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 Post subject: Codegen MX31 - Quest for cheap/silent htpc under 120€
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Hi,

Has anyone experience of this case?
http://www.codegenworld.com/showDetails ... search=398

It comes with a 420W ATX 12V PSU for 40€. Any idea if this PSU is silent?

I am planning to start my htpc on this ...


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:05 am 
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It would be kind of a miracle if the PSU was silent. The whole setup is just $40 bucks, you can imagine how much the PSU costs and how big a priority quiet operation probably was.


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:13 am 
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Well sometimes it is not "that" bad :D

What is the typical cost for a fanless PSU if I use ATOM platform?


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:31 pm 
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On German eBay, PicoPSUs start at 50 Euro (with external power supply) plus 15 Euro shipping to Finland.


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Thanks

considering the total cost I might just have to go to:
- LC Power ITX Mini-1320MI (50€ with passive PSU 75W - mini itx)
http://www.lc-power.de/index.php?id=122

- LC-POWER LC-1300Mi (50€ with passive PSU 75W - micro atx)
http://www.lc-power.de/index.php?id=121


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:51 am 
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kamelie1706 wrote:
- LC-POWER LC-1300Mi (50€ with passive PSU 75W - micro atx)
http://www.lc-power.de/index.php?id=121


Any idea if it would be enought for a combo motherboard + sempron 140?


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31 - Quest for cheap/silent htpc under 120€
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:20 am 
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I think that would be cutting it very close. This review has a Sempron 140 drawing a maximum 67w. With a more modern chipset like AMD's 880G, that should be a couple of watts lower, seeing as nVidia is almost infamous for their power hungry chipsets. Still, without knowing the specs of the power supply, it's very close.

Also, with such a slim enclosure, I'm not sure what selection of heatsinks you could choose from. I'd venture a guess that the boxed cooler would not fit.

This case and psu is clearly aimed at Atom or VIA EPIA boards.


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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31 - Quest for cheap/silent htpc under 120€
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:50 am 
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i have the MX31, without a psu
modding it for a nas

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 Post subject: Re: Codegen MX31 - Quest for cheap/silent htpc under 120€
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:40 pm 
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iakovl wrote:
i have the MX31, without a psu
modding it for a nas

You replaced the original psu or you bought the case without it?


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