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My MythTV System

I built this system in June 2006. I wanted reasonably priced system to record SD cable. It is also the frontend so it had to be small and quiet. I was able to use some old parts I had along with a low priced CPU and motherboard. The SATA controller enabled me to use some newer hard drives with higher capacities and speeds.

The results so far have been good. My WAF is very high and, after I pulled out the Geforce fan (with no ill effects for 7 months), it has been very quiet.



  • Motherboard: Biostar M7VIG400 Socket A VIA KM266Pro Micro ATX
  • CPU: AMD Sempron 2400+ Thoroughbred 1.667GHz Socket A
  • Heatsink: ThermalRight SI-97A
  • Memory: 2 x 512Mb Corsair
  • Video: GeForce4 Ti (fan removed)
  • PCI Slots:
    • Promise SATA300 TX4 SATA II Controller Card
    • Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 Personal Video Recorder (990)
    • D-Link DWL-AG530 Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless Adapter
  • Hard Drives:
    • 2 x Samsung SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    • 1 x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • DVD: Sony Dual Layer +R -R RW Burner
  • Case: Antec NSK2400 Black/Silver Steel MicroATX 380W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply


  • Operating System: Fedora Core 6
  • Kernel: 2.6.18-1.2798
  • MythTV: .20-fixes (atrpms)
  • File System:
    • / - (ext3) 8GB
    • /video - (jfs) 689GB
    • swap 1GB

TV Service

  • Cable: Time Warner Standard Def
  • Listings: Zap2it