[mythtv-users] mythtv hardware plans

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 3 18:44:19 UTC 2007

On Feb 3, 2007, at 10:38 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:

>>> - non-VIA chipset ATX mobo
>>>   how fast will my proc need to be to do what i want?
>> As fast as you can afford :-)
> adding to Brian's always good advice...

Geee, thanks.
>> You didn't mention what CPU architecture you're thinking of but there
>> are some really good deals on the socket 939 AMD chips these days.
>> You can get an FX60 for under $400 and an Opteron 165 for $100. This
>> assumes you're in the USA, your reference to Comcast would indicate
>> that.
> Look into the mATX boards with built in GeForce 6100/6150 cards. There
> are a few with DVI output for your HDTV. They will also have SPDIF
> output on the back plate or with header pins that you can get an
> adapter for ($15). This is a nice all in one solution that can be
> easily turned into a standalone frontend later if you decide to go in
> this direction.
> You'll want a minimum of an Athlon x2 for a combined system.

I can't recall hearing anyone complain that a system had too fast a  
CPU, too much RAM or too much storage, although heat, power and noise  
are also considerations.

If you keep your eyes open you can often find some real deals, it's  
worth the time to look around.

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