[mythtv-users] Hardware Setup Suggestions

Bobby bjm2020 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 04:51:31 UTC 2012

Hey everyone,

I'm new to mythtv and htpc's.  I used to fool around with carpc's a lot
back in the day and come from a tech background as well.  Just looking to
get some suggestions on my proposed hardware setup for a backend server and
some frontends.

I am planning a mythtv backend server that will also be used as a file
server and backup server using amahi home server, as well as some home
automation stuff with homeseer 3 (when it is released).  I will also be
adding two front ends, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom.  I
will be adding more frontends later, but for my initial setup I will start
with two. Here is what I have come up with so far.

Server Hardware List

Case <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352008> -
Fractal Design Arc Mini - $100
Power Supply<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153136> -
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W - $90
Biostar TA760G M2+ - $ Already Own
CPU <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113007> - AMD
Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2Ghz Quad Core $ 90
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 4gb(2x2gb) DDR2 800 - $ Already Own
Hard Drives<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681> -
Data - 2 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green 5900 RPM - $ 240
                   System Drive - 1 250 GB Western Digital SATA - $ Already
Tuner <http://cetoncorp.com/products/infinitv-4-usb/> - Ceton InfiniTV 4
PCIe $200

Total Price $ 720

Frontend Hardware List

Case <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208038> -
XION HTPC XON-810PCB W/450W Power Supply - $60
Motherboard<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157215> -
ASRock 760GM-GS3 - $45
Video Card <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121471> -
ASUS ENG430 GeForce GT 430 1 GB Low Profile - $56
Processor <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103904> -
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3Ghz Dual Core - $ 50
Memory <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148541> -
Crucial Ballistix sport 4Gb DDR3 1333 - $25
Remote <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880101002> -
Rosewill Media Center Remote - $25
Hard Drive - None, will be network booted from server


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