[mythtv-users] OT: New Motherboard PCI Slots
goofygrin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 23:47:14 UTC 2007
There's ONE AM2 board on newegg's open box section with 4 PCI slots that I'm
tempted to buy... has an Nvidia 6100 chipset, gigE and firewire built in.
Sounds like a great BE machine board...
On Nov 9, 2007 5:35 PM, Chris Isip <cmisipster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2007 3:20 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> > On Nov 9, 2007 11:50 AM, PK <urbnsr at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am looking to rebuild one of my MythTV boxes with a newer
> > > mainstream AMD based system (AM2). As I look at the ATX motherboards on
> > > Newegg's site (and TigerDirect), the number of PCI slots seem to default to
> > > 2-3 slots. There are a few 4 slot boards and no 5 slot-ers. I realise PCI-e
> > > slots need their room, but I like to space out my Hauppauge PVR-xxx tuners
> > > for air circulation. Am I looking in the wrong places, or should I be
> > > looking for something else?
> > My backend is still a lowly Athlon 1800 partly for this reason. Your
> > choice of boards will be slim when the number of PCI slots is your primary
> > factor. The only other option is to consider building multiple backends but
> > then you have the added cost of components as well as complexities of
> > central vs. distributed storage, etc. I don't think there is much you can
> > do in this area unless you are willing to ditch your PCI cards in favor of
> > USB or HD HomeRun style tuners.
> > Kevin
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> I use a Soyo KT400 with 5 PCI slots. I am tempted to buy another one just
> in case this one breaks.
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