[mythtv-users] Frontend Upgrade
dave at frascone.com
Mon Jun 18 16:35:02 UTC 2007
Went with this board:
An AMD X2 4600 (not low power -- oh well), an reasonably quiet fan, and the
thermaltake Mozart case, who's fans (at least) are rated to be quiet.
I'll let you know how it all sounds / performs when it arrives and I put it
On 6/18/07, David Segall <david at segall.net> wrote:
> David Frascone wrote:
> > Yes, this is a bump ;)
> > No one else has any mobo/cpu combo recommendations? No case
> > recommendations? I expected at least an Intel-vs-AMD or
> > Antec-vs-Silverstone flame war!
> With a few caveats I would recommend my Antec Fusion case
> <http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15738> but not to
> you. It features a couple of large case fans that would be useful for a
> passively cooled CPU but they are not temperature controlled and I'm
> sure you could do better with the right CPU fan.
> Your second requirement is (possibly) for a built in IR control but the
> Antec Fusion has only a volume control knob. Actually, I think a
> suitable keyboard makes a better remote than anything else and is
> usually required anyway. I'm happy with my Adesso
> <http://www.adesso.com/products_detail.asp?productid=281> but I covet a
> diNovo Edge
> for its looks.
> Since the Fusion is the only Antec case aimed at the HTPC market you are
> unlikely to start a flame war. Anyway, I'm sure that all Antec Fusion
> owners are still recovering from the brutal "I'm also only
> planning to put a motherboard and an optical drive in the case, so don't
> see the need to having something that rivals the size of most older home
> audio receivers" that was recently posted here. :)
> If you don't need an optical drive in your front end perhaps
> <http://www.mvpmc.org/> may be the answer.
> > On 6/16/07, *David Frascone* <dave at frascone.com
> > <mailto:dave at frascone.com>> wrote:
> > Ok -- it's about time for me to upgrade my diskless frontend, so I
> > need some help on some items:
> > 1) I run diskless, and prefer as little noise as possible. I know
> > that AMD makes a low power CPU that can be passivly cooled, but I've
> > had trouble finding one from any of the normal search engines.
> > (It's hard to put 15watts in the search). So -- does anyone have a
> > link for a CPU / MB combo that can be passivly cooled? Built in
> > video would also be nice -- as long as the whole combo can keep up
> > with HD video playback. So -- does anyone have any newegg or other
> > online vendor links?
> > 2) Lirc is a constant cause of issues for me. It just often fails,
> > and my wife is not technologically savy enough to ssh in and kill
> > mythfrontend. So -- she usually resorts to pushing reset. While
> > this is fine on a diskless box -- it is unnecessary downtime. So --
> > what I would like is some input on cases that have enough controls
> > to navigate back and kill mythfrontend. I guess a single "things
> > are messed up" button would be ok -- but ideally it would be a set
> > of arrows and a select. (And, maybe even an escape). Does this
> > exist? (of course, the buttons need to be some kind of HID or
> > something -- an IR transmitter wouldn't do so well, if lircd was
> > 3) Am I missing anything? Would the case mentioned in #2 need a
> > power supply? If so -- should I just buy a cheap one (remember, I'm
> > only powering a MB and possibly a DVD player/burner) Or, should I
> > look for a "quiet" one?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > -Dave
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