[mythtv-users] Building a myth box, wanna look over my components?

Derek Gathright drgath at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 01:17:01 UTC 2004

Case: Cooler Master Cavalier 2 Black ATX Desktop Case With Analog Dial
& 300W Power Supply,

Motherboard: ASUS "A7N8X-E Deluxe" nForce2 Ultra 400
(Soundstorm right?)

Video: Rosewill nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Video Card

Processor:  AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+

Ram:  1x512 Mushkin basic green 2700

Tuner:  PVR250MCE (Where should I buy this from?  Newegg and ZZF are
out.  And isn't there problems with some newer retail versions?). 
Thinking about a PVR500MCE.  How's the support under myth? (I'll
probably go look this up myself)

Hard Drive - ~200-250 gb (I find one on rebate)

Total = ~$600

Not a complete Myth noob.  Got an HD3000 box working last month, but
the NTSC sucked so bad I ditched that idea until I research what ATSC
signals I can get either OTA or unencrypted cable.  So anyways... for
a remote, I'll use either a Remote Wonder I or II that I have lying

Anyone have any reccomendations on hardware?  A64 processors are
almost so cheap right now I might go with one of those, throw a 2800+
in there and it would add on about $30, but I'd lose Soundstorm, but
then again... I'd gain 64 support for future use.

Any tips would be helpful.  Thanks.

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