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  Building My MythTV Box, Part 1: Hardware
Subject:   I've priced out the system
Date:   2005-07-08 14:15:53
From:   golddbz2000
after reading this, i was so intrigued I set out pricing one for myself. ive copied the document below:


Note: I updated the CPU because on froogle i found it cheaper than the one that was listed in the article.


Enjoy!


O'Reilly article for myth tv : http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/06/22/myth_tv.html
MythTV : http://www.mythtv.org/


Pricing Structure:


TV Capture Card : 170
Case : 185
Hard Drive : 90
Power Supply : 50
CPU : 145
Motherboard : 140
Optical Drive : 40
Memory @ 1 Gig : 96
IR Reciever : 25
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Total :$941



TV capture card
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- $170


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=pcHDTV+HD-3000&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_3000.html
sec. site: http://mythic.tv/product_info.php?products_id=42



case
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silverstonetek LC03V - $185


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=LC03V&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-lc03v.htm



hard drive
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Samsung SpinPoint P80 SP1614C - $90


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=Samsung+SpinPoint+160+sata&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://store.compuvest.biz/601000433-02.html



power supply
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seasonic s12 - $50


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=seasonic+s12&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://seasonicusa.com/products.php?lineId=9



CPU
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MD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor (Venice) Socket 939 Retail - $145


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=2+GHz+Winchester+core&btnG=Search+Froogle&pid=4729737644147179927
man. site: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80699-5&affiliate=yahoo



Motherboard
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MSI K8N-Neo2 Platinum board - $140


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=MSI+K8N-Neo2+Platinum+board&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://www.xpcgear.com/msik8nneo2plat.html



optical drive
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Toshiba SD-R5372 - $40


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=Toshiba+SD-R5372&btnG=Search+Froogle&sa=N&start=10
man. site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827130034



memory @ 1 Gig
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Kingston KVR400/512R 512MB DDR400 PC3200 Memory - $48
x 2
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$96


froogle : http://froogle.google.com/froogle?scoring=p&q=+Kingston+KVR400%2F512R+512MB+DDR400+PC3200+Memory&btnG=Search+Froogle
man. site: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80098-4



IR Reciever
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Ira-3 - $25



froogle : NA
man. site: http://www.home-electro.com/buy_it.php


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  • Matthew Gast photo I've priced out the system
    2005-08-09 18:59:04  Matthew Gast | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Yup, that's about right, but there's been some fall in price since I initially built the system. I imagine that a number of people would go with a passive cooled motherboard, which would be cheaper. It would also be possible to save some money by going with a more traditional case. I've posted what I paid in April/May for the hardware in my blog at http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/7568.