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Dear members ;

sorry if this is the wrong forum , but i have a simple and an easy question ;

I'm willing to buy the ASUS XONAR DX sound card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006

and i have this motherboard :

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=pro...1&prod_no=1812

MSI 770-C45

I noticed the sound card will be installed in a PCIe (1x)

so I have 2 of them as you can see :




the red one will be useless because it is blocked by the graphics card

the yellow one on the other hand , is free , but if you looked carefully you'll notice that it may be blocked by the heat sink

so my question is : Will the sound card be blocked if it is installed in the yellow PCIe by the Heat Sink ?

and if not , will the HEAT affect the card , either from the heat sink or from the graphics card ?


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Install it in the yellow one.That NB heat-sink will not interfere ,don t worry .

By the way ,your Xtreme Gamer s better feature wise
   
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Or you can get the Xonar D1 which would go in one of the PCI slots.

The heatsink won't interfere, but the DX does require a floppy power connector from the PSU which may look odd in that position. Depends on the cable management setup of your case and how much you care about the look of your setup though.
Edited by Faraz - 5/16/11 at 12:31pm
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It shouldn't be a problem.

It doesn't appear the sound card has any additional housing or anything that would take up more room above the PCIe slot. You should be fine.

I also wouldn't be worried about the heat either. I've yet to have a sound card melt or anything due to being near a heatsink or a video card.
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Indeed the D1 might be better ,but he already has an Xtreme Gamer which software wise and games wise is way better in my opinion .
The Asus software for this sound card really sucks ,we all know it.Good hardware ,but sucky drivers.
   
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Install it in the yellow one.That NB heat-sink will not interfere ,don t worry .

By the way ,your Xtreme Gamer s better feature wise

thanks , my xtreme gamer card is not what you think , it is a card taken from a case 4 years ago , and it is failing in both software and hardware

Quote:
Originally Posted by faraz1729 View Post
Or you can get the Xonar D1 which would go in one of the PCI slots.

The heatsink won't interfere, but the DX does require a floppy power connector from the PSU which may look odd in that position. Depends on the cable management setup of your case and how much you care about the look of your setup though.

thanks

my PSU has a floppy connector and the sound card should come with an external connector

I don't need any card that would go in the PCI slot because I'm upgrading and the new mobo doesn't have any room for the card


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It shouldn't be a problem.

It doesn't appear the sound card has any additional housing or anything that would take up more room above the PCIe slot. You should be fine.

I also wouldn't be worried about the heat either. I've yet to have a sound card melt or anything due to being near a heatsink or a video card.
ok , that's comforting

thanks

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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Indeed the D1 might be better ,but he already has an Xtreme Gamer which software wise and games wise is way better in my opinion .
The Asus software for this sound card really sucks ,we all know it.Good hardware ,but sucky drivers.
thanks

again my xtreme gamer card is not what you all think , it isn't even listed on Creative site , because it is not sold/traded

i got it out of a case 4 years ago and now it is failing in both hardware and software


---------------------------------------------------

by the way does anyone know this sound system :

Edifier DA 5000PRO (here)

does anyone have any idea about it ?

i opened this thread to ask about a creative sound card " external" and the members advised me on the ASUS DX

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...l#post13405546


does anyone know whether or not the ASUS sound card will work smoothly with this sound system ?
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If Daniel_K drivers didn t work for that X-FI and the output jacks are falling off go with the DX ,it s the right choice .
   
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And if u go with an asus card use the "unified xonar drivers"

Just google it.
    
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And if u go with an asus card use the "unified xonar drivers"

Just google it.
He doesn t need to google ,that specific thread is on the asusvip forum ,audio section.Direct link to Carved blog is here : http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/0...ified-drivers/
Daniel_k also supplyed a WHQL driver on his blog page.

If there is channel mismatch with the DX you will find instructions about firmware update on the same asus forum.
   
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If Daniel_K drivers didn t work for that X-FI and the output jacks are falling off go with the DX ,it s the right choice .
the output jack is not just failing , but i have to keep holding the speaker jack into the output and adjusting it a little to get the sound to be clear and without distortions and sometimes it gives me a very loud and annoying whistle


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Originally Posted by rmp459 View Post
And if u go with an asus card use the "unified xonar drivers"

Just google it.
alright I'll do that , but can you please tell me its difference from the original driver ?


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He doesn t need to google ,that specific thread is on the asusvip forum ,audio section.Direct link to Carved blog is here : http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/0...ified-drivers/
Daniel_k also supplyed a WHQL driver on his blog page.

If there is channel mismatch with the DX you will find instructions about firmware update on the same asus forum.
ok. thanks for the link , but is there any risk in updating the firmware ? because if the card was damaged I will be charged about 50% of the card price to send it to warranty !
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