[mythtv-users] Epia MII - Eden 666Mhz or C3 1000Mhz?
fanmail at micah-wedemeyer.net
Sat Sep 11 22:32:57 EDT 2004
I'm putting together the final specs on a MythTV box, and I really want to
give the EPIA chipset a try. The MII chipset has a PCMCIA slot that I can
use for a wireless card as well, which is an added bonus. My main question
is whether to go with a Eden 666Mhz or C3 1000Mhz. The Eden has a tiny
power draw and is fanless, while the C3 has a fan and more power. The price
difference is not too much (with the C3 being cheaper). So, here are a few
questions that will hopefully help me sort things out:
Is the fan audible on the C3?
Will I be able to hear it if it is the only fan in the box and the box is
under my TV at about 6ft away?
Is 666Mhz enough for a MythTV box with a PVR-250 (HW encode) and the EPIA
chipset (HW decode)?
If, in the future, I want to go for HDTV, would 666Mhz be enough for
decoding? Would 1000Mhz?
Is 256MB of RAM enough for this setup? The EPIA chipset has only 1 DIMM
slot and I have 2x256MB sticks lying around.
Also, related, what is the best and easiest way to put together a dedicated
EPIA MythTV box? Will KnoppMyth work? How about Jarod's guide? I've used
Red Hat 9, but not much else really. However, I have a MS in CS, so
hopefully I can stumble my way through whatever needs doing ;)
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I know these questions have probably been asked/answered already, but I
cannot seem to search the archives right now. The server is down or
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