[mythtv-users] New System - Looking for Feedback

Brian Fischer brianafischer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 23:21:52 UTC 2010

I just built a new system and wanted to open up some discussion.  I did a
lot of research, and think that this system would be great for others
looking to build a new system.  Just wanted to get some feedback from the

Use case:

MythBuntu as the main OS and running Windows XP in VMware.

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard -
4 PCI Ports for legacy PVR cards.  On-Board Fire Wire for cable box
control.  Future Compatability for USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model
HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Plan to do video editing on this system and lots of transcoding HDTV
recordings to H.264, thus the Quad Core.
Still have to do some research on multi-threaded transcoding...

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
Lots of RAM for virtual machine.

MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail
Cheap fanless GT 210 card for half of the price of a 220.  Have not heard
good review on 210 but no fanless 220 found on newegg and 220 w/fans are
twice the price.  Next bump was $90 for a GTS 240.  Will upgrade to a GTS
220 fanless when they are cheaper.  However, this review is pretty damning
of the 210:
Anyone have feedback on this review?

Rosewill R5605-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Front Mesh Design Dual
120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40C,80 PLUS Certified,
Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply -

System Cost = $450

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