For the last 5 years ive been building different HTPCs with a focus on SILENCE which for me is very important.
I love having a dead silent living room (when no music/movies are playing), i HATE hearing a fan buzz in the background.
For the last 3 years ive been running a P4 with a big Ninja heatsink (no fun) with a fanless gfx card, plus a power supply with no fan (yes ive got it working) and only 2 little almost silent case fans BUT I STILL HEAR the fans!
So i was just about to buy a Dual ION (ION-ITX-D or F) in a M350 or T3500 case, add 4GB of ram, and a slimline DVD/Blueray case, and Windows 7. This config can run totally fanless with low power consumption (60W case). (pretty similar to the MythTV box or the ASRock box (but this has a fan))
Total cost is about $500USD (with Windows7, without it is $399).
Doing this and paying this (more than i wanted to) i would finally succeed in my dream! a SILENT low power HTPC HD capable (nice looking, ports galore) machine!!! HURRAY!
And then the Dell Inspiron Zino HD comes out! and it's even better performance (upgrading to the top model). Read avsforum dot com thread 17535427
NOW the problem with this system is it has FANS. I HATE FANS!
Does anyone know a way to make this system work totally fanless? Or can point me to a equivalent fanless setup?
Many thanks - love this forum - love you guys
Thanks so much!