[mythtv-users] Build a robust FE - irritated with IONs

Kenni Lund kenni at kelu.dk
Fri Dec 24 19:07:21 UTC 2010

2010/12/24 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
> On Friday, December 24, 2010 10:47:54 am Kenni Lund wrote:
>> Den 23/12/2010 06.18 skrev "Dave Richardson" <mythtv at derdev.com>:
>> > What specs would put forth a quiet-as-possible FE that had some
>> > real balls, was ideally fanless/quiet, and didn't need a lot of
>> > tuning to kick ass?
>> If you don't mind putting together a system yourself, you might want
>> to have a look at the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors. I'm
>> personally looking forward to the Core i5-2390T, which should be a
>> dual core @ 2.7GHz, turbo mode at 3.5GHz and a TDP of only
>> 35Watt...[1]
>> With such a low TDP, you should be able to power the system with a
>> passive brick PSU as well as keeping the CPU cool with minimal effort
>> ( = with a huge passive cooler or a low RPM fan). And the system
>> should still be able to kick some ass ;)
> Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "passive brick PSU"?
> I'm unaware of any "passive" power supplies, perhaps you mean
> "passively-cooled", or "fanless"?
> Do you mean something mounted outside the PC case? Or a standard ATX
> type power supply without any fans?

Similar to the ones used for laptops, an external "brick" :)

Like these:

Best regards

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