[mythtv-users] CPU power and decoding

Cory Papenfuss papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Sat Oct 9 13:35:06 UTC 2004

> The way I usually pick which CPU to buy is simple. I check the prices
> of all the available chips (usually AMD, Intel is just too expensive)
> and I find the point where the price stops incrementing in amounts of
> $10 or so and jumps into the $50+ range per model. I buy at this
> point. Pricewatch.com puts the Athlon 3000/Athlon 64 2800 at this
> pricepoint now. Sure you could get a slower processor, but for a few
> bux extra you get a whole lot more.

 	I do roughly the same.  I refer to it as buying "the cutting edge 
of yesterday's technology."  Best bang/buck.


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