[mythtv-users] Yes, it's overkill, but here is the list for my new machine in planning...
henrik.list at gmail.com
Sun May 11 09:40:46 UTC 2008
Similar to what I have but the E8400 where out of stock so I went "crazy"
and ended up with a q9300 and 4GB ram...
Happy with my setup though.
IŽd go for a bigger disk and since RAM i so cheap IŽd go for atleast 4GB.
On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 4:39 AM, Justin The Cynical <cynical at penguinness.org>
> This is for a HD frontend/backend in an LC17 case. As I always try to
> do, I specify over what I need to make the investment last as long as
> (Copy and paste from the newegg listings)
> -Intel BOXDP35DPM
> -Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
> -GIGABYTE GV-NX73G256D-RH GeForce 7300GS 512MB(256MB on Board)
> -SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT
> -A-DATA 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800
> -Seagate SV35.2 ST3500630SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
> -EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ8080S 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
> -Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7190S
> Motherboard - The board isn't known for being able to do any
> overclocking, but who cares? I'm after rock solid stable. The CPU
> should have more than enough grunt to decode Blu-Ray, when I go that
> route. My main concern was to get the SPDIF out (optical preferred) and
> have a good amount of PCI/PCIe slots (tuners, sound card in case the
> on-board turns out to be a stinking FPOS, etc). The fact that the N/S
> bridge chips are passively cooled is a bonus.
> CPU - gobs of grunt. I want to avoid XvMC this time around.
> Power supply - Seasonic 80+ certified with a bit of headroom for more
> tuners/hard drives. What else needs to be said?
> Memory- 1 gig kit for the dual channel effect with heat spreaders. One
> gig is ample in my current set-up, and if I need more, the board
> supports four sticks.
> Hard drives: Thought I'd give the "video drives" from Seagate a shot.
> The other drive is the OS drive, so I didn't care much about it. Newegg
> had it rated pretty good, so why not, it's inexpensive, and if worse
> came to worse, I drop in one of my PATA drives to get it back up and
> Optical: Again, decent drive from a well known company. Burning
> capabilities are not a high priority, but if my wife starts making use
> of MythArchive, the WAF goes up and the ability to get more tuners and
> storage increases at the same time. :-D
> Video: Nvidia with XvMC support (if I have to use it for whatever
> reason) and a component video break out box, passively cooled.
> I will be reusing the case and my existing tuners (1st Gen Air2PC and a
> pcHD 3000 card), perhaps picking up a newer tuner to replace the Air2PC
> or use it in the dev machine (which will be the current hardware).
> Any comments or suggestions?
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