[mythtv-users] System upgrade - 150 (200) to spend

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 14:07:01 UTC 2008


On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:39 AM, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:

>
> The main thing I think when I look at those is that within the 150/200
> I'm buying a case and PSU that I don't need. Surely I would get more for
> my money just buying the CPU, motherboard and memory?
>
> However, the page you sent me does give me a good quick glance look at
> the 'rank' of new systems, so I could buy the bits I need from
> Overclockers. I used them last time I built a machine.
>
> I recently bought a used computer as an additional frontend.  I found it on
http://www.avforums.com - which is a UK home theater forum.  They are all
into Windows MCE there - but there is a good trading section - much more
reliable they e-prey.

I got in March - for 150 - a Silverstone LC17 case and PSU,  Gigabyte
GA-73PVM-S2H motherboard (which has integrated Nvidia graphics), 2GB Corsair
memory, Intel E2160 Core2Duo, Artic Cooler CPU cooler, 320GB Seagate HDD,
DVD writer, cables, etc.

Last night I re-set it up (it's going to become a BE/FE) and re-formatting
and starting from scratch with Ubuntu 8.04 I had it up and running in about
three hours connected (using the regular Nvidia drivers) to a 1920x1200
display, sound, Adobe flash, everything working. (except one small issue
with mythmusic not playing aac files because I decided to compile everything
rather than using the packages for myth because I'm stubborn)

So - for 150 used - you should get everything you need and more.  Check out
avforums for good used gear.
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