[mythtv-users] System Recommendations
flim at talktalk.net
Sun Jul 10 05:47:18 EDT 2005
Well, here's the biggie I mentioned earlier...
I've got a load of old machines lying around at home and I want to build a
Myth system out of them. What I'd like to do is let you guys know what
I've got and ask you what machine you think I should use for what purpose.
My chosen O/S is SuSE at present, but this may change if another distro
proves more useful. I don't have a lot of money to play with, so I want
to use what I've got to best effect and spend as little more as possible
(don't we all?)
NEC PowerMate desktop - 1.8GHz Celeron, 256MB RAM, 30GB & 40GB internal
HDD, 300GB USB HDD, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW, standard on-board gfx & sound.
Currently my every-day machine for surfing, downloading, office and
multimedia functions. Don't really want to change this (other than
installing Myth) but I think a little more RAM might be helpful.
IBM NetVista desktop - 850MHz P3, 256MB RAM, 15GB & 8GB internal HDD,
CD-RW, nVidia 32MB gfx, standard on-board sound. Currently unused, but
Dell GX100 desktop - ~500MHz Celeron, 256MB RAM, 10GB & 8GB internal HDD,
CD-ROM, standard on-board gfx & sound. Currently unused.
Dell PowerEdge 6300 server - 450MHz Xeon x2/4, 1GB RAM, 2x9GB SCSI,
CD-ROM, standard on-board gfx, no sound. Currently unused.
Dell PowerEdge 1300 server - 500MHz P3 x2, 256MB RAM, 2x9GB SCSI, CD-ROM,
standard on-board gfx, no sound. Currently unused. SLES9 installed.
I was thinking of using one server for MySQL and Apache and the other for
actually recording, en/de/transcoding and using the IBM as the primary
f/e. The Dell desktop would be a secondary f/e for another telly.
I have other bits and pieces lying around, but they're nothing special.
There's also my housemate's laptop, but I don't think it's got the grunt
to run anything (266MHz P2, 256MB RAM, 20GB HDD, CD-ROM). It's got W2K
and SuSE 9.2 Pro on it.
Please let me know your thoughts. Any info will be appreciated.
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