nick.rout at gmail
Jan 19, 2011, 11:02 PM
Post #2 of 8
On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM, David Middleton <david [at] fishstat> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had any motherboard and processor
> recommendations for a combined back/frontend system? My current
> system (pre VDPAU) is probably noisier than it needs to be, so I'm
> interesting in a quieter system built around a passive GT220 card.
Backend's don't have to do much UNLESS you want to transcode or
commflag. The processor possibly doesn't matter too much, but low
power and low temp is a good goal. Frontend CPU doesn't have to do
much if material is vdpau acceleratable.
Given that I have an amd sempron backend, single core, no
hyperthreading and power usage that heats a cupboard to unbearable
temps, I can hardly talk. (BE only)
Nice 220 card is the one I have in a frontend:
However I have been informed that the 430 is smaller, uses less power
and has similar capabilities. No one seems to know of a silent one
available in NZ though.
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