[mythtv-users] Impossible to choose Motherboard?
craigread at csi.com
Thu Dec 9 00:23:22 UTC 2004
Drew Zerdecki wrote:
> Is it impossible? I know I want an Intel chip but beyond that I have
> no real preference (until you tell me) for chipset, form factor,
> onboard s-video out. I've looked through the PVR HArdware database,
> but I haven't gotten a clear idea of what to get. What is the first
> decision to make? Chipset? Form factor to match that sexy case?
> Something else? Now I am not even sure I want an Intel chip...
> Should I switch and become an AMD man? Help.
I'm using an AMD Athlon 2800+ cpu, but I think the principle is the
same. I chose an Albatron nForce2 motherboard (KM18G-Pro2) with
on-board video (nvidia GeForce4 MX440), audio (6 channel with digital
out), networking, firewire, etc. I wanted an all-in-one motherboard to
keep the cost of the system down. When I get around to replacing it,
I'll probably go for a board without the video and use a GeForce FX5200
(the MX440 doesn't seem to have any sort of mpeg decoder and it
struggles with HD signals on my Twinhan card).
I'd definitely recommend going for a nForce chipset as I've had zero
problems with it. If you want "ok" quality audio, get one with it
on-board and save a few dollars. If you want "great" quality audio,
skip the on-board and look at one of the Creative THX certified cards.
> Thanks for the help?
Hope it was helpful.
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