[mythtv-users] My first MythTv box, first linux box and first build

Chuck Rudolph rudolph4404 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 13 01:01:17 UTC 2007

I'm tired of VHS tapes and multiple VCRs so I've decided to build a MythTV box.
This will be my first Linux machine and my first build.
I'm looking for recommendations to the following. Over built? Under built? Too noisy?

I wanted some room for expansion - more disk and capture cards.
I'd also like it quite. It'll be in the entertainment cabinet with the TV. 
The TV is not digital and wont be for a few years yet.
I have 3 different inputs: 
  a.. analog cable 
  b.. cable converter box for scrambled channels - Motorola DCT2224/1662/ACDEG 
    a.. It has a 9 pin Female D connector labeled data 
    b.. It has what looks like a phono plug labeled IR
  c.. and the afore mentioned VCR - I'd like to get rid of some of those tapes...

Here's my current http://newegg.com shopping list...

SILVERSTONE SST-LC17-B Black Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body ATX Media Center / HTPC Desktop Computer Case - Retail 
Model #: SST-LC17-B
Item #: N82E16811163055
$139.99 -$20.00 Instant   $119.99

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 
Model #: M2N-SLI Deluxe
Item #: N82E16813131013
$139.99   $139.99

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 500 MCE White box PCI Interface Personal Video Recorder - Retail 
Model #: 1081
Item #: N82E16815116628
$139.99   $139.99
I picked up a Hauppauge WinTV GO-Plus cheap from my local CompUSA when it was going out of business. Don't know if the card will work with Linux or not yet, but I figured I could make use of the IR Blaster and remote that came with it.
I'd like to add another PVR 500 in the not too distant future.

XCLIO STABLEPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail 
Item #: N82E16817189014
$69.99   $69.99 - Tried a couple of the online PSU calculators which told me I need something at least 440W.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5600CZBOX - Retail 
Model #: ADA5600CZBOX
Item #: N82E16819103771
$149.50   $149.50 

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5K2/2G - OEM 
Model #: KVR800D2N5K2/2G
Item #: N82E16820134117
$119.99   $119.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 
Model #: ST3500630AS
Item #: N82E16822148136
$119.99  x3 $359.97 - Thinking of software raid 5 with LVM.

Subtotal: $1,099.42
-Chuck Rudolph
Email: rudolph4404 at comcast.net
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