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Building The Ultimate Home Theater PC

Assembling The HTPC, Continued

Not much elbow room between the ATX connector and the front ports

Cabling the front connector for USB and FireWire

To get an expansion card into the Hiper Media Chassis, riser adapters are included with the case. These allow PCI or AGP expansion cards to be installed at a 90-degree angle. Obviously, no card would fit into the flat case vertically. The riser adapter thus allows at least one expansion slot to be used.

Because the TV tuner card for PCI is mounted rotated 90°, you need this adapter with a ribbon cable (included in the package)

Now the TV tuner card can be mounted flat