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# 29933 23-Jan-2009 16:08
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This is all very flexible, so please feel free to tell me where I've gone wrong (and right hopefully!)

I'm planning to use this as a PVR to record FreeviewHD (maybe using GB-PVR), as well as a media player using (probably) XBMC as the front end for a server which stores all my media in another part of the house.  Everything on the LAN is gigabit.

Case: Silverstone LC03
MoBo: Asus P5QL-E
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Graphics Card: Asus 9400GT silent
TV Card: Hauppauge Nova T 500HD
PSU: Corsair 450W VX

Anything glaringly wrong here??  All thoughts appreciated!!

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  # 191663 23-Jan-2009 21:11
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Hi nofam,
Your plan looks interesting, and very similar to the system I have begun to build.I've gone with Mythbuntu, as I'm a linux noob, and it seems to be pretty good, fairly steep learning curve!I've purchased a Nova T 500HD a couple of weeks ago (PBTech in Penrose) and have had it successfully receiving Freeview HD when installed into a loan PC.So the card, I can recommend.I've also been looking at the Corsair PSUs and the Silverstone cases, but they get pricy pretty fast!
Hopefully you get some good suggestions, I'll be interested to see how you progress.

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  # 191675 23-Jan-2009 21:52
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Thanks for the comments Joseph - good luck with your build, and I look forward to hearing how you get on!! Laughing

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