[mythtv-users] OT: New Motherboard PCI Slots
cmisipster at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 23:35:11 UTC 2007
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.
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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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