[mythtv-users] New System - Looking for Feedback

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Feb 10 15:58:12 UTC 2010

Tapani Tarvainen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 08:31:21PM -0800, Matt W (mwood23 at gmail.com) wrote:
>> I've been burned (ok not literally) by cheapie power supplies and even
>> not-so-cheap ones.  Yes, I'm looking at you, Antec NEO 480.  But
>> assuming you can get something like a 80+ or 85+ power supply and
>> assuming a higher wattage rating means the components could last
>> longer at a lesser load (yes, except you, Antec NEO)... isn't that a
>> good move?  versus say, a lower quality 200W PS?
> Quite possibly.
> Anyway, there's a lot of variation in how well PSUs handle low loads.
> One I've found good is Nexus Value 430, which chugs along happily
> (and quietly!) at 20W load (that's not a mythtv box but good example,
> as the machines' power consumption literally halved simply by
> replacing the PSU).
If you're only pulling 20W perhaps you should be using one of these:



Mike Perkins

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