[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 26 23:17:49 UTC 2007

I guess I just haven't found a fan that's 'too quiet to hear.' Sure, that 
would be fine. All I know is that the super-dooper quiet Zalman that I bought 
for my existing box is still making too much noise (even with the speed 
adjustment turned *all* the way down) for our bedroom.

I'm just pretty sure that the 18-22dB quoted at one of the silent PC sites is 
gonna be too loud.

Willy Boyd wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Kirk Bocek <t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
>> Well, yet another reason not to buy Tivo or Dish. Thanks for checking.
> Well, he also wrote "my Mom's digital cable box has a fan".
> The point is, some fans really are too quiet to hear.  And lots of the
> devices around us have them.  Absolutely silent?  Are you saying there
> is no other sound in your bedroom for this thing to compete with -- no
> central air, no outside ambient noise?  You've sound-proofed this
> room?  Not to be pedantic, but really, these are good suggestions and
> the requirement that it just doesn't have a fan might not be possible
> at all.  Not for the cost you're hoping for.
> You could go out and buy a few thousand cable boxes wholesale from
> Motorola with some hardware MPEG2 decoder in them, and probably get
> your target per-unit cost way down, because that is the way the cable
> company is able to do it.
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