[mythtv-users] MB fried - suggestions to replace or upgrade?

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Mar 26 20:09:27 UTC 2007

Shane Hickey wrote:
> David Murphy <dm1000 at gmail.com> [2007-03-08 15:26]:
>> It's not even close to being as small as your existing case but the 
>> Antec NSK2400 seems to be very well regarded in terms of intelligent, 
>> quiet design.  You could fit 3 hard drives, DVD drive, 2 capture
>> cards + video card or use the onboard video of a modern matx
>> motherboard.
>> http://www.silentpcreview.com/article591-page1.html
> So, I think I'm going to go with this suggestion.  I'm putting together the system now and I was hoping that people could let me know if they see anything that might burn me?
> 1X - Antec NSK2400 Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129014
> 	- I read some negative comments about fans, so I thought I'd get the following 2 fans.  I was thinking one as intake and one as exhaust?  I think I was reading that the fluid dynamic fans only do exhaust well?  With the 2 fans that come with the case that'll give me 4 to play with.. surely I can find 2 that work out of those 4.
> 1X - ARCTIC COOLING 120mm fliud dynamic fans - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186008
> 1X - SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm 17-39.5 DBA fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999344
> 1X - winTV-pvr 500 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116628
> 1X - winTV-pvr 350 - I already have this from my fried box
> 2X - SAMSUNG 500GB SATA drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152052
> 	- still trying to decide if I want to do software raid 0, 1 or no raid on these.  I'll do LVM2 for my /video parition, though.
> 1X - SI-128 CPU cooling heatsink - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109129
> 1X abit NF-M2 motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127013
> 1X AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103751
> 2X 1G Memory 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134009
> 1X - SAMSUNG DVD burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151136
> 1X - LITE-ON DVD ROM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106066
> 	- I think I'm only getting this so I can copy disk to disk... and cause it's only $18 ;)
> I appreciate any feedback.  Even if it's, "you are an idiot". ;)
> Shane

You havae not listed an IR receiver/remote. Silverstone among others 
build cases with builtin IR+VFD and come with a remote... for about $80 
US over the bare case version.

If you don't mind the possibility of a scratch or two, check out the 
'B-store' at Antec's web site...Reduced price for refurb units....


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