Some Epia lovin'
So I bought a Via Epia low power system 2 weeks ago. While my P4 2.6C was fast, it was just impossible to get completely silent. This Via Epia M10000 isn't. :)
I don't feel like uploading all the pic so I'm going to attach them one by one.
Small thingie, 17*17cm.
And this nice case to put it in:
It's a lianli PC402B. Normally it has a plexi front, but that's not my kind of taste.
The standard cooling is way overkill and prett noisy. The 40mm fan keeps the processor below 30 degrees all time... yet it's completely stable up to 85 degrees.
I dismantled my Zalman 80C-HP videocard cooler from my R9800 and modified it somewhat to fit the Epia board. The processor doesn't get hotter than 50 degrees this way. Good enough. :)
The only PCI slot is filled with my good ol' hauppage TV card. I had to modify the PSU somewhat to fit, the case is designed for miniATX PSU's, which are much, much smaller.
The Lianli comes with a 180W miniatx psu, but it's waaaaay to loud.
top view of PSU and DVD:
Thats really nice done RB.
How loud is the PSU ? (relative , not in dba)
edit : i was typing the question while you were posting i see
mp3 load: 3%
mpeg2 (DVD + 5.1 sound): 70-80%
[i]I haven't managed to enable the hardware mpeg2 decoder under linux yet, but it's just powerfull enough to decode it through software.
mpeg4 (divx): 30-40% load
Office & internet: fast enough
For those who have a fast backup rig to play games and love silent rigs, I would seriously recommend it. :)
I can't hear the fans when they're running at 5V, so I hooked them up today. They're even more quiet than a papst NGL 13dBa, but move (even less) air. :)
To give you an idea of the noise it produces: I can't tell by hearing whether it's on or off.
very nice, where did you buy tha tlian li ? and the price was ?
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