[mythtv-users] Building Remote Frontend - Components

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sat Jan 9 23:35:49 UTC 2010

On 1/9/2010 4:05 PM, Jongi wrote:
> I am thinking of the components below for a FE in the bedroom:
> Mobo
> Asus M3N78-VM

I use this motherboard for all my HD frontends.
> AMD X4 9650

This processor is more than you need. The lower cost and lower power AMD 
Athlon 64 X2 5200 is more than sufficient. I have it in one of my HD 
frontends with the above motherboard.

> Video
> GT220 512MB

There is no need for a video card as the motherboard's built-in video is 
more than sufficient.

> 2GB JetRAM DDR2-800
> Seagate 7200.12 8MB 250GB

As you noted, there is no need for a hard drive as you can network boot. 
In fact, with 2GB of RAM, the root file system can be in RAM. Even 
though the hard drive is cheap, the system can be quieter and will be 
lower power without it.

> Remote
> Hauppauge MCE
> I'll also be buying a 32" LCD (720op capable). I thought of making it
> diskless, but I thought given the cost of the HDD I might as well have
> one in there. Basically it will source everything from the BE via the
> network (cable - 54Mbps)
> Should this work pretty well?
> Regards
> Jongi
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