[mythtv-users] what do you think?
dsavard at cids.ca
Tue Sep 7 16:48:18 EDT 2004
However, be very, very careful with heat dissipation if you pick this
Le mar 07/09/2004 à 15:09, rcatrow a écrit :
> Is a smaller home-brew case with certainly no heat problems ; )
> >===== Original Message From Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>,
> Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> =====
> >Hmmm just checked on heat... good point.
> >Perhaps the Coolermaster ATC-620?
> >it seems decent to me... though I don't know if I like the flat
> >look... seems to 1980s VCR style to me.... any nice looking cases
> >someone want to suggest?
> >On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 19:20:24 +0100, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk>
> >> At 18:09 07/09/2004, you wrote:
> >> >On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 10:56:54 -0500, Aaron Griffin
> >> ><aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > > Antec Aria mATX Cube ($83.19)
> >> > > NVIDIA GeForce4 MX4000 Video Card ($45.11)
> >> > > Crucial 512MB PC2700 DDR DIMM Memory ($76.00)
> >> > > Athlon XP (Barton) 2500+ Processor ($89.00)
> >> > > MSI KM400 Athlon Motherboard ($51.00)
> >> > > Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250MCE ($71.33)
> >> > > Seagate Barracuda ST3200822A 200GB Hard Drive ($104.50)
> >> > > GD-2500 4x DVD-ROM ($34.00)
> >> > >
> >> > > Grand Total of $554.13 before shipping (~$600 after)
> >> > >
> >> > > I chose the PVR-250MCE because I have my own remote setup and it
> >> > > wasn't worth an extra $40-ish for another remote.
> >> >
> >> >Looks solid. Looking at that case design though, airflow is going to
> >> >be a real issue with that Barton. I'm going to go out on a limb and
> >> >say stock heatsink won't cut it. I personally love the Zalman's
> >> >heatsinks, but size is going to be your issue. I see it's got a
> >> >blower for the exhaust on the back, the rest of the air looks like
> >> >it's going to have to go up the sides and into the PSU? I'm not sure
> >> >what the solution is, but I'd say heat may be a big factor in your
> >> >future.
> >> I've come across a fair few reviews of the Aria that say heat is definitely
> >> a problem (IIRC I just googled for antec aria review and read the first
> >> few). That said, he's picked some of the coolest running components; the
> >> Barton 2500 is (I think) the lowest grunt-per-watt of the athlon range, and
> >> the dirt-cheap-but-does-the-job-damned-well nVidia MX4000 (I have one)
> >> doesn't kick out a huge amount either (well, for a video card anyway).
> >> However, once you put 'em all together along with the PVR (which does kick
> >> out a boatload of heat) I think heat might definitely be an issue (but then
> >> I'm over cautious :).
> >> You might want to look into:
> >> a) a slightly roomier case (myself and a few others on this list will sing
> >> the praises of the CoolerMaster 620, if you can still find any)
> >> b) modding the aria with a few fans to get a bit more air circulating (a
> >> slimline 7V'd 80mm in each side perhaps?)
> >> c) underclocking/undervolting the CPU
> >> d) if you install an ACPI system, you can use Athcool to run the athlon in
> >> power saving mode, although this can have an adverse affect on sound and/or
> >> HD transfers
> >> Underclocking seems to be catching on quite a bit now. One of the computer
> >> hardware forums I attempt to post on has a few people who are trying to get
> >> the most grunt-per-watt out of their A64's, which are apparently very good
> >> underclockers.
> >>: shrugs :
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