[mythtv-users] Re: Re: Yet another noobie sanity check ;-)
bishop at platypus.bc.ca
Thu Jul 8 18:08:09 EDT 2004
Is there room in the case for a SilentDrive2002 enclosure? I need
something to recommend to my other-brother, and he really needs to quiet
out his living room. The 250G is probably quiet on day one, or nearly
so, but I've found many drives (maxtor especially) start whining after a
very short time. The whining really kills the WAF.
Couvrette, Jeffrey C. wrote:
> It's getting old, but the Asus Pundit is still a great system for a MythTV
> Frontend/Backend. It's quite and small and cheap. For $150 (newegg.com),
> you get a case, PSU, and motherboard with graphics, 5.1 audio, network,
> firewire, USB2, 2 PCI ports, PCMCIA Port - in a nice package. I use one and
> would highly recommend it. The picture quality is good, as is the sound (I
> use optical). I can't hear it running in my quiet living room. I would
> also recommend an infrared keyboard/mouse unit and then programming a
> universal remote to enter your key strokes. But a remote does come with the
> PVR-250 as well. There is also lots of help in the community from other
> Pundit users and very specific set up guides with Fedora Core 1.
> Pundit $150
> Hard Drive $200 250G
> Memory $80 512MB
> PVR-250 $133
> DVD-ROM $50
> Processor $70 2.4GHz Celeron
> TOTAL $683
> US->CN$ $898
> Just my two cents, though.
>>I've checked out the CoolerMaster, and do like it. However, getting
>>that and then the other required bits (power supply, fan, etc) pushes
>>the price up for the system more than I'm willing to go (heck, I'm
>>not even sure all this is going to work yet). I can get the Aria for
>>$139 (CDN) with PS, while the Coolermaster is $153 and I still need
>>to buy those other parts. Basically, I'm bumping my head on my
>>self-imposed $1000 (cdn) budget for this project.
>>As this is solely meant as a server, I'm not looking for killer
>>speed. MythTV is definitely the biggest load on the system. I much
>>more concerned with keeping it quiet and thus cool.
>>It sounded like people were warning me away from the AMD Thoroughbred
>>XP2000 due to heat concerns. The processor I'm thinking of using now
>>is "AMD MOBILE ATHLON XP-M 2400+ 1.8GHz 266FSB BARTON 45W 1.45V OEM"
>>($125), basically the lowest end mobile proc I can find. I can use
>>this in a Socket A board? Anything weird I need to know about
>>(heatsinc, fan issues perhaps)? If I went the other direction and got
>>a Duron 1800, is that powerful enough to handle things like MPEG2 to
>>MPEG4 transcoding and DVD decoding? Would that produce even less
>>heat? Its definitely a lot cheaper ($75).
>>I think the motherboard may be a little overkill too actually.
>>Considering that I'm not using the built-in video at all (I will only
>>need TV out or S-video once its all set up), I think I'm paying a
>>premium for that in the Shuttle MN31N. I really wanted an AMD mobo
>>with onboard tv-out, 5.1, spdif, firewire, usb2, and gigbit ethernet
>>(to talk to my screaming fast mac). I know now that expecting so much
>>was folly! ;-) The shuttle seamed a good choice as it offered most of
>>what I wanted onboard, except TVout which could be added in the AGP,
>>preserving the 3 PCI slots for 2 PVR x50's and leaving one slot for
>>gigabit ethernet if I dare (providing this thing isn't literally
>>smoking by then). Anyone aware of a better/cheaper mATX mobo that
>>could fit my bill?
>>Thanks again for all the help so far!
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