I have made the choice for a BE 2350 since finding a eesff cpu in Australia is very difficult.
Thanks for the help. Now I can go find a suitable motherboard. On 8/22/07, Steffen Barszus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Magnus Hörlin schrieb: > > >covert covert wrote: > > > > > >>About to step into the deep end and build my first VDR box. In fact 2 > >>of them at the same time both with the exact same specs. > >> > >>All parts are going to be new. > >> > >>New CPU's are a lot more confusing than the simple days of single > >>cores at fixed clockspeeds. > >> > >>My question is what CPU should I chose for good noise reducing , heat > >>reducing solutions. > >> > >>For processing power and cost I am looking at AMD AM2 4000 and Intel > >>Duel Core E2140 and Intel core2 Duo E4400. I am open to other > >>suggestions as long as they can currently be purchased in store. > >> > >>Since the system will be spending 95% of it's time idle I want a CPU > >>that can drop down to the slowest possible clock speed with the least > >>power consumption. I will also be using temperature controlled fans to > >>keep it real quiet and any other ways I can find to drop down power > >>and noise. > >> > >>Advice on the best CPU choice would be much appreciated. > >> > >>_______________________________________________ > >>vdr mailing list > >>email@example.com > >>http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr > >> > >> > >> > >> > > > >I think AMD's are perfect for this since they consume less than Intels > >at low load. I have a Sempron 3200 on a mobo with Nvidia 7050 and HDMI > >onboard together with an 80W picoPSU. This gives me a fanless VDR > >frontend that draws only 30W from AC mains during TV replay and cost > >about €200. And at night it gives enough power to do as much h.264 > >encoding I need. I guess you'll want DVB cards and disks in your box, > >but I prefer to have them on my server in the attic. If you wait just a > >few weeks you'll have 65nm Sempron's to give you even more processing > >power per Watt. > > > > > > Have to agree here :) With AM2 the Athlon 64 EE SFF (35W)* is a nice > option - or the new BE 2350 with 45W. > Other options are Socket 754 with the Turions and sempron mobile with > 35W resp. 25W depending on the model (This i have running). > > * EE SFF is imortant as the EE has 65W TDP. > * the availability of all options except the BE is not that good i guess > - don't think you will get it at the store around the corner. > * VIA CPUs are not midrange but low range processing power > * for processing power per watt the two athlons will be the best i guess > > > _______________________________________________ > vdr mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr > _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr