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730x PCI card options ? and TV Tuner Card

Hello,

I have recently purchased a 730x H2C system with the 965 I-7 Processor.  I ordered it with 2 x9800 GT's in SLI and a Titanium sound card.  Waiting on delivery.  I was wondering with this set up, what free slots I might have available on the board?  I believe the 9800GT are single slot cards (not sure).

I would like to purchase a TV Tuner card to add to the system and need to confirm if I have room on the board to install it and if so do I need to get a PCIe x1 or PCI x16 TV tuner card.  I was looking at some of the Hauppage (sp) cards and see that they come in both versions.

Also looking for any particular recommendations for a TV tuner card. 

Thanks

Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 965 H2C @ 3.73ghz
Seagate 500GB and 1 TB Hard Drives
EVGA 295 COOP and 9800 GT as a PhysX
LG Blu-Ray Burner/DVD Burner
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Turtle Beach gaming headset
Logitech THX 5.1 speaker setup
Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
Logitech G9 laser gaming mouse
Hauppage 1800 Tuner
Samsung SyncMaster T240
Samsung SyncMaster 730B

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Re: 730x PCI card options ? and TV Tuner Card

mpoffo,

To get the most out of those video cards, you want to have them in the two bottom PCIe x16 slots. This picture is upside down from how it will look in your tower. So what I have listed below is as I look at the motherboard bottom to top. You could stick a PCIe x1 or PCIe x4 card in the top PCIe x16 slot.

PCI slot
PCIe x16 (runs at x8)
PCIe x1 X-Fi Titanium
PCIe x16 9800 GT
PCIe x1
PCIe x16 9800 GT

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mpoffo
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Re: 730x PCI card options ? and TV Tuner Card

Thanks very much Chris.  So according to the diagram I should make sure they are in slots marked 17 and 19?  Just want to make sure.

Also I was looking at one of these cards for the TV Tuner:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116036  - Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116028 - Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid Video Recorder

Both are PCIe x 1 cards.

 

Any known issues with thes cards on the 730x?

Thanks Again!

Mark

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 965 H2C @ 3.73ghz
Seagate 500GB and 1 TB Hard Drives
EVGA 295 COOP and 9800 GT as a PhysX
LG Blu-Ray Burner/DVD Burner
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Turtle Beach gaming headset
Logitech THX 5.1 speaker setup
Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
Logitech G9 laser gaming mouse
Hauppage 1800 Tuner
Samsung SyncMaster T240
Samsung SyncMaster 730B

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