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Just got a new computer; first new desktop in four years (see system 1). I opened the box to add my capture card and things have changed to say the least ! :huh:

 

Where are all the slots on the mother board to add additional cards (rhetorical question) ?. I had one slot open for the card but it looks like everything else is attached by jumper wires ! Along with the computer, I got a portfolio that was bigger than the one that came with my last car and a box of goodies(?). I counted them for the fun of it and there were eight bags of assorted parts-- few of which I recognized -and ten other pieces not counting the extra screws. One thing I did recognize was a 2 port USB "card". Adding that would be nice but I may need a new college degree to figure out how. Looks like a lot of external USB hubs for me ! :)

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Just got a new computer; first new desktop in four years (see system 1). I opened the box to add my capture card and things have changed to say the least ! :huh:

 

Where are all the slots on the mother board to add additional cards (rhetorical question) ?. I had one slot open for the card but it looks like everything else is attached by jumper wires ! Along with the computer, I got a portfolio that was bigger than the one that came with my last car and a box of goodies(?). I counted them for the fun of it and there were eight bags of assorted parts-- few of which I recognized -and ten other pieces not counting the extra screws. One thing I did recognize was a 2 port USB "card". Adding that would be nice but I may need a new college degree to figure out how. Looks like a lot of external USB hubs for me ! :)

 

Criminy, I must be an old dog too!

How many slots did it actually have and what was in them?

And what kind of connection are the jumper wires for?

I'm looking at another year or two before I upgrade, so I'll try to learn from other's systems...

What made you choose the Velocity Micro?

G

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Three actual slots 1) Video Card 2) Sound Card 3) Added my Pinnacle A/D card.

 

Jumpers are for everything else (I think) including second hard drive and other burners/drives. It really looks weird. :) Four spacers on the back of the case so there is room for more cards. Pedestal for second hard drive. (some of the jumpers are to run SATA configuration.)

 

Re: Velocity Micro. I just looked at a lot of online builders and found this one to be reasonably priced and able to add a lot of cooling to the computer - personal preference based on experience. It is in a small room that does heat up from the sun. On my old computer, I had to put an external fan on it to move the air around. Fairly good reviews at some online sites that do reviews.

 

I usually use AMD processors but missed the AMD version of this build when I was looking to customize. (separate model number). I also have used ATI in the past but not an option. The card has 256 on board. I prefer not to have a "name" brand like HP, Dell, or Sony because some of them use a lot of specialized parts (or used to).

 

Re: Cooling: Power supply - 500 watts w/120 mm Smart Fan. CPU cooling Artic Cooling Freezer Heatsink w/ copper heat pipes and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal compound Case has 2 120 mm fans (including the blue one). - I almost have to tie things down to prevent them from blowing away. :huh: All fans are quiet - far cry from my old computer. I'll check to see if my power bills go up. :D

 

Criminy, I must be an old dog too!

How many slots did it actually have and what was in them?

And what kind of connection are the jumper wires for?

I'm looking at another year or two before I upgrade, so I'll try to learn from other's systems...

What made you choose the Velocity Micro?

G

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The extra 2 port usb backplane is a cool thing to have.As long as it came with the system shouldn't be any problem.I've had problems b4 getting them from a third party vendor and having the pins be different depending on the header on the motherboard.Congrats on the new system,have fun.

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