[mythtv-users] ION boards, 230 vs 330, fans?
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Dec 3 15:38:12 UTC 2009
On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 08:00:22AM -0500, todd horton wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Dec 2009 07:02:31 -0500, you wrote:
> >On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:29, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> >>>> Do ALL of the 330 (dual core) based IONs have fans, or is it just an
> >>>> indicator that they might?
> >>>> The one I'm specifically interested in is this one:
> >>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173001&cm_re=ion_nvidia-_-56-173-001-_-Product
> >>> I believe you'd be better off buying this product:
> >>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228&cm_re=aspire_revo-_-83-103-228-_-Product
> >> Why?
> >Many folks on the list have been successful with this $200 N230-based
> >frontend, so why spend $300 on the Zotac unit. You could remove the
> >internal laptop drive and sell it, then buy an extra 1GB SODIMM.
> Successful if your only using it as a front end right ? If you want
> combined wouldn't you need more power etc.?
Commflagging? Yeah, you would probably want more CPU power for that.
As a slave BE/FE, a Revo is more than adequate. That's exactly how I
use mine. It's hooked up to an HD-PVR and one of the secondary TVs. The
recording process doesn't require much horsepower.
mysql would be another consideration for a combined system.
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