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Old 12-05-09, 11:24 AM   #18
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Default Re: Improved ION IGP w/better VDPAU support?

Originally Posted by jalyst View Post
And this sound-card has a daughter board which also needs a spare PCI slot (doesn't actually plug into the port) so the extra 5.1 analogue-out ports (2.0 already on the main card) can poke through the PCI brackets.

So I may have to mod a case so that the daughter-board doesnt take up any PCI/e space...
Even I still really need two PCI/e slots.... sigh
For you sound card, it's ok. Just use a normal micro-ATX case, you can plug your card to the PCI slot, and attach your daugther card below on the chassis, can you not ?

The extra PCE-e 16x for the GT240 is a bigger problem. The Zotac IONITX-F has a PCi-e 16x but no PCI slots.

For your needs, maybe a normal micro-ATX or ATX motherboard with a Core 2 or Celeron is the best solution. This way you have a PCI-e 16x, 2 or 3 PCI slots ...
It will be bigger... I took the smallest solution I could find, but any case fitting a micro-ATX board will be bigger than a case specifically built for mini-ITX.
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