Pretty much any AMD socket AM2 Athlon 64 or Intel Core 2 CPU will be
> powerful enough to process your HD.
> There's an entire website+forums dedicated to building silent
> computers: http://www.silentpcreview.com/
> Check out their quiet heatsink recommendations:
>     http://www.silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html
> The Scythe Ninja is among their favorites:
>     http://www.silentpcreview.com/article251-page1.html
> And is readily available:
>     http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185038
> This is noted in more detail in SilentPCReview's article on it, but
> what makes the Ninja different from most "tower" style heatsinks is
> the spacing of the fins.  Notice how they are fewer and farther
> apart then most similarly-styled heatsinks?  That makes them better
> in low- or no-airflow situations.  Many, many people on SPCR's
> forums are running PCs that are more than HD capable AND have no fan
> on their Ninja.
> If you don't have room in your case for a Ninja, generally the
> Thermalright XP-120 or SI-120 (or their -90 little brothers) are
> recommended.
> Good luck!
> Matt
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