[mythtv-users] Hardware review before the plunge..
Jarod C. Wilson
jcw at wilsonet.com
Sun Mar 7 02:40:49 EST 2004
On Mar 6, 2004, at 22:22, Matthew Geller wrote:
> Thanks for all the info.. Wow..
> I am using the Athlon 2000 XP's because I want to upgrade a couple
> boxes I have to Athlon 2600's. At this point it isn't worth paying the
> extra for 3200's given that I don't have any HDTV yets.
Yeah, probably the best route then.
> You were right on the WD's. I figured because they were so new they
> supported ATA133. But after pulling the manual you are right. Either
> it looks like I am fine at ata/66.
I have quite a few WD drives myself. (8 120GB ones, 1 250GB one and 2
200GB ones, along with some smaller ones) ;-)
> Chaintech does have a MX4000. See URL below... I picked it over the
> only because it was carried by the same place I was going to get the
> rest of
> my hardware.
I stand corrected. First I've heard of it... Huh. I'm seeing it on
nVidia's site as well, so it isn't just a Chaintech labeling thing...
> Now that I think about it, I might skip the Chaintech MX4000/MX440 and
> the Chaintech 7NIF2 first to decide if I even need something more then
> onboard video card.
You don't. My 3200 system is on a Chaintech 7NIF2, using the onboard
video to output to my HDTV. Look at the second link in my sig for
Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
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