[mythtv-users] Silent front end power supply
jraymyth at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 06:46:14 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi people,
> I was wondering if anybody has experience with DC-DC style power
> supplies. I was thinking about one of these and using an external 12v
> power brick to drive the frontend. My frontend will have no harddrive
> (network boot), onboard graphics nvidia 8300 chipset and I am trying
> to get hold of the amd2 4850e 45w cpu. I will also probably install a
> DVD durner in the frontend?
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I am using the PW-200-M DC-DC psu in an EPIA-6000 non-Myth box at the
moment. I was going to use it for my raid box, but it was not quite
powerful enough for that, though I hear other people have managed it.
The biggest pain I had was in finding a silent-ish brick that could
deliver 200W at 12V. I do not know if its still a problem finding
them, but what I finaly got was an Xbox 360 powersupply (203W) off of
ebay for $20. It took little work to get things hooked up, but its
been working for the last year without incident.
If you want to know...
To connect the brick to the PW-200-M I went to Wal-Mart and bought a
Nyko Intercooler and to Radio Shack to get a Size L Coaxial DC Power
Connector.I took the socket out of the Intercooler and soldered the DC
power connector to the appropriate (I don't remember) connectors that
I found with a volt meter. If you are familiar with meter then it
will be easy enough to find out which ports have power running through
them. I epoxied the socket into a hole I made in the back of my case.
Plugged the size L connector into the PW-200-M, plugged the brick
into the socket from the Nyko, and voila, a live motherboard.
PW-200-M - [http://www.mini-box.com/PW-200M-DC-DC-power-supply;jsessionid=0a0106521f43baeb447a504946ff81d9ef194879e6e1.e3eSc34RbhyRe34Pa38Ta38Tbhz0?sc=8&category=981
Nyco Intercooler -
Size L Coaxial DC Power Connector radio shack - [
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