> On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 03:10:44PM +0000, Gavin McCullagh mentioned:
> > If it's going to be a DVD player (as well as a mp3 player/server and
> > general use home server), I'd like to keep it as quiet as possible. The
> > fact that it'll probably be always on would make power consumption an
> > issue too. The VIA chip appears to be best for this. I havn't really
> > looked at Transmeta, but I don't know if I should even bother.
>> Well, you'll need to look at a non-hard disk OS too. Something like the
> transeta Midori one (or maybe the antefacto fit-on-a-64MB flash one).
>Not really... a good 2.5" disk is quiet enough to be unnoticed in a case, and
even 3.5" ones have got much quieter (5400 with a low capacity for these days
should be fine).
> Have a look at some of the small transmeta boards. They run pretty cool
> too, and don't need fans.
>they're expensive, and not generally standard ATX form factor, aren't they?
I found the transmeta chip I had to be quite slow, but it was running crap
so maybe with DDR it'd be better?
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