[mythtv-users] This hardware look ok for HD setup?
beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 26 22:55:55 UTC 2009
On Saturday 26 December 2009 02:17:24 pm steve wrote:
> As indicated in a couple of earlier posts, I am rebuilding my MythTV setup
> to handle HD. This will require a new host box, and the MythTV-relevant
> hardware I'm planning for it is:
> Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3 gHz)
> Memory: 4 Gb DDR2
> Vid card: GeForce 7900GT 512 MB PCI Express x16
> Disk: Western Digital 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb/Sec
> Capture device: Hauppauge HD PVR
> If anyone sees that I've made any sub-optimal (or otherwise bad) decisions
> here, please let me know.
You should mention how you plan to use the hardware, combo front/backend, B/E
only, F/E only?
Anything playing back video should be VDPAU-capable, which the 7900 is not. If
this is a B/E only the video hardware doesn't matter.
CPU and RAM are probably too much, unless you plan to do some other tasks
requiring a lot of horsepower.
You will want a separate spindle for the OS, database and Myth itself, even
something like a 40GB drive would be adequate, unless you plan to netboot or
boot from a flash device. Keep your video storage separate from everything
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