[mythtv-users] New User Questions
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Fri Nov 12 15:20:49 UTC 2004
>>> wayne at kokyuaikido.co.uk 11/12/2004 9:04:20 AM >>>
>Dear Guys and Gals,
>Assuming i was to use a x-box for the front end, What hardware
>would the list recomend for the backend server????
>Also how about getting a hardware list of tried and tested stuff on
>mythtv website ?
Yep, check out:
You may have different needs depending on your situation. For me,
I have a completely ugly box, I think I picked up from a flea market
for $2. Blew tons of cash on a really nice mobo (asus p4c-800 deluxe),
had a celery 2.4 laying around, bought lots of case fans and started
out with a single 40gb drive. Then I added a 60 for just video. Then
moved the stuff on the 60 to two 250s. I only have one tuner, soon
to be two or three, maybe throw in a pcHDTV. I have one cheapo
p3 I picked up for $50, put in an fx5200, using for a frontend and
the video is great.
The master backend/frontend is super loud, but runs pretty cool and
is far out of the way in the basement near my wiring hub and switch.
The front end is sort of loud, but it is in a cabinet and I can't hear
because the cabinet is lined with dynamat and the opening in the
back as a regular house filter on it too.
I have a friend who uses a CoolerMaster 620 as his combined
frontend/backend right in the main media rack. He's constantly
spending cash to make the box either cooler or more quiet. I
don't really worrying about either with my backend. The frontend
is ugly as heck too (I'd love a pundit), but it's in a cabinet and
works perfectly. I've been playing around with a mediamvp,
but I'm not totally happy with the implementation. I may
just go out and get another ugly front end and then I'll start
worrying about how quiet it is...
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