[mythtv-users] Current SFF Frontend of choice
daworm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 03:14:14 UTC 2012
Are these fanless?
On Feb 23, 2012 12:39 PM, "Matt Garman" <matthew.garman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM, William Powers <wepprop at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Of course, opinions will vary but if I were putting together a new
> > today, I would put a G620T with the OEM HSF on a mini-ITX board and use
> > OpenGL playback with the integrated Intel graphics
> I second this. I'm running an i3-2100 on a mini-itx motherboard in a
> small case. Power consumption is less than 20 watts at idle, and so
> far, I haven't had any playback issues.
> > The only trick is that I had to remove all trace of the nvidia driver
> and I
> > had to patch and recompile the Mesa rpm's from instructions I found on
> > list. Hopefully the distros will pick up the upstream patch very soon and
> > make the latter unnecessary. The advantage to using OpenGL on Intel
> > is I don't need a discrete NVidia GPU that adds 10 or 15 watts at idle.
> > With a pico-PSU it should idle under 20 watts and use an extra 5 to 10
> > watts during HD playback. Plus you don't have to deal with NVidia
> > proprietary drivers.
> I probably should have mentioned this sooner, but if you're using
> CentOS: the maintainer of the elrepo mesa package has incorporated
> said patch.
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