[mythtv-users] Motherboard / case suggestions for early 2022 backend

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Fri Dec 10 21:11:25 UTC 2021

On 12/10/2021 12:22 PM, Ian Evans wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2021, 2:45 PM Jay Foster, <jayf0ster at roadrunner.com> 
> wrote:
>     On 12/10/2021 11:31 AM, Ian Evans wrote:
>     > Late 2020, I had a thread "Slightly OT: Powering up remotely" that
>     > discussed an issue with my mythtv box at home while I was in
>     > self-imposed quarantine outside the city.
>     [snip]
>     I recently rebuilt my desktop with a new MB.  You mentioned
>     powering up
>     remotely in your post.  One thing I have noticed is that the ethernet
>     adapters that are built into the MBs now no longer seem to support
>     wake
>     on LAN (WOL).  The ethernet chips do (they advertise it) and you
>     can set
>     it (via ethtool), but it has no effect (I don't think the chip is
>     wired
>     up to implement it).  This is a detail that is hard to determine
>     before
>     you purchase.  I also needed a kernel > = 5.10 to work with the newer
>     ethernet chips (Ubuntu 20.04.1 + HWE).
>     I like my old SilverStone case.  The MediaPC case I am using now is
>     smaller (not as deep) which is a plus, but room for only 3 drives
>     with
>     little air flow for them.  When I do my next rebuild, I will go
>     back to
>     my old SilverStone case.
> Jay,
> Sorry, the mention of powering up remotely from the previous thread 
> was more along the lines of addressable UPS and terminal servers for 
> remotely handling things like fdisk errors. So the mobo doesn't need 
> this. So ignore the mention of the previous thread,it was more of an 
> update on a previous issue. :-)
> Which Silverstone case did you use?
It is a SilverStone GD01 MX (SST-GD01 B-MXR).  Keep in mind, I got this 
13 years ago.  This was for a combined FE/BE.  If you are building a BE 
only, you have more case choices (a basic tower would work).
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