[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations
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.
> 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.
>> Kirk Bocek
> 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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