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

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Nov 2 05:14:04 UTC 2020

On 2 November 2020 05:07:29 GMT, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>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
>>> 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
>>> GT-1030 GFX card or add a Radeon RX 570 GFX card and still be
>>> 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.

Sorry, broken link. Try this: https://store.minisforum.com/collections/all-product/products/minisforum-n40-mini-pc

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