[mythtv-users] barebones MSI Hetis 865GV-E questions

John Andersen jsamyth at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 23:43:15 EST 2005

On 12/26/05, travis <moralindignation at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking at MSI Hetis 865GV-E for my mythtv box.
> http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16856101227
> This will be a front and back end, stand alone. I might turn it into a
> front end later and build a bigger backend. But for now, this is it.

I've had good luck with MSI slim case machines over the years.
I have the Mega 865 (same basic MOBO) as my master FE/BE
and an earlier MSI Celeron as a slave back end and both are reliable.

> I have a haup 150 card, and just got a seagate barracuda 200gig drive

Its good you got the 150 card because the 350 does not fit
in the MSI cases unless you rip the Floppy out (Floppy,,,bah humbug)
and move the HD over there.  The 150 fits fine.

> and a gforce MX 4000 card (i think that's what it was called, don't
> have it here with me) card for x-mas

I would ask what you plan to do with the gforce MX 4000, which
as I understand it is an AGP card, but this machine lacks an
AGP slot (either that or the specs are incomplete).

For driving any normal monitor the on-board video is more than
satisfactory, so take that vid card back and get a faster processor.

> So my open ended question is will all this work ok? Any thoughts? My
> other question is about audio. The Hetis says it has 6ch audio, but it
> just has the 3 audio jacks.

Who knows, probably some engineers pipe dream.


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