[mythtv-users] System specifications review...
RobertCL at iname.com
Sun Nov 15 13:44:15 UTC 2009
Robert Longbottom wrote:
> Patrick Doyle wrote:
>> OK, I think I'm ready to pull the trigger. Here is what I've decided
>> upon for HW to build my ATSC MythTV Frontend/Backend TiVo replacement:
>> Antec 2480
>> I picked this one because it was at the top of the list at
>> silentpcreview.com, and it is roughly the size of my old TiVo (plus
>> the converter box sitting on top of it). I'm hoping that the black
>> DVD rom panel will not look too out of place in the silver front panel
>> of the 2480. It might even be considered to be "stylish", but history
>> has shown that I can be a pretty poor judge of what is considered to
>> be "stylish".
> I've had this case for a couple of years now and it's very nice.
> Those big fans make virtually no noise and come with a switched speed
> control - I've always just run mine on minimum. The PSU fan is
> virtually silent as well. Inside there is plenty of space for
> everything. I've got a dvd drive and a single hard disk in there at
> the minute, with space for a second hard disk and a second dvd drive.
> The hard drive enclosure has some nice anti-vibration gromits to limit
> noise and the hard disk is it's own compartment to help with airflow,
> etc. I keep this in an open-backed unit in my living room, and while
> it's not silent, it's quiet-enough.
Forgot to say, the only annoying thing is that the HDD led is one of
those super bright blue ones and since mine was in a glass fronted unit
it used to light up the living room when it was dark and the hard disk
was active - i.e. when watching a movie with the lights down.
Fortunatuely the front dismantled fairly easily and I stuck a small bit
of red cellophane in front of the LED so now it's not a problem :-)
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