[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations
Rod at Rods.id.au
Fri Jan 26 22:56:57 UTC 2007
Robert Johnston wrote:
>On 1/26/07, Rod <Rod at rods.id.au> 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.
>> Have you considered water cooling of the CPU, then running the tubes
>>to a cooling tower with a large low speed fan?
>You mean something like the Zalman Reserator?
>http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=216&code=021 - The
>Reserator 2 in this case, though the Reserator 1 would also do the job
>Or, if you want a complete solution, that is totally noiseless (IE,
><20dBm) How about a TNN case:
I'm sorry, I wasn't jumping on any brand, but Zalmann is only 1 of a
few I know..
Also there are the brandless ones, the toolmaker that my company
uses manufactures his own CPU cooling blocks for his over-clocked
system, and they are rated quite high on the cooling stakes.
I'm not saying you should overclock your CPU's or stick to this
brand or that, but if you extract the heat from your CPU, North/South
Bridge, Video card to a external location, even if its a 6 foot tower
made like a fashionable corner lamp then you can cut your sound ;o)
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