[mythtv-users] Fanless, not only quiet
Peter A. Daly
petedaly at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 14:22:10 UTC 2007
On 10/4/07, lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:
> Are there any recommendations for a fanless system ? Quiet PCs are
> one thing, but a fanless PC is somethign altogether different. I
> recently worked with embedded fanless PC and what it means is that it
> emits really no noise. And you don't have to buy Zalman fans amd
> such and try to get a so-called 'quiet' PC.
> Anyone using fanless motherboards and if so, which ones ?
It sounds like you are looking for something very similar to the
silent frontends that I have built.
They are based on a Via ME6000 motherboard.
If you want a silent system that's a backend as well, the noise from
the hard drive is an issue, and cooling is more of a concern one you
start packing a tuner and hard drive into a small case.
If you're after true silence, other than running long audio and
monitor wires to somewhere else in the house, I think the only option
is a network attached backend out of ear shot.
I system like the ME6000 certainly has some trade-offs in terms of
performance, but can truly be silent, and is very energy friendly. (I
hope you don't want HD.)
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