[mythtv-users] HTPC Configuration for first MythTV box

Fred fred at blackhole.riot.eu.org
Wed Sep 8 18:28:52 EDT 2004


Here's a first try at configuring a Home Theater PC with the goals of:

 - run MythTV on Fedora Core 2
 - provide redundancy for some components
 - eliminate VCRs, DVD players, 200-CD changer
 - do more when I realize what else the box can do


   Case . . . . . . . . . . Antec Overture
   Power Supply . . . . . . Included with Antec Overture
   Motherboard  . . . . . . Asus A7N8X Deluxe
   CPU  . . . . . . . . . . AMD Athlon XP 3200+
   Memory . . . . . . . . . Two Samsung 512MB PC3200 400MHz DDR
   Hard Drives  . . . . . . Two Western Digital 250GB WD2500JDRTL
   Optical  . . . . . . . . Two Sony DRU-710A DVD+RW
   Video Capture  . . . . . Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350
   Graphics Adapter . . . . Asus GeForce FX 5200
   Keyboard/Mouse . . . . . Logitech Cordless MX Duo
   Sound  . . . . . . . . . Use Motherboard Audio Features
   NIC  . . . . . . . . . . Use Motherboard NICs (two)

It's obvious that the above configuration is overdoing the job
of eliminating several separate pieces of equipment.  But when
it comes to peace-of-mind as to whether the system can handle
new tasks, it should be quite some time before a second system
has to be considered.





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