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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    The only thing I see that is making me nervous is about how there is a shared lane with the SATA 3_3 and M2_2. I just want to make sure I can use everything. So if I'm reading right, there are 4 SATA ports, 2 M.2 ports. If I used M2_2, I can't used ONE of the SATA ports, but I still have 3...
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    Yeah that's what I was thinking. And even though the OS would really only need 256 (or shoot, probably only 128) GB max, it doesn't look like it's worth it to cut that low just because you don't save very much. Alright, well if I move forward with this, I'll try to post and update. I've been...
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    Thanks. What about from the standpoint of having the SSD for the OS? If nothing else, that puts my OS on a separate drive from my media.
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    Right you are. Again, I'm so far removed from buying stuff like this regularly that i don't know what to expect. I really appreciate your assistance. Any thoughts on my plan with the SSD? Alternatively, if I wanted to spend more money, I suppose I could get a larger sized one and in...
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    I forgot to mention that while I'm doing this, I was also considering switching the OS over to an SSD - something just big enough to maintain the OS, so I was thinking of NVMe and it didn't look like that mobo you posted had a port for that, so I guess I may have to spring for a little bit more.
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, no Microcenter near me. I was thinking at one point there were combo deals you could get that lowered the overall cost, but I wasn't sure if those existed anymore, so I guess I may need to buy it all separately. Don't see any prices on RAM anywhere...
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    Replacement Mobo / CPU for HTPC

    Hey all, I have an ancient HTPC that I think has a mobo that is dying. I mean the thing is like 11 or 12 years old, but suddently it isn't seeing hard drives...2 drives and all at once it can't see either. The case is good as is the power supply, and I have ample storage space. What I was...
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    Time for a change?

    So I know this topic is an old one, but thought I'd revisit it. I wasn't particularly happy with the options i had a year ago and just left my setup as is with an HTPC running Win7 / WMC. However, I once again realize I'm getting closer to that not being viable. The guide service on it isn't...
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    need GenControl alternative for Windows 7

    Thanks for looking into that. I'm sure all of us who have used this tool would love to see those changes implemented so it works more consistently on win 10.
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    Time for a change?

    I understand that a gridview is forthcoming. I'll say I also don't care for the layout in Roku anyway of TV shows. Shows either latest aired or last added. I'd rather it just show me them grouped by series. If you go to the Web, you can do a list view, but I can't see that you can in Roku...
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    Time for a change?

    Nevermind - turns out my HDHomerun works with it. I bought plex pass to try it out. I have to say, I'm not a fan so far. Their EPG and DVR functionality compared to what I'm used to on WMC is awful. Sure it is glitzy with thumbnails and such, but unlike ever other EPG I've seen, it doesn't...
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    Time for a change?

    I have the OLDEST generation of HD Homerun...I believe an upgrade will be required to work with Plex DVR, am I right?
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    Time for a change?

    I hadn't really considered Plex as my software, but I guess they have DVR now that will also work with Roku, so that is certainly worth checking into.
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    Time for a change?

    Hey all, I have been running a Windows 7 pro machine for years. I have know for awhile that one day I'll have to make a change since WMC no longer exists in 10, so I'm currently weighing my options and thought I'd come here for advice. Caveat: Currently in addition to video recording, I also...
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    need GenControl alternative for Windows 7

    It appears that in our case, most of the issues were caused by Windows 10 possibly resetting the remote registry service to disabled? However, even on enabling the service, it is set to trigger for the start. I'm not certain what "triggers" it though. There seems to be limited information on...
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