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

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 18:33:32 UTC 2021

On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 2:29 AM Stephen Worthington, <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>

> On Sat, 11 Dec 2021 19:48:57 -0500, you wrote:
> >Anyone have thoughts on the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4
> >Motherboard? (
> >https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20phantom%20Gaming%204/index.asp)
> This looks like a lower end (ie cheaper) X570 motherboard.  Higher end
> X570 boards can be very expensive, and are likely overkill for a box
> intended for MythTV only.  But if you are intending to use it for
> other things too, you might want to look at more expensive options.
> X570 is great for getting 6+ (8 in this case) SATA ports that all work
> when using the NVMe slots.  This can be important if you are like me and
> keep adding more hard drives for more storage.
> I downloaded a copy of the ASRock motherboard's manual and compared it
> to my new X570 motherboard
>  <snip>
> That is all I have noticed - I hope it is some help.

You just wrote an epic novel's worth of insight on a motherboard for
someone halfway around the world from you. I don't have enough superlatives
to add to the thank you's.

So many variables to think of. For example, I was originally going to run
it headless, but if I do use a Windows VM to handle the odd Windows only
press screening, do I want an MB with onboard graphics or a fanless
graphics card?

I'm beginning to realize that this isn't a shopping list, it's a research

Thanks again for your insight.

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