Originally Posted by zk1mpls
Probably asking this too early... but which should I get for the Maximus V Formula, the Xonar DG or the Xonar DGX, so I don't have spacing issues in SLI?
They're honestly the same size... the only real difference between both is the connection. The Xonar DG is PCI, and the Xonar DGX is 1x PCIe. Seing the Maximus V Formula has no PCI, I'd just go for the Xonar DGX. IMO it's not worth having an adapter when you can get the same thing it the native connection. You shouldn't have any spacing issues at all. and if you're worried of clearing either the top of your GPU's or the bottom of your GPU's, you'll have the choice to either pout your card in the middle or at the bottom.
Obviously, consider this is just what I think will happen. I'm not saying this from experience with the cards and the motherboard, it's just how I think it'll unfold.
Originally Posted by crashdogy
Zk1mpls yor geting the M5F and your going to put a sound card in?
Why not? I'm getting the formula and I have an ASUS Xonar Essense STX waiting for me. The SupremeFX is no doubt better than any onboard sound ever. But it's still not the best quality sound that someone could get. I mean being an audiophile I wouldn't be satisfied
and I'm guessing thats why Zk1mpls is getting something else also. Just a bit more on a budget than me
Originally Posted by spitfire7
Right now I am trying to decide which motherboard and Graphic Card to buy, Considering that i have already bought the Asus Xonar Essence ST and Thermalright Silver Arrow. And yes it is a PCI. What do you suggest i do? It's either the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II or a Reference Asus 7970.
Or i would have to look for another motherboard. Sorry this is my first ever build and i am so confused...
If you absolutely want to stick with a Maximus V board, your best bet is either to return it and switch it to the Xonar Essence STX, or to get a PCI to PCIe adapter. Something like this
. Although there is most likely less expensive things out there.
Other than that, you could just change the motherboard. There are boards like the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO which have SLI capabilities and also have PCI slots. It really comes down to all that you require in a motherboard.Edited by SilentStrike - 7/9/12 at 7:26am