[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware purchase question for eventual HD Mythtv system
beww at beww.org
Thu May 21 23:02:06 UTC 2009
On Thursday 21 May 2009 16:55:23 stefan_jones at comcast.net wrote:
> > On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Mark Boyum <mark at boyum.us> wrote:
> > > Our Myth system died a sudden death earlier this week. Yet another
> > > motherboard died with bad caps.
> > >
> > > So I am looking at
> > > http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1944
> > >54 to purchase as a low end desktop for now. Eventually it will likely
> > > become a MythTV frontend. It has been 12 or so years since I last built
> > > a PC. Is there anything else that would need to be purchased in
> > > addition to that combo deal? Specifically, does the AMD retail CPU box
> > > include a cooler?
> > From: "Calvin Dodge" <caldodge at gmail.com>
> > To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:35:11 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] OT: Hardware purchase question for eventual
> > HD Mythtv system> Retail CPUs (both AMD and Intel) include heatsink/fan
> > units.
> > OEM CPUs do not.
> Caveat: The retail-boxed "Black" series AMD duo core I bought last year did
> NOT have a cooler. It wasn't clear from the Newegg site, but I assumed it
> would because the "White" box unit I'd bought a few months before did. I
> had to walk to the friendly neighborhood computer shoppe to buy a fan.
> I think the black line units are targeted at heavy duty overclockers who
> would presumably toss the included fan and heatsink in favor of a
> liquid-cooled one with flashy neon bits and superconducting magnetic
Good point. I'm not sure about NewEgg, but some vendors will not honor a CPU
warranty unless you purchase a qualified heatsink on the same order.
I'd check with N/E on that.
beww at beww.org
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