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post #21 of 25
Are you committed to using an internal sound card?

$200 can get you a very good digital to analog converter (DAC). I've recently purchased a PreSonus 22VSL and I've been amazed at the sound quality. The preamps and isolation on an external card for mixing (such as this) are generally going to be higher quality than anything you can cram inside a PCI slot, and this is no exception. A DAC like that and some 1/4" to 3.5mm TRS adapters so you can plug your speakers in should set you in the right direction. biggrin.gif

(The one very minor niggle is that you take a very slight CPU hit with an external card, but your Phenom would have no problem with this.)
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HT Omega card does 5.1 analog. OUTPUT ANALOG... I cannot stress this enough. If you are buying a sound card like this and outputting digital, you are NOT taking advantage of the glorious DAC in this 8788 chipset that is basically what makes this thing shine.. more than any other component.. You have to spend about a thousand dollars on a Stello External DAC to go beyond this type of sound clarity..
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I wanna chime in here, this thread might be dead but for the pci-e users, I found a pretty solid review on the dgx and dsx and think Im gonna get the dsx. Comes super close apperently to the DX without the need of a goofy floppy power connector and can swap the opamp. $48 on the egg but they are out of stock. Amazon has it though too.

Here is the review, they compare the dgx and dsx against the realtek alc898 and xonar dx which are its close competitors.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/08/music-to-your-ears-reviewing-asus-budget-xonar-dgx-and-dsx-sound-cards/
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This thread is not dead! But unfortunately my PC is! This is why I cannot get back to your kind replies! Thanks for keeping me updated though.

I'm yet to come to a decision, and I'll be back as soon as I've fixed whatever the problem is with my computer. Pray for me, and my computer!

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!
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This thread is not dead! But unfortunately my PC is! This is why I cannot get back to your kind replies! Thanks for keeping me updated though.
I'm yet to come to a decision, and I'll be back as soon as I've fixed whatever the problem is with my computer. Pray for me, and my computer!
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!

Good luck thumb.gif

I was set on the dsx but now thinking of the dx, not sure. I just hate the fact that the dx needs a floppy power connector. Gonna search for an adapter but my power supply does have a harness. Might get a dx today to try it.
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