[mythtv-users] System specifications review...

Mike Dent mcdent at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 12:04:38 UTC 2009

2009/11/15 Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com>:
> 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:
>> Case:
>> Antec 2480
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129034&Tpk=NSK%202480
>> 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.

what CPU fan or heatsink are you using in this case?
I'm thinking about the same case with an AMD Athlon II X2 240  processor.
Just wondering about height restrictions?

Do I need a fan on the heatsink, hopefully if I have a big enough one
it can cool itself?


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