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Hello all after many PC headset request I have decided to go ahead and do it right and get the Asus Xonar DG sound card and the Audio Technica ad700. I only have on-board audio right now so that's the reason behind the card. The Technica's will not benefit with a crappy source. I only have 2 8x PCIE left on my board will the sound card work with this? Also I have a separate boom mic that i'm planning on cutting and Velcro on the side of the headphones. What performance will I get with this combo? I mainly play BC2, BF3, and COD 4 amongst other things. I am not trying to exceed $150.00 Thanks!
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PCI-e works on any slot it fits.
You can use a 16x PCI-e graphic card in an open PCI-e 1x,4x and 8x
and you can use a PCI-e 1x, 4x and 8x in a 16x slot.


there are some motherboard brands that locks certain OEM soundcards to their odd colored PCI-e 1x slots though.
But that only affects the soundcard that came with the motherboard.
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post #3 of 6
You'll get a very good bang for buck preformance
post #4 of 6
For 150 dollars I would go buy a Titanium HD at Best Buy or wherever else you can find it that cheap.

I did not like the sound for Battlefield games with the Xonar. It's a great card, but if you're at all looking for sound positioning cues you simply won't find it with the Xonar.
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post #5 of 6
The op stated $150 max including the headphones. That card is 150.00 lol
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Originally Posted by Yottie View Post
The op stated $150 max including the headphones. That card is 150.00 lol
You're right. I did not read that correctly. That said, XtremeGamer/Music and his AD700s should be all right.
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Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
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