voyager2 Wrote:I think you just have a bad fan in you unit, its alot more quiet then the old xbox.
The old xbox was noisy and never claimed to be "silent" so that isn't a meaningful comparison. The fan is fine on my unit, just not "silent" as it claims all over the box and the ASRock website. I've just been reading around and everyone says the 1st generation were the same - its the GPU fan that is noisy (whiney) not the external case fan.
The noise isn't "loud" it just isn't anywhere near "silent" and if I'm gonna have a box on in my living room 24/7 then it has to be "silent". My TV is silent, my PVR is silent, and my HTPC needs to be silent.
Quote:The revo has just one core, no hyper trading, no optical out, etc.
The old one maybe, but the Revo 3610 has dual core (same processor as the ASRock 330HT), hyper threading, optical out. And it has a bigger HDD, and memory card slot, and 4GB RAM and comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse. All for £13 more than the ION 330HT.
Admittedly it has no IR port that I can see, but there is no driver for the one on the 330HT either so that's no big loss. It is also debatable whether it has "n" wireless but that isn't an issue to me either as it will sit on a 1Gb ethernet LAN.
RMA request put in. Gonna borrow a 1st gen revo from work and wait for the price to drop on the 3610 then get one.