[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)
marius at schrecker.org
Wed Jan 23 13:35:30 UTC 2008
I'd like to question the 7300 video card as I'm trying to make the same
decision for my own MythTV box.
Here's what I'm thinking about:
1. XvMc is only supported up to and including the 7000 series, but it's
buggy, and with your processor I'm sure you don't want it.
2. later series (8000) have smaller gap sizes in the chips, and should
theoretically give the same performance at lower power=heat.
Ther are a couple of 65nm chips out, but they seem to be
high-end/expensive at the moment. A google threw up the 7200 as being
65nm, but this turned out to be a red-herring/typo.
So far I've been unable to corroborate this, but have been wondering about
running an underclocked 8400 GS / 8500 GS (80nm) as an alternative.
Googling otherwise does seem to throw up the 7600 GS as a cool chip.
> One more thing, the new penryns E8X00 are out and the should be a bit
> cooler, but OTH the olders will probably be cheaper.
> It looks like a nice kit.
> On Jan 23, 2008 2:17 PM, Henrik Beckman <henrik.list at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe some cables, but better leave something to the recipient.
>> The MCE usb remote has an isrsender, case that is needed.
>> On Jan 23, 2008 1:10 PM, Michael Nguyen < michaeln at twentyten.org> wrote:
>> > Michael Nguyen wrote:
>> > [snip]
>> > All right guys, last post and I promise to let this die. So, I have
>> > everything in my Newegg shopping cart. Before I buy this, is there
>> > you guys would change?
>> > Antec Fusion 430
>> > Asus P5B-MX
>> > nVidia GeForce 7300GT
>> > (1) Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
>> > 2 GB PC2 6400
>> > (1) Hauppauge PVR-500 w/ Microsoft MCE Remote
>> > 20X DVD+/-R
>> > (2) 750 GB SATA drives
>> > And of course, the HD Homerun which cannot be purchased at Newegg. I
>> > want this to be a really great gift, so is there anything here you
>> > would change that would make a meaningful difference?
>> > Michael
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