[mythtv-users] New System Hardware Recommendations

Maverick mavantix at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 08:51:36 UTC 2005

> The email from Maverick yesterday detailed what he bought, based
> on the Jarod's "Standard Definition Slave Backend and Playback
> System" says this:
>   Chaintech 7NIF2
>   Athlon XP 2700+
>   2x 256MB DRAM PC3200
>   Samsung 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model SP1614C
>   SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case
>   PVR-350

I think I'm going to put the pictures of my install together and do a
write up about it. Hardware seems to be a common question on this
list, but there's not too many detailed lists of exactly what worked
for people (well, there's the mythtv hardware database, but I found it
less than helpful).

I found Jarod's list of his hardware specifics very helpful, in fact,
I got the same motherboard because I assumed if he has TVout working
on it, then I could get it to work...

If I did the above again, being a couple weeks later in the every
changing computer hardware world, I'd get the Chaintech 7NIF4
(+SATA!!), and the SATA version of the Samsung 160gb drive. Mainly for
the convenience of small cables. I might upgrade my board anyway and
just sell the one I have on ebay for $50 or something, it's only 2
weeks old... ;) Another thing, the newer board supports Sempron too,
which are ?cheaper? than XP's...

What would be kick ass is a version of that board with DVI out! Now
I'm dreaming.


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