[mythtv-users] Hardware setup
tylernt at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 18:37:32 UTC 2010
> Case: Antec NSK2480
Looks like a nice case. Well cooled with those dual (!) 120mm fans I'd
say, yet they should be fairly quiet on the lowest of the 3 speeds.
Heck, I'm tempted to get that case for my desktop PC!
> CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300
Why so much power? With an HDHomeRun, very little CPU is required to
record. With VDPAU, very little CPU is required for playback. Do you
intend to commflag or transcode? If so, a dual-core Atom or
single-core Pentium would, I think, be adequate and run cooler (and
therefore quieter). Without commflagging or transcoding, a single-core
Atom should be fine and you should be able to cool it passively (hard
to get quieter than that).
> RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 2GB
Well, more is better, and RAM is cheap, but my FE runs in 384MB and my
BE seldom uses more than 256 of it's 512MB, so I imagine 1GB would be
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