[mythtv-users] what do you think?

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 13:09:53 EDT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 10:56:54 -0500, Aaron Griffin
<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Antec Aria mATX Cube ($83.19)
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX4000 Video Card ($45.11)
> Crucial 512MB PC2700 DDR DIMM Memory ($76.00)
> Athlon XP (Barton) 2500+ Processor ($89.00)
> MSI KM400 Athlon Motherboard ($51.00)
> Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250MCE ($71.33)
> Seagate Barracuda ST3200822A 200GB Hard Drive ($104.50)
> GD-2500 4x DVD-ROM ($34.00)
> Grand Total of $554.13 before shipping (~$600 after)
> I chose the PVR-250MCE because I have my own remote setup and it
> wasn't worth an extra $40-ish for another remote.

Looks solid.  Looking at that case design though, airflow is going to
be a real issue with that Barton.   I'm going to go out on a limb and
say stock heatsink won't cut it.  I personally love the Zalman's
heatsinks, but size is going to be your issue.  I see it's got a
blower for the exhaust on the back, the rest of the air looks like
it's going to have to go up the sides and into the PSU?  I'm not sure
what the solution is, but I'd say heat may be a big factor in your

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