[mythtv-users] new PC build that's MythTV compatible

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Nov 2 05:07:29 UTC 2020

On 2 November 2020 02:55:11 GMT, "Jeremy D. Eiden" <theonlyrealperson at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 11/1/20 4:58 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
>> Looking for advice on what folks have working in their setup.
>> I'm replacing my old Core i7 2700K system that uses an Nvidia GT-1030
>> GFX card. The reasons are other than Mythtv, but I want Mythtv to
>> just as well as it does today.
>> I know the Core i7 10600K is a respectable 6 Core 12 thread CPU and
>> has Intel GFX. I'm not disappointed with what my GT-1030 is giving
>> so I can always put that old card into the new system if the Intel
>> sucks. But then I'm wasting money on GFX I'm not using.
>> I've been looking at the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 which is 6/12 core/thread 
>> and is very respected. If I get a 500 series motherboard it would
>> support the 5000 Zen 3 processors when they come out.  I could use my
>> GT-1030 GFX card or add a Radeon RX 570 GFX card and still be cheaper
>> than the Intel Core i7 10600K.system.
>> My research says Linux drivers are available for AMD, Nvidia, and 
>> Intel so I'm hoping Mythtv would work fine. However, my son says to 
>> stay with Radeon if I go Ryzen 5 3600 for gaming software 
>> compatibility. (I have no idea why)
>> Any opinions on any of this?
>> Jim A
>That's waaaay more power than MythTV needs.

Seconded. I've just started using this tiny thing for a front end: https://store.minisforum.com/products/minisforum-n40-mini-pc. It plays everything I throw at it flawlessly. 1080p/i always perfectly smooth, including HEVC encoded video.

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