[mythtv-users] OT: New Motherboard PCI Slots

Marland V. Pittman marland at mvpittman.com
Mon Nov 12 14:04:00 UTC 2007

PK 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?
>   What is everyone else doing?
I came into some Socket 478 CPUs on the cheap. I'm building a backend 
machine with a 2.53 GHz CPU and a 5 PCI slot board I got from geeks.com. 
It doesn't have a network port, but it  has an AGP slot and onboard 
graphics. I'll slam in a gigabit network card and a few tuner cards when 
the time comes.

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