As the title explains, I am going to be building a dedicated media server that I plan to run LinuxMCE.
I hope to utilize DVD ripping / playback, music playback, shared content for networked computers, etc..
I'm just not sure what kind of specs / requirements this distribution needs for smooth operation. Would a simple 2.2ghz core 2 duo w/ 2gb ram do the trick? Also, the big question is which video card! I would like to output video to my television in at least DVI, but i've seen some with HDMI as well, so that'd be even better.
After some looking around, I found this motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141007
Its got HDMI output (integrated nVidia geforce 7100).
Or maybe something a little higher end. I really want to get this right the first time, and not have to waste money upgrading components.
Thanks in advance.