I am eagerly awaiting when I can get LinuxMCE up and running, but before I buy all of this hardware I was wondering if someone could verify if it all should work first. I am at a medium level of linux usage, but this type of setup is just giving me a headache. I am trying to picture how everything is going to be wired and my mind just spins.
To start things off, I want to have a hybrid which will only be connected to my living room 42in LCD screen. Maybe later down the road will I expand the system to other rooms/places.
The hardware I have picked out so far:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor
RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
TV Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE Dual TV Recorder Tuner Card w/MCE Remote 253 PCI Interface
*I also may add a PVR-150 so I can record 2 channels and watch 1 live.*
As for the motherboard, soundcard, videocard, and whatever else I am missing, I have no clue really. Could anyone shoot me some recommendations that are a decent price. I don't need anything top of the line or anything. I just want a smooth working system.
Thanks in advance