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Low power PC + multi pci slots + no windows tax = £296.31 @ Very PC

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I found this PC while looking for a low power PC to use as a mythtv backend. While there are more powerful PCs for the money and cheaper too, I don't think you'll find one with as good a ratio of p…
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amdavies;7961216
An ATI Radeon 3100 equates to a 780V motherboard (according to Wikipedia).


Thanks :)
skykid3;7960250
Anyone know what motherboard they are using on this GreenPC?


An ATI Radeon 3100 equates to a 780V motherboard (according to Wikipedia).
anguston;7959193
I would think an acer revo would have enough power to act as a mythtv backend. I have a dual tuner WinTV-Nova-500 (which is effectively a pci to usb adaptor and 2 usb tuners) in my 7 year old athlon recording programs. It might struggle if you want it to act as a frontend too. The amount of processing required to record dvb-t is very little, it just copies the transport stream to disk. I imagine playback is a lot more demanding.

While you could record every freeview channel with 6 tuners, in reality you would never want too, there is a lot of rubbish broadcast. I've never had a problem with two. The beauty of mythtv and other similar pieces of software, is it can find the repeats (often shown in the middle of the night) and record those instead if both tuners are already being used.

Also, most tv's have freeview built in now, so if you're watching live tv its probably best to use that then you can always record two different channels.



Ah well - was sort of hoping to use it as a front end too! Looks like I might have wasted £130 as I'm not sure I'll have much of a use for it other wise.

No way of overclocking I take it!?
Anyone know what motherboard they are using on this GreenPC?
anguston;7959193
While you could record every freeview channel with 6 tuners, in reality you would never want too, there is a lot of rubbish broadcast. I've never had a problem with two. The beauty of mythtv and other similar pieces of software, is it can find the repeats (often shown in the middle of the night) and record those instead if both tuners are already being used.


Agreed. If I didn't already have a Nova-T in my MythTV box (I started with two single tuner Nova-Ts), I'd probably make do with the two tuners on a single Nova-T-500. The occasions where the 5th and 6th virtual tuners are "required" are quite rare.
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Green PC Atom £202.00

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The Green PC has apparenty been put at a special price for 207 incl VAT, you can have a further reduction in price (to 202 incl VAT) if you put deal code GreePC-T on the order booking form or while bo…
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i'm not agreen with this thread, this pc sounds like that numpties idea on dragons den. has noone heard of the dell optiplex range ?, the 740/755 are supposedly very energy efficient and have great spec.
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Everything? The motherboard, processor, case power supply etc.? They be put together there, but the components still come from all over the world.


Exactly!
hmm this is the company that got laughed off dragons den iirc
These are all standard parts with sortware/drivers a bit tweaked i think
The eee box is better specced at this price so not much of a deal.
what the company said to me via email.

Darren,

Thank you for your interest in VeryPC.

Our components, as per any other manufacturer of PCs and servers, are sourced from across the world, mostly the USA and China, and some from the EU. This is dependant on which machine you are thinking about.

As for the green issue of shipping components to the UK; yes there is a shipping footprint to take into account but this CO2e burden is easily outweighed by the savings in power at the PC and the reduction of power needing to be draw and produced on the national grid.

I hope this has helped to put your mind somewhat at ease.

Yours Faithfully


Pete Phillips

Head of Sales

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