Sun Mar 1 18:40:12 UTC 2009
And it's not an "AMD or Intel" problem, but a component quality problem.
I've found two solutions: neither is perfect, but probably the best solutio=
is only matter of time...
Solution 1: Eee-Box 202
Absolutely silent, 40Watt max power consumption, no compatibility problems
with Linux (tested with Fedora 10), wireless & gigabit wired LAN. No
problems with MythTV and USB sticks. The weakness is the graphic card, no H=
support; processor is only 1.6Ghz...
Solution 2: assembled PC, my way:
1) Extremely silent power unit, like this:
Expensive (four or more times than a low cost power unit), but is the most
2) Mainboard with passive cooling (fanless), in my case Asus P5Q-Pro
3) Fanless graphic card, in my case nVidia 9500GT from Gainward
4) Silent CPU cooler, in my case the OCZ "Vendetta" (good for a vast array
of AMD & Intel processors).
With an Intel Q9300, 4GB Ram, a TV card Asus MyCinema P-7131 (now under
testing) and 1TB hard disk I have a Silent Dream Machine...
Well, sort of: power have a price, in $ (or =80 for me) and in Watt!!!
Now, the subjective question: do you prefer a 199=80/40Watt EeeBox with USB
Stick or the 700=80/400Watt dream machine? It's up to you...
2009/5/27 barbex <barbex at gmail.com>
> Hello everybody!
> Little problems here and there with my mythtv box made me think that
> the universe is trying to tell me that I should look for new hardware.
> I know that hardware questions keep coming up again and again but
> things are changing so much so fast that I don't trust old threads all
> that much.
> Now I know where to get general hardware information but I would like
> to hear about some actual mythtv-experience.
> My priorities are low energy consumption and silence.
> So by your very subjective experience, should I go the AMD or the
> Intel route? Which are better supported by Linux?
> Onboard graphics or nvidia card? (I have a very old and settled hatred
> against ATI cards.)
> General hints and tips regarding motherboards?
> Thank you very much for your thoughts.
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