[mythtv-users] Acceptable Hardware

Aaron Aguilar aaronaguilar at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 18:27:23 UTC 2005

Make sure you get a quiet case fan.  Also get a quiet fan for your
CPU.  Also make sure you get a hard drive that is quiet.  I would also
get a vid card that doesn't have a fan.  Any processor will work fine.


On 6/28/05, Anthony Vito <anthony.vito at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/26/05, Daniel Finnie <dfinnie at erols.com> wrote:
> > Here is the system, with links to NewEgg and some questions:
> You probably could just get away with searching the list and deciding
> on hardware that way. Machine building question aren't too relevant to
> the list, but that's ok. It's not like you cursed or something....
> > Is it OK if I forgo the floppy drive?
> You should have a floppy laying around if you need it in a pinch to
> update a BIOS... so much easier that way.....
> > HDD - 300GB 7200RPM IDE Western Digital (only $133, otherwise I would get
> > SATA).  If I end up needing a second hard drive, will MythTV recognize
> > it and use it the same?  IE I don't have to say "put this recording on this hard drive"
> That's actually an interesting question. Myth uses a path for
> storarge. One for recordings and one for a live TV buffer. I don't
> think there is any fail over ability built in. Typically in a 'nice'
> linux setup you use LVM to manage your disks. With LVM you can add a
> new disc as a physical volume and extend other logical volumes, then
> extend the file systems to match. Most modern linux distros will let
> you set up LVM on install.
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
> > RAM - 2x 256mb ddr333 (pc2700)
> Get 512M and then you don't have to think about it again.
> > second tuner, should I get more?
> This is a personal question.... how much TV do you watch?
> > CPU - AMD Sempron 2600+ Palermo 333MHz FSB Socket 754.
> Fine for everything but HDTV... but it doesn't look like your doing that.
> > $608 :(  Can I skimp on anything?  I might just get a case later and
> > leave it in a
> > cardboard box.
> Personally I wouldn't set out to build a system by buying the absolute
> bottom of the barrel parts.... but to each his own. I left out all the
> other questions because they can easily be searched for.
> Good luck!
> --
> Anthony Vito
> anthony.vito at gmail.com
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