[mythtv-users] MytthTV system: ATX vs mATX motherboard?

Jake Palmer jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 31 19:29:51 UTC 2006

>From: Matthias Thyroff <lists at thyroff.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MytthTV system: ATX vs mATX motherboard?
>Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:53:57 +0100
> > In short: get an ATX board with 5 PCI slots, and put it in a case
> > where you can fit three or four drives (or more) with adequate
> >
>Interesting. I am looking to buy a new CPU/MoBo and it seems that with
>recent chipsets, 3 PCI slots seems to be as far as I can get (I am
>looking for Athlon X2, and it is now already difficult to get it for
>939, so it has to be AM2). Then there is an Asus Board with Via Chipset
>(M2V with VIA K8T890), but there it seems to be difficult to get network
>to work in Linux, so again one slot goes for a network card. And there
>are boards with AGP slot and AM2 and 5 PCI slots, but AGP to me does not
>look like a good choice anymore at this point. Same with 775, the only
>board with 5 PCI slots I see has AGP.
>So, what do you recommend, is there a recent board with 5 PCI slots,
>and PCI-E for any of the two AM2 or 775? Or shall I stick with AGP for now?
>     Matthias

AGP is fine unless you plan on doing some serious gaming.  For MythTV, any 
old fanless FX5200 will work fine.  And newegg still has quite a few 939 
dual core chips including X2's and Opterons.

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