[mythtv-users] Apple Products as FEs
mdonaghy at michaeldonaghy.com
Sun Mar 15 03:57:49 UTC 2009
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 02:40:26PM -0500, Mitch Gore wrote:
> Why not just build full PC's? you could make a VDPAU machine for ~$200. If
> you dont want to run trunk get a faster proc.
> Here is a box i have been eyeballing:
> 1. Winsis Wi-01 Black SGCC / ABS Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
> Item #:N82E16811234020
> Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
> Item #:N82E16813121359
> Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model
> Item #:N82E16820134192
> SPARKLE SFPC84GS512U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready
> Video Card
> Item #:N82E16814187042
> Grand Total: $197.96
> Then just network boot it and viola, fully HD compatible and can handle
> h.264. Plus small form factor (10x11x3.5") If you need a CD/DVD drive toss
> that in for $35-45 dollars.
The Sparkle card above has a heat sink that is wider than a PCI slot.
Wouldn't you run into a problem with the heat sink on the video card
hitting the PSU?
I don't have any of this hardware, but from the pictures on NewEgg, I'd
be awfully worried about it.
Once all the parts for my 1st BE/FE arrive (Tuesday) & the box is setup,
I'll likely place an order for parts for a 2nd FE-only box, and I definitely
liked the price on on your hypothetical box, however I just question
will it all fit.
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