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Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticAn mDTX mobo would allow both an high-end sound card + a sat card to fit (XMBC box here I am :)). I'm not only focused on GAMING use (meaning a big cpu + a big gpu), computing is not only about gaming :p
Originally Posted by faugusztinWell, with current bunch of ITX motherboards it is not hard as you would think, just a bit expensive. You will lose the WiFi in the process, but there are adapters for ~60-70 euros which can convert your mPCIe slot used by the WiFi module to a PCI-E x1 slot - and here you go, your x1 sound card :).
Originally Posted by SchizoFrogFirst, how good is the on board sound these days compared to dedicated sound cards? Is it good enough for gaming and movies?
Also, with no other expansion slots to add in things like a TV card, how good are current dual tuner USB TV cards?
Originally Posted by faugusztinActually, the biggest issue with P8Z77-I Deluxe is... The PCI-E socket release thingy in cases like Lian Li PC-Q08. You can't access it from bellow - it is the bottom of the case. You can't access it from the top - it is not the push down, but the push from the side lock, and unfortunately it is from the other side. You can't access it from the side - the card is in the way. In pictures :
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThis is something I will bring up with the motherboard team. Thanks for the info!
Originally Posted by DarkFearI saw that the Asrock board has a mSATA slot. Anyone know if it is tied in with one of the 4 SATA ports or is it on it's own channel? (meaning all 4 SATA ports still work when a mSATA card is installed)
I did the Google thing but I seem to be weak with the Googling...
Originally Posted by faugusztin2x SATA3 as SATA from Intel PCH
2x SATA2 as SATA from Intel PCH
1x SATA2 as eSATA from Intel PCH
1x SATA2 as mSATA from Intel PCH
It supports "Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology", so it has to be from the Intel PCH.
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