[mythtv-users] Recommendation for replacement motherboard/processor?
st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Wed May 23 08:38:11 UTC 2007
Have you though about *downgrading* and going for a backend frontend
E.g. Use a Pentium 3 class machine as the backend and your current AMD setup
as your frontend. With the recording load etc taken off will it handle the
It'd be cheap! And much more environmentally friendly (you recycle both the
AMD and someone elses P3).
You can also hide the backend which is likely to be more wife friendly...
On 23/05/07, Matthew McClement <mythtv at macker.co.uk> wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
> > Sounds like a good possibility. I already have a SPDIF from the existing
> > setup so as long as the header is there I should be able to make it
> > work. Power supply is a stout 450 watt so thats not an issue either. Any
> > other systems that are good? How about Pentium 4 dual core systems?
P4D's are too hot, TDP is 95-130W, and not much faster than the AMD. I'd
> guess the 4200+ is about the same speed as a 3.2Ghz Pentium D940.
> If you want to go down the Intel route get a C2D based machine.
> Potentially much higher performance if you're prepared to do some
> overclocking but the base price will be a bit higher and there aren't
> currently any decent C2D based motherboards with NVidia onboard video(I
> don't consider the Intel integrated graphics mature enough for HD
> playback/resolutions yet).
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