[mythtv-users] Monolith Pre-made MythTV Box?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 19:45:56 UTC 2008
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux
<charles at reptile.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 6:03 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How much do I want to spend?
>>> You can certainly build one cheaper and at least as powerful for much less.
>>> Obviously you have to be willing to support it yourself if you go this
>> With the specs that they are listing, you could easily build the same
>> machine at 1/3 to 1/2 the cost.
> So for considering the time vs. cost question (of whether to just
> purchase a system like this or build one myself) I should probably
> look at this as... can I build a MythTV box myself in $300 to $400
> worth of time.
> (Give that you are stating that that machine is overpriced by about
> $300 to $400.)
The hardware specs put this at around $250 to $400 depending on how
much you spend on the case. With these specs the case+powersupply will
most certainly be the most expensive part.
1 GB of Memory: Less than $30 (I paid $25 for 2GB corsair XMS on ebay last week)
500 HD: $60
5200+ CPU: $66
AM2 Mobo with onboard nVidia graphics: Less than $85
Case + power supply: $50 to $300
DVD burner: $30
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