[mythtv-users] Advice on Building a Quiet MythTV Box?

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Tue Nov 18 21:14:23 UTC 2008

On Nov 18, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Brian Long wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux
> <charles at reptile.ca> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> First, thanks to everyone to responded to my first e-mail:
>> http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2008-November/238792.html
>> So given people's comments in there, I'm exploring building a  
>> MythTV box myself.
>> The first thing I'd like a MythTV box (that I would build) to be, is
>> to be quiet.  Completely silent if possible.  Does anyone have any
>> advice or experience in doing this?
> Charles,
> I recently built a PC to replace my aging P4 box.  It's not running
> MythTV, but I built it to be quiet and it's working out well.  I'll
> give you a list of components and you can see what makes sense for
> your MythTV setup.
> Antec Solo case (recommended on silentpcreview.com)
> Replaced Antec 12cm fan with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E
> Seasonic Power Supply (also recommended)
> Asus P5K Pro motherboard (fanless northbridge)
> Core 2 Duo E6300 with stock cooler (quiet)
> (2) Samsung 250GB SP2504C Drives (older and quiet)
> Nvidia GeForce 7300LE (fanless, fast enough for my needs)
> /Brian/

I recently got an Antec P180 tower, and it is a very nice case if  
you're looking for a larger "server" type setup. Very sturdy, high  
quality. Very quiet.


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