[mythtv-users] Recommendations for Backend Hardware
Bill at Explosivo.com
Tue Feb 6 15:12:26 UTC 2007
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:00:11 -0500
Brian Guilfoos <mythtv at guilfoos.com> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 2/3/07, Matt <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> So, what I'm looking for is
> >> - CPU
> >> - Mobo
> >> - Case
> >> - RAM
> >> - PSU
> >> - Cooling Solutions (heatsink, fans, etc)
> >> I do not need:
> >> - Tuners
> >> - Video Card
> >> - Hard Drives
> >> So, any feedback or ideas?
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/User:Steveadeff#Current_Dedicated_Back_End
> My backend has two AverMedia A180 cards, and one PVR500, GigE ethernet,
> with NFS mounted storage and MySQL running remotely, and some old Nvidia
> card (only used for setup - the system runs headless now), and it all
> runs on an 850MHz Athlon with 640MB RAM. This is more-than-adequate for
> recording purposes, but it falls a little short on commflagging and
> transcoding - those tasks are handled by the frontend machine.
> In my case, it was using what was available, and that was an old desktop
> machine. I *think* it's got an Asus A7V-E motherboard, and I couldn't
> tell you the power supply. But it can handle what it is assigned to do,
> so I've got no complaints.
For years I ran an 800MHZ machine with a PVR350. The wonder that is the PVR350 is that it barely strained the computer. RAM I think was 512MB.
For awhile it also was the frontend - playing back over the PVR350.
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