[mythtv-users] please bless this system

tgate tgate at mypublic.net
Sun Dec 11 16:00:36 EST 2005

We recently bought a new Home Entertainment cabinet and of course my  
Devine 5 case won't fit into it so it gives me a good excuse to  
"need" a whole new system.  I've had my share of buying hardware that  
wasn't compatible with each other and I'd like to be fairly sure this  
time around.  This is what I'm thinking of getting, i'd love it if  
someone could point out any obvious problems they may see with it.

Some questions in particular are:
     1) does the mobo need an IDE hard drive as the boot device or  
can I use sata?
     2) does the mobo support the vfd and ir from the LC11m?
     3) does the cd/dvd drive fit in the LC11m case and is it easy to  
detatch the drive door face? (wouldn't think I had to worry about  
this but I found out the hard way)
     4) Is there anything else I need?
     5) do all these components play nice with one another?
     6) Have people had good luck with using a micro atx motherboard?

case:     Silverstone LC11m    w/pcie expansion riser.
mobo:   Foxconn 6150K8MA-8EKRS Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro  
ATX AMD Motherboard
processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939  
Processor Model ADA3700BNBOX    (2.2GHz)
memory: Patriot "Extreme Performance" 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400  
(PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model PEP5123200LL
hard drive:  Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA  
3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CD/DVD: NEC Silver IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3550A
Graphics card:  Albatron trinity NVidia GeForce 6600 PCIExpress
Tuner Cards: two HD5000 OTA HDTV cards

Thanks for anything you may pick out.

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