[mythtv-users] Myth frontend/backend case
rpooser at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 15:22:05 UTC 2006
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>>> jrottman at gmail.com 01/29/06 9:39 PM >>>
>> Hi, I have been searching around for a nice looking barebones
>> case to enclose my frontent/backend so that I can place it in
>> my entertainment center. I have seen many different cases
>> online, but they all seem to have some drawbacks. I would
>> greatly appreciate if anyone posted their type of case, a
>> link for more information, and what their thoughts are about
>> the case. Thank you.
> There are drawbacks to every case. Size, function, or heat
> dissipation seem to be the three biggies. I don't care about
> size, so I went for the Silverstone line. I've got three of their
> cases. An LC02 for my main backend in my media rack with
> all the disks nfs mounted from a whitebox 11 bay tower in
> my basement, an LC14 in my family room, and an LC16b
> in my test bed, getting ready to replace the LC14 so I can
> move that up to my bedroom. I really like the LC16 because
> of the front panel controls for audio.
> The Pundit line is popular if you like small size and don't need
> a lot of tuners.
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there is an Asus pundit with motherboard for only $115 at newegg.
It looks like the PCI expansion slots are half height though. But
still, great price.
I was trying to decide between an Overture II and a Sonata II myself,
and decided on a Sonata. One reason is because my board is full ATX, so
getting my case to fit in the tiny entertainment center I have is
impossible (it's hard to get even a regular sized VCR in there). When I
rebuild my mythtv machine one day though, I'll probably go for a pundit,
if they're still around and this cheap. The entertainment center is
black, so having the black sonata sitting just beside it right below the
TV actually is plenty fine.
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