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  1. hendricksonET

    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, I've been looking for a little while now and can't find any motherboard compatible with AMD 64 ~3500+ that has both pci-e and at least 4 useable pci slots. I find some with 4, but the graphics cards end up taking up the pci slot below it.

    Anyone know of any that might fit my needs?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Mike Fassler

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    depends on what videocard you choose to use. if you use something like a 7800 your SOL, very few mobo makers space out the pci slot far enough away from the graphics port on the mobo.

    MSI K8N NEO might fit your needs.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484
     
  3. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    That's the board I've been looking at for my next PC build, but I doubt I'll do it until next year, so there might be something better on the scene by then. But if you're building now, that's a nice board to use.
     
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    what r u gonna fill up the pci slots with?
     
  5. Dennis*G

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    Yeah, the MSI is the only one. 4 pci slots are rare these days.



    Good question, maybe we can help if we know what you are throwing in the 4 slots.

    Definitly use the onboard LAN, maybe the onboard sound depending on what you are using it for...
     
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    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    I was thinking HD/PVR cards would be something suitable for extra PCI slots, also extra IDE controller cards.
     
  7. hendricksonET

    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    Patrick Sun: That is exactly what I was looking at.

    The way that I have read things, you need one analog tuner to be able to use an HDTV tuner, if this is incorrect please point me in the right direction. So that I can watch one HDTV station and record another one I would need two HDTV tuners. That leaves me with 1 PCI slot left for the HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold.

    So here is the breakdown:
    1 GeForce 6600 gt (Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP) (hopefully this will fit????)
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    1 pci-e slot

    1 Sound Card
    1 Analog TV Tuner
    2 HDTV Tuners
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    4 pci slots
     
  8. hendricksonET

    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    Am I correct in saying that if a motherboard has S/PDIF-out it doesn't mean that I will get Dolby Digital or DTS if I connect it to my S/PDIF-in on my reciever? (i.e. Asus A8N-E)

    Someone told me that at one point, and I keep reading that it actually is possible through the motherboard.
     
  9. Mike Fassler

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    yes you are correct. I have a s/pdif optical connection on my motherboard (Abit NF7-S) and I get dolby DD and DTS sound from it.
     
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    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    Huh...and to think I was going to spend $100 on a sound card that did the same thing as the motherboard.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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