MSI MEGA PC parts

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Fishy4tU

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Hello, I just got a MSI mega pc and I was wondering what i needed to buy to make it work. I heard you can only buy msi made optical drives to work in the multimedia mode, is that true? I bought a MSI D16 16x dvd drive, would that work? I can't seem to find the cdrw-dvd combo drive anywhere yet, do you have a link for that? I can't find a good tv tuner card either, I saw a msi mega tv tuner card and also 2 tv anywhere cards from msi, which one should I get? And which video card should I get? I'm looking at the msi vtdr-5600 because it is cool and quiet, which is good for the mini pc, but I don't really need a tv in if I'm going to get a tv tuner, do I? Thanks
 

Assaf

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The multimedia part is done by the bios with standard ATAPI commands, there's no reason for an MSI drive for that.

If you get a TV card you don't need video in from the VGA card.
 
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Fishy4tU

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Hey, thanks for the reply, so i should be able to use any cd drive to work the cd player and mp3 right? Since i don't need the video in if i'm getting the tv card, what video card should i get? I want something that I can play games on but also quiet and not too hot, any suggestions? I also bought corsair 512 pc3200 memory, the MEGA only uses 2700 i think, will the pc3200 work with it? Can i also put a 2.4 800mhz bus hypertreaded cpu and use it at 2.4? The MEGA only has a 533 bus, which hyperthreaded cpu's can be used? Thanks
 
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Videoz

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Hi,

I don't know if this applies to the Mega PC (it does to the Hermes 845), but you might need to check the length of the optical drive you want to fit.

When we started putting DVD-ROM drives in, the first ones we tried (not sure what type, probably BenQ or LG) were too long to fit in the available space. The MSI ones (MS-8216) were OK.

Cheers
 
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