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Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« on: December 03, 2008, 07:09:09 pm »
Hi all! Im very excited to get my hands wet with Linux MCE and I am putting together a computer to use strictly as my media center. I already have a few parts which are:

Remote- http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Vista-Remote-Control-Receiver/dp/B000ST7QPA/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228326468&sr=8-2

Tuner- http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1191-WinTV-HVR-950Q-Personal-Recorder/dp/B001DEYVXO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228326398&sr=8-1

GPU- Nvidia 8600 GS

1 Gig of Ram

130 Gig HDD IDE (have a 500 gig external ill be using for movie storage)

I still need to choose a MoBo and processor though and was curious what your suggestions are. I dont want to spend a fortune, somewhere around $200 or less if possible. Ive built PCs before but never built one just for this use so I want everything to be compatible.

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 07:42:11 pm »
I don't know how to tell if a motherboard would would work with LMCE, but know that ubuntu compatibility does not equal LMCE compatibilty.  Your best bet is to search through the wiki and find a mobo that is known to work. 

You could check the user section of the wiki.  http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User_Setups

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 08:16:29 pm »
From what I saw in the wiki I can use a bluetooth dongle and a wiimote to control MC, so cross of the remote and i will do that! I saw a lot of mobo and processor setups that are not available anymore, any suggestions for some more up-to-date models that work well?

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 10:10:11 pm »
I use the Foxconn 945P7AA-8KS2.  Available everywhere

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 10:42:02 pm »

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 11:23:42 pm »
That board only supports single core processors, are single cores going to be powerful enough? Any dual core suggestions?

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Re: Linux MCE Build, MOBO and Processor Suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 12:11:22 am »
Like I said, I don't know how to tell which hardware will or will not work.  I just know what worked in my system.  And yes, my single core 3.0 is plenty