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Users / Re: Via to partner with nVidia
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:12:44 pm »
No match for Intel.

Strictly business speaking here, they have SFF boards out @ $69 that pack a nice punch.

Then add another generation and they'll add more features and keep the price inline or cheaper.

Intel can have price wars with AMD, Nvidia and VIA all going at the same time and still have enough money for R&D and profits. Which can't be said for the others. These competitors will have to come down to the largest determining factor for OEM's, price. Until, they get the price right, they wont have a chance. This is great for Intel. Now NVidia, has to fight 2 battles just like AMD, 1 vs. ATI and now 1. vs. AMD/Intel.

Long Intel. You don't want to wake the sleeping Giant (even though he's really not sleepeing).

Sounds like someones feeling the heat from Intel and NVidia.

It's inevitable, Intel has open source drivers and there moving to smaller form factor PCs like a wrecking ball.

Intel will still crush these guys unless they get their prices in order.

The day sof a $200-300 sff mobo are gone.

Long Intel baby

Users / Re: Help on selecting a core
« on: March 26, 2008, 10:01:59 pm »
Hey Orionsune,

Can you give us a rundown on what your MD's consist of?

I'm making my Hybrid, but I'd like to get a low power system for my MD's.


Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:31:47 pm »
Hey Guys,

This topic is still hot with me.

I finally setup a dedicated Torrent system that shares/streams my media around the home network.

I used an Intel D201GLY ($69)

I bought a PW-200-M w/P4-ATX ($50) power supply and am using the system with just1 HD populated.

I haven't measured the power usage but it's probably in the 25-40 range during use.

I used to have a RAID system but it was way too much of a pig for me to keep it on, It cost a fortune...5 disks(with spinsdown), system running 24/7, I couldn't walk in my office without sweating. Not a viable solution for me.

I'm happy so far with the little system, but now I want to make a director from the same HW setup or similar. more info to follow...

Anyone else have a cheap Mobo and low power like the D201GLY as their director???


Users / Re: Dual DVB-S card
« on: December 03, 2007, 03:05:01 pm »
What's the model / make of the Dual DVB-T card?

What are you getting with that? Where abouts are you located?

Users / Re: Help me pick out a motherboard for hybrid core
« on: October 07, 2007, 08:22:24 am »
I am not sure if you can add multiple (e.g., two each) PCI cards on riser boards attached to two adjacent PCI slots.

Yup they have versions that would be right facing and others would face left.

All depends on if there is space on the motherboard, ie. parallel headers and stuff like that.

Users / Re: Help me pick out a motherboard for hybrid core
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:50:37 pm »
Here's another interesting note.

How about adding a PCI riser card?

There are risers out there that will give you 3 slots.

There are also risers that provide 3 PCI slots behind a bridge, which seems like a foolproof approach.

So if you get a mATX board with 2 PCI slots, add 2 risers and you can have 6 PCI slots.

ANy thoughts from the hardware gurus would be appreciated.

Users / Re: Help me pick out a motherboard for hybrid core
« on: October 06, 2007, 11:46:48 pm »
I'm in the same boat.

I Plan on having 2 DVB-s Tuner cards and 1-2 ATSC Tuners.

I want to be able to capture 1-2 streams simultaneously and stream other stored content to 1-2 MDs.

I'd like extra PCI or PCIe slots, the more the better.

Can't wait ti hear some suggestions, I've been scouring the net but can't find something I like.

Installation issues / Re: Installation DVD Fails
« on: September 21, 2007, 06:13:10 am »
Did you check the MD5Sums on the ISO before burning the DVD?

how do we check the md5sums, i have the same issue.

My HD is on secondary slave.

I'll try tomorrow on the primary master to see if it's different.

I'll post results

Users / Re: Hardware for full HD support
« on: September 18, 2007, 11:38:42 pm »
C'mon no one playing 1080P streams over their network?

Let us know your system configs if you are.


Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:40:32 pm »
Energy consumption is definitely a concern.

The usage of a power hungry core or director is cost prohibitive.

I'd rather spend the $$$ up front on a power miser core or director that may cost me more in the initial hardware startup costs but save me $$$ over time.

You guys tweaked my interest on this. I have a system on 24/7 for torrents, problem is it's a P4 2.8Ghz, 450 watt PS with torrents being written to 1-4 hard disks at a time.

I'm going to consolidate my Harddisks, get one larger one rather than 4 smaller ones(because I had them handy). This should use less power.

I'm also going to setup a separate machine just for torrents, something not very fast, just the bare minimum, with integrated 10/100, 1 Harddisk, no Graphics card, I'll remotely administer the system. It'll run on an older 300W power supply or even less.

Better yet, does anyone know of a torrent client built into a Router firmware?

The core will only come online when I need it, to watch movies, etc.

Anyone else have a similar idea?

Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: September 17, 2007, 06:08:08 pm »
I'm currently trying out the low power chip from AMD with a motherboard that has killer onboard video. I'll let you know power and pull numbers from it once it's up and going, but I'm expecting 20w less consumption off peak. Hopefully this'll be half a lightbulb on average!-RH

Care to share what you're HW setup is?

Users / Re: Hardware for full HD support
« on: September 14, 2007, 02:54:51 pm »
How about if we want 1080P?

What Graphics, Processor are needed?

Mobo would be nice too if there are any suggestions from someone with a working rig?

Thanks in advance

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