[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 26 23:32:43 UTC 2007

Yep, shutting down is certainly a possibility since I'm in the process of 
setting up separated front and back ends just like you. Thanks.

Rod wrote:
> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Kirk Bocek
>> thtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
>     Have you considered water cooling of the CPU, then running the tubes 
> to a cooling tower with a large low speed fan?
>     I don't have water cooling yet, but my Thermaltake Toughpower PSU 
> fans can only be heard once the computer is turned off. The PSU fan 
> continues to run to cool down the unloaded PSU, good idea, limits the 
> heat buldup with hot components and no air flow.
>     My mobo only has 1 fan, thats for the CPU, the rest is heat piped.
>     It may be possible that some manufacturers have mobo's that accept a 
> mobile CPU which could be running cooler, or have a look at the new 
> Pentium Duo CPU's and how much cooling they need.
>     But I doubt that the fan will make much noise over stereo system 
> while your watching the shows you have recorded, or are you wasting 
> power by leaving your computer running  while your trying to sleep? I 
> have Mythbackend running on another system remotely in another room 
> along with my firewall and file server, that room has the door closed, 
> but there is still ventilation, gets dang hot in there, don't decide to 
> put it in a cupboard, imagine how hot it'd get in there without 
> ventilation :P
>     Maybe, mate,, the simplest answer would be just to turn off your 
> computer while your not using it, the damage to components by turning on 
> and off your computer while you sleep would be less than leaving them 
> only running  noop's (sitting there twiddling its electric thumbs) and 
> PSU's are not truly powered down like they used to be (unless you use 
> that little switch on the back or power board)
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