Well, I came to SPCR thinking I could enjoy myself building a fan free HTPC with a sound card and a TV tuner card - and I have been told that if I do this then the TV card will heat up the inside and cause problems, despite the fact that it will not be used for games.
That's because how TV reception works. Lots of frequency and stuff.
I can't see the point of having fan noise, even low level fan noise, and I can't see the point of having all the internal dust associated with fans
Will you finally stop screaming at us by stop using bold format?
I also can't see the point of having a USB tuner sticking out of the back.
I can not understand that on the one hand Arctic show a slim HTPC with a built-in tuner (above link) and on the other hand I get told on the SPCR that I need a fan.
That's probably because you do not know enough about how pcs are build and why they and how they work.
I have emailed Arctic to make sure that their tuner is actually inside the case and if it is then I will know it can definitely be done, and then I suppose I will have to abandon my hope of finding out on the SPCR how to build one myself.
I'm deeply sorry for not having spend my free time to spoonfed you all i've learned about IT in the last 20 years.
We did tell you everything you asked for, but apparently you do feel mistreated and i can't understand your reaction.