[mythtv-users] endpcnoise.com barebones amb

Steve Smith st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 08:57:37 UTC 2007

On 16/07/07, DaveD <mythtv at guiplot.com> wrote:
> When I first started building my system about 3 years ago, I had a lot
> of trouble with the 64-bit stuff (apps not pre-built or supported at
> all, trouble building apps, etc), but things have improved greatly.  I'm
> running Fedora 5 with current updates and a Myth .21 RPM from Atrpms,
> all x86_64 and all works well.  I'm using Nvidia's proprietary driver
> from RPM but I've run their installer/compiler, too, all fine.  I use
> Mplayer for videos (or Mythvideo), Xine for DVD's, burn CDs and DVDs
> with K3b, QDVDAuthor, have a flash card reader that pops up Gwenview
> when a card is inserted or my camera plugs in, etc, etc, etc.
> One exception is Mozilla; I run the 32-bit version so Flash and Java
> will work (no 64-bit Flash or Java plugins available, STILL!!).
> I've tried running 32-bit OS version (when things were not going well)
> and noticed the difference in speed.  The 64-bit builds really do run
> faster.  Ubuntu didn't support the 64-bit very well when I first tried
> it, but last time it was fully supported.  I recommend it.
> DaveD
> mielikki g wrote:
> > I'm looking for a good starting point for a quiet system. In my
> > current system which I want to replace with something quieter, I have
> > a PVR-350 that I will likely use in the new system and a 500GB IDE
> > drive.
> >
> > I'm looking at this as a base system:
> >
> > http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=AMD_Barebones.html
> >
> > I'd be using gentoo, ivtv (for the PVR-350), and mythtv. I've never
> > run a 64-bit CPU before so I don't know if I have to worry about
> > compatibility issues. I'm not really sure what it has for video.
> > (Looking at the motherboard on newegg, if it's the same one, it says
> > "the ASUS M2NPV-VM comes with NVIDIA's 6150 video processor and an
> > HDTV output module and can support up to 1080i or 720p resolution".)
> >
> > Any thoughts?
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If you're looking for quiet, you can't usually go wrong with mini-ITX boards
unless you're into HD or multiple capture cards.
(You can strap on USB capture but that's not very pretty and its limited).

If all you want is a silent way of running your PVR-350 then an old mini-itx
EPIA-500 will be cheap, silent, small and barely
consume electricity.

(Now what I'd really like to see is a "max-ITX" i.e. one of the more
powerfull (or even less powerful) mini-ITX boards with
more PCI slots so you can use it as a low power backend....


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