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A Simple question. New system..
« on: January 11, 2008, 02:15:46 pm »
Hello,

I am planing on building a linuxMCE system, the core will be standalone and i will have 5 MD, the issue is that after doing a lot of reading and the formus and wiki y havent got a clue on what equipment to use as Core or MD.

All the MD will be connected to a 1080p Capable TV, The core will be on a room alone with other networking stuff (switches etc..)

So the question is this:

What equipment will be recomended for the core MB, Video, RAM AUDIO PROC.??

What equipment will you recomend for the MD, MB, Video, RAM AUDIO PROC, i want the MD capable of HD.?? is there a all in one solution like M2NPV-VM will that be the correct one?
All the MD will have a small amp with speakers and a sub.

Allready got the fiire chiefs as remotes with some extra dongles, also some usb-uirt some Home Automation Stuff and Aastra IP Phones.

Some of the MD will have either a capture card or a satellite card, will it be good to have a satellite or capture card on the Core??

Thanks for your Help

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 06:32:53 pm »
Any one has any recomendations ..

Like a Mobo and a Video Card , AMD or Intel

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 06:34:10 pm »
Not that I can answer all your questions (most of them you can find answered on the forum), but this is one, I can answer
Some of the MD will have either a capture card or a satellite card, will it be good to have a satellite or capture card on the Core??

I would put all the capture and/or TV cards into the core. That is where they are suppose to life, and be utilized by whomever on the network want to use them.

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 06:46:44 pm »

Since the core is going to be stand alone system can it be a normal powerfull computer without any special video card ??

is the Asus M2NPV-VM  recomemded for the MD or is it better to buy a no video MB and put a Video Card ??

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 06:56:13 pm »

I have read that Nvidia is the way to go.

What card will be the best fited 6200 or higher ??

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 07:47:09 pm »

Where is the processing being done on the core or on the MD wich machine should have more power frod procesing ??

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 08:37:15 pm »

Maybe my question is not the right one, all i need is hardware recommendations, i know this is a site where is really hard to ask this kind of questions, I am the only one responsible for what i buy, i am only asking for a headstart on a working configuration.

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Re: A Simple question. New system..
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 09:29:41 pm »
Maybe nobody can really answer your questions. Especially with regards to HD content, I am not sure too many people have experience with this.

Apart from that, browse the Wiki. It will cost you about 2-3 days, after that you will be in a much better position to ask questions.

Start with http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hardware, if you want to dive into the hardware side of things. However, it might make more sense to start at the beginning and really invest some time reading.

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