[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Jan 27 01:11:57 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 03:17:49PM -0800, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> 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.

	Got a cabinet you could shove the PC into? Do that you can help muffle
the machine. All you really need to expose is the ir reciever. The rest can be
hidden. You could even run a really long USB cable if you wanted too and put
the PC in another room... '-)
> 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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