[mythtv-users] Frontend/Backend Hardware Suggestions on a Budget
beww at beww.org
Thu Feb 8 06:18:27 UTC 2007
On Feb 7, 2007, at 11:02 PM, Ryan wrote:
> The build I am currently thinking of:
> $76.99 CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB DDR 400
> $59.00 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz socket 939 for $12 I may
> go with the 3800 for 2.4 GHz
I'm assuming that "$12" is a typo ? or perhaps not USD ? But your
mention of NewEgg inplies you are in the USA.
Don't neglect the Opteron 165 as a possible CPU. It's around $120US
(what I think you meant), is a dual-core chip and overclocks
beautifully. It's sometimes ignored as a "server" chip but that's
An Athlon64 4000+ can be had for $95
I think your decision to go with a 939 system is a good one for
performance/price these days.
> $59.99 BIOSTAR GEFORCE 6100-M9 Socket 939 Micro ATX
> $59.99 COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 (ATX/MicroATX case)
> HD, I am still deciding how fast of a sata I should get, how large
> it should be, and how large of a cache
> I do need a graphics card with component out since I have a crappy
> TV here at school, but it could have s-video if there is some sort
> of inexpensive cable for s-video to component.
S-Video output is common and cheap, component output is neither. S-
Video to true "component" would take more than a cable.
> I was thinking about maybe using a Hauppauge 350 for video out
> instead, but I do not know how easy this might be.
As has been mentioned the 350's output is not actively supported
anymore and you would not be able to use the OpenGL stuff.
> If I get a graphics card I will probably go for the budget
> Hauppauge 150.
As was mentioned here just tonight be careful of the new 150s that
have chips not supported by IVTV.
> These prices are all from newegg...If there are any recommendations/
> suggestions, let me know. This will be my first Mythbox and yes it
> will be only for PVR uses. Any thing you could suggest to help me
> avoid common noob errors in selecting parts. It will be my main
> frontend/backend box. If you know of any better deals that would
> help a lot also. This is a budget system remember! Thanks for any
> help you could offer! And Thank you for all the help you have
> given me so far!
NewEgg tends to be a little high on some items, be sure to look around.
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