[mythtv-users] To ATX or mATX......discussion please...

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 12:57:01 UTC 2006

On 9/28/06, RH <pvr at bostonmacosx.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Well I had my heart set on going mATX with a Antec NSK 2400.
> I was going to use and ASUS board with OnBoard video and audio however I'm
> leaning away from onboard video.
> In that case I'm thinking I need more PCI slots...I want to record two shows
> at once and watch a third.
> So I'm thinking ATX.
> However the HTPC case at the ATX size really jumps in price.
> For $80 i would get the NSK 2400 with a good review and power supply.
> Now I'm thinking $200 to achieve the same thing in an ATC form factor.
> I'm looking for suggestions for ATX cases that wont beat the PVR budget and
> are quiet and cool.
> I'm thinking 2 PVR 250's and a 6200 Nvidia card along with a 939 or newer
> AMD socket motherboard.
> Could anyone point me in the way of a nice looking(silver preferred) ATX
> case. I'd prefer deskop FF but not a must.

get an mATX board with AGP or PCIe for the video card, this should
leave you with 2xPCI. Use a PVR-500 instead of two PVR-250's, or an
HDHomeRun if you want to do HD which is external, so no slots needed.

Then all you need is an mATX board with onboard optical/coax output if
you need it.

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