[mythtv-users] Awsome Case For Myth Frontend!

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu May 3 16:43:26 UTC 2007

Yan Seiner wrote:
> Eric Smith wrote:
>> Are there any concerns about the included 200W PS?  I guess with
>> onboard video this becomes less of a problem, but this is obviously
>> very low by today's standards?
> I suspect power supply numbers are sort of like snake oil....  Newer PS 
> makers play a numbers game.
> I have an ancient HP server with a claimed 225W PS.  That wimpy PS 
> pulled 4 IDE drives, 2 P-III CPUs, and 4 PCI cards for better than 9 
> years without a glitch.  It's still running with 4 IDE drives but with 2 
> PCI cards as my backup server.  That thing puts out A LOT of heat; the 
> room it was in didn't need heating in the winter, and needed its own 
> window AC unit in the summer.
> I've had advertised 500W PS smoke on starting 4 IDE drives...
> As with many things, it's the quality of the hardware, and not 
> necessarily the printing on the box it ships in.

Very true. It's amazing how they get some of those "ratings". When you
see "600- watt power supply - $9.99" you start to wonder.

Basically you get what you pay for.

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