I was planning to get a DVR that can record at 30 FPS at D1 Resolution for a week or two. Will probably use motion recording.
*Avermedia NV8416PCI-E Hybrid Wb 16CH
*Cooler Master CM 690 Advanced II
*Liteon 24X DVDrw Sata Retail
*Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
*Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
*Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
*Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
*Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Modular Power Supply
*Crucial M4 64GB (OS + DVR Software)
*3 X Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB (Recording Drives, low power)
*Samsung F3 1TB (Backup/Temp Drive for burning to discs etc)
*Viewsonic 1080P 24" LED
*NVIDIA GT 220
Just read your post. I built a system similar to yours last year. I built it to run PhotoShop CS5 to do some serious photo editing but, recently
started using it to run my Aver NV6480. I went with the Asus P6T7 superComputer MB.
A Thermaltake full height liquid cooled tower (7 fans)
Core i7 cpu
12 gb ddr3 ram
Nvidia 9500 (1gb)
2-1tb and 1 1.5tb HD (for now, this thing will hold 12 drives and supports raid)
Dual monitors 1-37" 1-47"
Ready for some up grades but, funds are limited right now so....
I'm only running 12 cams right now but, like you said, ram and prosessor usage is minamal.
So far I really like the Aver card although, I'd like to see some improvements in software.
One biggie for me is not being able to drag my windows around the screen like I can with other software but, that's minor.
I really don't like the playback system they have, I really liked the previous system I had much better. It was a lot simpler.
Guess I'll have to give Aver a little pep talk.