[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)
henrik.list at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 08:12:30 UTC 2008
The Antec fusion is a good silent case, it has 120mm fans and the PSU is
Drawbacks of the fusion is that it´s mATX only. Many cases including the
fusion are quite deep with all connectors and stuff attached to the back,
take that into the equation.
I´ve replaced the antec fans in my fusion with nexus fans to quiet it
For harddrives I´d go with Western Digital GP drives, I´m using samsung
drives today but they vibrate a bit to much.
One drive for OS and DVD backups and one larger drive for recordings is the
way my machine is set up.
I´d look at an intel G33 mATX board and a cheaper Core2 cpu, with a 3rd
party heatsing the cpu fan shouldn´t be needed.
AMD wise a 65W CPU and an nvidia based Asus mATX board might be good.
2GB of RAM, it´s so cheap.
Sata DVD, less cables.
Microsoft mediacenter remote with Ir-sender, newer fusion V2 has integrated
ir reciver but no sender.
TV-cards are harder to recommend.
I´m running Ubuntu, so thats my distro recommendation.
On Jan 10, 2008 1:05 AM, Michael Nguyen <michaeln at twentyten.org> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> So, a friend has been thinking of giving MythTV a go, but he is a pure
> Windows guy. I thought I'd do something nice and build him a snazzy
> MythTV box since I'm quite a bit better with Linux than he is. Since
> it's a gift, I'd really like to get it right the first time. If you
> guys were building a dream MythTV box, what would you buy? I want to
> get something pretty as well so that it looks like a real appliance (I
> was looking at those Shuttle cases).
> If you guys were building something for your mother, what would you get?
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