[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please
geoff at hughes.net
Fri Jun 5 02:28:42 UTC 2009
On 06/04/2009 01:39:44 AM, Troy Goodson wrote:
> I'm looking to build my first rig. I want HDMI audio/video and I
> 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
I'm assuming that you're running on a Linus disto -- does MythTV do
Windoze? That being the case, you should be aware that Nvidia-based
systems are not supported in the leading distos, the drivers being
binary-only. Kernels with builtin Nvidia drivers are available from
other sources, or its easy to install them yourself. People will give
you strange looks, however.
I can give thumbs up to the ASUS P5N7A-VM
> Processor: Intel E8400 Wolfdale Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
> $165 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
> Cooler: SilverStone NT07-775
> $27 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220034
Cooling Alpine 7
Well-made, very quiet.
> Memory: 2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 - CT25664AA800
> $27 http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?
I like Corsair, but WTH.
> Capture: PCHDTV HD-5500 x2 (dual tuners)
> $227 http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500.html
I have had great success with HD HomeRun. Comes with an IR receiver
> Drive: Hitachi 1TB Serial-ATA Hard Drive
> $70 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?
> 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
Be careful here. You want a quiet system, unless its going to be inside
the furniture. This case has 2 120mm fans plus the one in the PS. I
run them at low speed; almost inaudible. Quiet PC likes the case as
well. FWIW, mine came with a dead PS, but no trouble replacing it.
PS is 380 watt. The Rosewill case has just one 80mm fan. It is going to
be _very_ busy.
> Total: $695, probably a little less than that...
Mine adds up to more, but not much over the life of the system, I would
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