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post #1 of 17
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I had to pull out my Soundblaster X-Fi Plat from 2004 to fit my GPUs. It looks like my PCI 1x slot will fit a card now that is on the top.

I have heard Creative is making garbage these days, who makes a good card? Or is that just nonsense?

Does it need to be shielded from the heat of my GPUs?
Edited by Hawk777th - 7/29/11 at 12:52pm
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post #2 of 17
The asus xonar cards are a popular alternative. I'm not really sure about the shielding. Certainly it can't hurt, but as long as you have good airflow (which your case does) I don't think it really matters too much.
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The Titanium HD is an absolutely excellent card. I am still using the shipped drivers and applications with it. The card has been rock solid. Keep in mind that this is Creative's first sound card designed from the ground up for Windows Vista/Windows 7. The others had poorly written drivers compared to the XP sets.




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I had to pull out my Soundblaster X-Fi Plat from 2004 to fit my GPUs. It looks like my PCI 1x slot will fit a card now that is on the top.

I have heard Creative is making garbage these days, who makes a good card? Or is that just nonsense?

Does it need to be shielded from the heat of my GPUs?
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Can you link me too it?
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post #5 of 17
Try Amazon.com or NewEgg.com or even TigerDirect if you like.

Its not hard to find.

If you go to Creative's site and find the card, they fulfill orders through Amazon.
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Doesn't seem to be a 1x card.
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post #7 of 17
it is pci-express and it is a X1 card. Such a card can be used in a X4, X8, or X16 slot.
post #8 of 17
creative are good card only they have some issues with WIN7

but the Titanium HD is great has really stable drivers so i highly recommend this card and its PCIex1 it can be placed in other PCIe slots
    
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I'm happy with my xonar dx that I just got. Music sounds great! Grabbed a refurbished one from geeks.com for $40. Only came with the card, my psu has floppy connectors to power it.
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post #10 of 17
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Titanium%20hd

Is the card? How the heck are you supposed to use Optical or standard 5.1 speaker hookups with that?
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