[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jan 11 22:41:10 UTC 2008

Henrik Beckman wrote:

> Iīd look at an intel G33 mATX board and a cheaper Core2 cpu, with a 3rd
> party heatsing the cpu fan shouldnīt be needed.
> AMD wise a 65W CPU and an nvidia based Asus mATX board might be good.
> 2GB of RAM, itīs so cheap.

2GB of Ram is right.

Do NOT even think of going without a Core2 Duo CPU (or AMD equivalent). 
The difference is noticeable.

And the Intel chipsets run cooler than the AMD for the same processing 
power. But figuring out which is equal to what *is* a pain..

If you go for an Intel cpu, you cannot beat the Intel motherboards...and 
they have a profusion of styles, including boards with builtin 
wifi..which just might save some grief and hardware steps and wiring if 
this is to be a combined backend/frontend.


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