[mythtv-users] Decision matrix: Pundit vs 7NIF2 & Coolermaster ATC 620

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 10:37:40 EDT 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:02:14 -0500, Aaron Griffin
<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> First off, let me say that that is surprisingly hard to read, and I'm
> not in the mood to save it and open it in some external program (too
> lazy today).  Personally, Ilike the chaintech... and next week
> (payday!) I will be ordering the Chaintech/Coolermaster 620.
> On either system, I would use the onboard sound (SPDIF) and hook it up
> to my reciever.  So the audigy is kinda out (besides the fact that it
> could obstruct air flow which you want to maximize to keep it quiet).
> The chaintech is an nForce based board, which is always good...
> besides this blurb:
> [Video Sub System]
> [Integrated NVIDIA NV17-class (GeForce4 MX) GPU]
> [Embedded TV encoder supporting NTSC/PAL TV]
> [256-bit 3D/2D graphics accelerator]
> [Full frame rate video playback of HDTV and DVD content]
> And, by the way, check out pricegrabber.com and pricewatch.com for
> prices before ordering anything... IIRC you can get the coolermaster
> and 2600 barton much cheaper.
> Here's my system plan, for comparisson:
> Chaintech 7NIF2 Motherboard ($76 pricewatch)
> Coolermaster ATC-620 Case ($75 pricegrabber)
> GD-2500 4x/24x DVD/CD-ROM ($34 pricegrabber)
> Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250MCE ($95 pcalchemy)
> Kingston HyperX 512MB PC2700 DDR DIMM Memory ($89 pricegrabber)
> Athlon XP (Barton) 2600+ Processor OEM ($65 pricegrabber)
> Seagate ST3200822A 200GB Hard Drive ($95 pricegrabber/pricewatch)
> ATI Remote Wonder ($30 pricewatch)
> Total ($533)

Just wanted to point out again that none of the Coolermaster ATC-620
cases I've seen offered for sale have power supplies in them.

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