[mythtv-users] Comments sought on combined FE/BE box spec
michael.parker at st.com
Tue Feb 2 13:47:23 UTC 2010
I'm a newbie to Myth and, having developed an idea of the functionality available using an old 500MHz P3, I'm trying to spec out a combined FE/BE HTPC.
I'm aiming for something quiet and relatively low power, but with enough horsepower for HD decode/BluRay playback. As far as is possible, I'm looking for something that won't require significant upgrades for a good few years.
Having trawled around the net for similar spec HTPCs, I've settled on the following spec.
The uATX form factor dictates a max of 2 PCI slots - needed for a wireless card and the HVR-4000 tuner card.
MB: ASUS M3N78-EM
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 605e Energy Efficient Quad Core, S AM3, 2.3GHz, 2MB Cache, 45W
RAM: Crucial DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 2x2GB
PCI1: D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL G520
PCI2: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4000
HDD: 2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ
CASE: Antec Fusion Remote Black
PSU: 385W Enermax PRO82+ EPR385AWT
FAN: Scythe Shuriken Rev.B Quiet Low Profile
OPTICAL: Samsung SH-B083L/BSBP Blu-Ray Combo Player 8x BD-ROM, 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM Read, LightScribe, OEM
Before committing to purchase any of the above, I'd *really* appreciate some informed feedback.
Many thanks in advance,
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