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does anyone know of a desktop with firewire?

by esk869 / July 18, 2012 3:44 AM PDT

Hello everyone!Nice day to you all.
So i am looking to purchase a new desktop in a few months and wondering if anyone knows of any with built in firewire?

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Usually not a feature. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2012 3:55 AM PDT

I see I can add such to a Dell desktop as I configure one.

But since it's just a 20 buck or less card, I just add it myself.

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That is what i was afraid of.
by esk869 / July 18, 2012 4:26 AM PDT

Is it hard to install one? like for a noob like me? also what should i be on the look out for so i know i can install one myself?

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It's one of the easy things to install.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2012 4:36 AM PDT

Any shop around here will do it if you buy the card from them EXCEPT you must avoid "Dynex" cards. Really!

And then you could order the card with the machine at Dell.

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There are videos on this. Just one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2012 4:44 AM PDT
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by esk869 / July 18, 2012 5:36 AM PDT

that is really simple.!!! i could do that! Have you ever heard of computers having 2extra lots?

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by esk869 / July 18, 2012 4:32 AM PDT

do you know if external firewire cards are any good?or are they useless like usb to firewire?

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Can you supply a link for that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2012 4:37 AM PDT
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I've never seen such a thing.

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by esk869 / July 18, 2012 5:37 AM PDT
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Actually I know of that type card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2012 5:50 AM PDT
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But it is for laptops and today you rarely see a laptop with the slot for said card. has MANY PCI and PCIe 1X firewire cards. I'd either pick one from there are from the top 10 at For EXAMPLE.

So compare the 20 to 30 bucks do it yourself with how much Dell wants for this card when you order the desktop.

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Than you much, man!
by esk869 / July 18, 2012 6:13 AM PDT

So when I look to buy a desktop, I will make sure it has extra pci slots. Thanks for the help Bob!

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