[mythtv-users] Recommendations: Case/Motherboard

Evil Barney evilbarney at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 01:11:37 UTC 2005

I just bought this one for my front end, it got the wife vote.  


its very quiet, and looks nice.  the loudest thing in that system is
the video card fan.  I spent a few more bucks on a quality CPU fan, it
was worth it.

as for MB/CPU, there are always deals.  I just bought a P4 3.2 HT and
MB with onboard audio/nic for $260 at frys.  I'm sure there are
cheeper deals if you look. if you go hyper thread, it give you a
foundation for HD tv, but you will have to mess with your kernal to
get the benefits (switch kermal to SMP)


On 6/11/05, Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> I awoke this morning to find my Dell FE/BE DOA. I've narrowed it down
> to either the motherboard or CPU, most likely the former. I've been
> considering purchasing a new MB and making a swap, but my wife
> mentioned the other day that she's not too pleased with the PC tower
> on the floor beside the TV. So, I'm thinking about possibly putting it
> back together in a new case, one that looks more like something that
> would fit in an A/V rack.
> If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I don't mind if it
> is tall, 5, 6 or 7 inches, as there is plenty of room in my TV
> cabinet. I could get the dremel out if necessary, but if I can find a
> case/MB with three PCI slots and an AGP that will fit full size cards,
> I'll be happy. I might like to play around with the LCD options that
> are now built into MythTV as well.
> On board audio is good, otherwise I'll need another slot and
> recommendations on sound cards as well.
> If you have suggestions on sites to figure this stuff out on my own,
> please send those along too. I don't mind doing my own research, but
> it's been a few years since I've built a box from the ground up, and I
> just don't know where to start right now.
> Thanx!
> --Garry
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