[mythtv-users] MythTV Hardware Recommendations - Stability is the Key

Jens Axboe mythtv-users at kernel.dk
Thu Jun 29 08:04:08 UTC 2006

On Jun 28, 2006, at 9:54 PM, Craig Meyer wrote:

> The system must be MicroATX because my case is an aluminum desktop  
> style
> MicroATX that only supports and SFX power supply. I have a 250watt SFX
> supply for it. Initially it will be working with my a single PCI
> Hauppage PVR-250 but I want to reserve the ability to run one or two
> HDTV cards in this system further down the road. However, I will be
> running a distributed myth network with more than one PC. If necessary
> my file server will be able to hold one or more tuner cards.
> In short I am looking for recommendations on a board and processor  
> that
> matches this:
> MicroATX
> SFX 250 Watt P/S
> Has ATA and SATA interfaces
> IS VERY VERY STABLE (probably a via or sis chipset?)

I just built a system based on the ASUS N4L board with an Intel Core Duo
plugged in. Doesn't generate lot of heat and is plenty fast for HDTV as
well. The board seems to satisfy all your requirements above.

Jens Axboe

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