[mythtv-users] Hardware problem with Silverstone Case
myth at sixtimesnine.net
Thu Sep 15 21:58:24 UTC 2005
Robert Johnston wrote:
>>>What kind of problems? I only ask as I have an LC10....
>>* There's a big metal rivet at the back of the case, blocking off any
>>potential VGA connectors plugged into any potential AGP cards
>Not on my machine there isn't. At least, it doesn't protrude enough to
>>* The AGP/PCI riser module doesnb't work, and causes screen corruption
>I've been using this machine (ASRock SiS motherboard, Athlon 2400XP,
>Geforce FX 5200, 2xPVR250) for a year now and have had no screen
>corruption or lockups. So I'm not sure exactly what your problem
>is/was, but it seems to be an isloated incident.
No big rivet probs on my LC11M but getting a VGA connector into an AGP
card (or a motherboard with integrated VGA) is tight simply due to the
low height of the case. The VGA cable buts up against the edge of the
case bottom and it is a fiddle to get a good connection. I figure no
worries since I'll be using the svideo once I get this box into production.
I'm currently using the AGP / PCI riser to run a Geforce 4 MX in an AGP
slot without issues. The system has only been up for a day though so
I don't have SATA drives so I can't comment on the drive cage issue.
Also I did have to cut the internal frame slightly and move a fan to get
my big Zalman flower heatsink in ;-)
The one major problem with mine was the VFD was dead on arrival and I
ended up having to RMA it to Germany (I'm in the UK). I have to say that
the Tech Support guy (Stefan) was great and I'm expecting a brand new
VFD in the next couple of days. Still a bit of a bummer though since one
of the big deciders for me was the inbuilt VFD / IR Reciever and I
*still* haven't got to play with it :(
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