[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please

Troy Goodson TroysLists at Lavabit.com
Thu Jun 4 08:39:44 UTC 2009

I'm looking to build my first rig.  I want HDMI audio/video and I want  
to be able to play high-bitrate H.264 movies.  I plan on hooking this  
up to a 42-inch Panasonic Plasma TV.

I'd really appreciate any extra eyes to give feedback on what I've  
listed, below, particularly because I've never built a PC before and  
may have missed something obvious.  I plan on installing MythDora and  
find out just how easy it is :)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H
$80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128072

Processor:  Intel E8400 Wolfdale  Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
  $165 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

Cooler:  SilverStone NT07-775
$27 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220034

Memory:  2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 - CT25664AA800
$27 http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=525435EDA5CA7304

Capture: PCHDTV HD-5500 x2 (dual tuners)
$227  http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500.html

Drive: Hitachi 1TB Serial-ATA Hard Drive
$70 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10009440&prodlist=cj

DVD burner: LG 22X DVD-Writer
$22 http://www.provantage.com/lg-electronics-gh22ns30~7LGE905C.htm

IR Remote + receiver:  Anyware HA-IR01SV
$22 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880121001

Case: Rosewill R379-SM, PSU 300W
  $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147098

Total: $695, probably a little less than that...

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