Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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Fanless?
by coreyography on Mon 8th Aug 2011 22:57 UTC
coreyography
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2009-03-06

HD HTPC + server + backup workstation on Windows 7? I'm not sure you are going to like the performance you get with a fanless system (which pretty much means Atom or maybe ATI E350), unless you spring for one of those fancy heatpipe-everywhere cases (e.g., Serener).

I'm thinking about this myself, and I've resigned myself to a separate server in another room. But my goals are a bit different: RAID NAS, remote desktop server, and ability to transcode, strip commercials, etc. as well as record. I'm still not sure I can do all that in one machine ;)

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