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01 Jan 2014   #1031
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Cool, what I meant was combine THIS with what you posted on AMD GPUs into a TUTORIAL.
lol I understood just giving you the goods before i do that


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01 Jan 2014   #1032
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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Now you guys are making me feel bad. I only see a TV tuner in my computer's future (and, maybe, a different internal card reader and a USB 3.0 PCI-e expansion card).
That's no good, Lady F. You gotta think big. Shoot for the stars. No guts, no glory.
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01 Jan 2014   #1033
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This year I plan a new case, a fan controller and either going sli or a new vid card
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01 Jan 2014   #1034
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Where ya been Jeannie? Happy New Year!

I think you made some of us feel bad with your primo system and wiring/cabling skills.
Thanks!

I was out of town from the 20th to yesterday and didn't have a lot of time for posting. I'm recovery mode from the trip today and have to see my doctor tomorrow but after that, I have to spend time tracking down the source of the small flood I found after I got home and drying things out (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). Oh well!

The TV tuner has been in my plan from day one. The reason I might want to change out the card reader, even though I'm happy with it, is I've found I don't really need the three USB 3.0 ports it gives me and it bothers me that it eats up a PCI-e slot (in case I want to add a second TV tuner or a USB. 30 expansion card; if a MOBO and CPU with more PCI-e slots and more than 40 lanes ever comes out, it will be hard to resist). A USB stick in a port will stick out into my traffic path and I'm concerned I will blunder into it (I'm such a klutz!), either breaking it off or doing damage to the computer itself. I found a cute little two port USB 3.0 hub I'm using on my desktop; I've never had more than one USB stick plugged into it at one time (other than to test it) so it works well. I also have a two port USB 2.0 hub in my monitor hooked up so I don't even need the front panel USB 2.0 ports, either.

The downside to switching out the card reader is I would lose two of my four USB 3.0 ports in the rear since I would have to use the USB 3.0 header on the MOBO that is currently feeding two ports on the rear (the MOBO has only two USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel). I could use a USB 3.0 expansion card like this one (the only one I found so far that uses x4 PCI-e lanes instead of just one; it can run all four ports at full speed) but I would lose that PCI-e slot again and I might want a second TV tuner so I'm a bit torn about which route to go.

I'm constantly lusting for the new x79 MOBOs and CPUs coming out but I have to keep reminding myself that I need to put a lot more mileage on my present rig before I start building another one (I've also lusted for the Corsair Obsidian 650D case but I don't have room for it.)
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01 Jan 2014   #1035
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Most TV tuners that do Over The Air Reception and Cable in the US and Canada are now dual tuners so you can record and watch a different channel at once. 2 of my computers do this and both have single tuner cards from 2011 and one has an add on tuner card got on clearance. We don't have cable and record stuff on the TV tuners and watch stuff on the other card on the TV, the PC up scales regular Region 1 DVDs and Region 2 DVDs from the UK and play Blu Rays flawlessly. HD shows on PBS and the Big Bang Theory is mostly what it is set up for. Don't forget you can always plug the PCIe TV Tuner into a full size x 8 slot. I did that with my sound cards.
You can go here to see what lengths you will have to go to pick up stations. I mounted a bowtie on the side of my house (healthier times).
TV Fool
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01 Jan 2014   #1036
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

And the sickness continues as I gather parts for my mini-ITX ultra rig.
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01 Jan 2014   #1037
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Most TV tuners that do Over The Air Reception and Cable in the US and Canada are now dual tuners so you can record and watch a different channel at once. 2 of my computers do this and both have single tuner cards from 2011 and one has an add on tuner card got on clearance. We don't have cable and record stuff on the TV tuners and watch stuff on the other card on the TV, the PC up scales regular Region 1 DVDs and Region 2 DVDs from the UK and play Blu Rays flawlessly. HD shows on PBS and the Big Bang Theory is mostly what it is set up for. Don't forget you can always plug the PCIe TV Tuner into a full size x 8 slot. I did that with my sound cards.
You can go here to see what lengths you will have to go to pick up stations. I mounted a bowtie on the side of my house (healthier times).
TV Fool
The tuner that was at the top of my list was a dual channel job but I just found out it was discontinued (mutter mutter, mumble mumble) so I'll be looking again. I just found out the manufacturer still has it available.

All the PCI-e slots in my computer are physically x16 long (they run anything from x4 to x8) but I know anything will fit in all of them; I already have a x1 device in a x4 slot.

I was planning on using the tuner(s) for time shifting OTA TV and, maybe, playing FM.
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01 Jan 2014   #1038
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Further to the above Jeannie you could add the USB 3 card and stick a TV tuner in the USB port? There are several good models that usually get used with lappy's but hey it is round the back so who cares.
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01 Jan 2014   #1039
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
And the sickness continues as I gather parts for my mini-ITX ultra rig.
Looks nice Alan, those ITX boards are cute being so small. I'm gonna have to contact ASUS, they didn't send a pen with any of my 3 boards.
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01 Jan 2014   #1040
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
And the sickness continues as I gather parts for my mini-ITX ultra rig.
Looks nice Alan, those ITX boards are cute being so small. I'm gonna have to contact ASUS, they didn't send a pen with any of my 3 boards.
It's my new ASUS pen drive !
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