[vdr] Mid range CPU choice

covert covert thecovert at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 16:08:43 CEST 2007


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 <st_barszus at gmx.de> 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.
> >>
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> >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
>
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