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creative or asus? there are many variants, its not clear which is better. its for 2.0 speakers. like xonar dx or recon3d, they are around the same price.
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Personally I'd go for a xonar dg if you have a pci slot available. Cheap and does an excellent job. I'm using one on a 2.1 setup and it's worlds better then my onboard, especially when using headphones instead of my 2.1 speakers.
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post #3 of 8
Stay away from Recon3D cards. I've heard nothing but bad news about them.
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I highly recommend you get the xonar dx

Its worth every penny trust me.

I've sound Fiio e10, creative sb live, creative titanium x-fi hd and galaxy s1(wolfson wm8960).

The sound signature of xonar dx is really good especially if you install the modded drivers for it (i think its called unixonar).

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I highly recommend you get the xonar dx

Its worth every penny trust me.

I've sound Fiio e10, creative sb live, creative titanium x-fi hd and galaxy s1(wolfson wm8960).

The sound signature of xonar dx is really good especially if you install the modded drivers for it (i think its called unixonar).

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how about the D1 that uses pci slot? wouldnt it be easier than to use flobby connector thing?
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Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post

how about the D1 that uses pci slot? wouldnt it be easier than to use flobby connector thing?

I would avoid PCI. To some extent it is being phased out. I am going to say that by the time we see sky lake CPUs, you might see one or two PCI slots for legacy support. Try and shoot for a PCI express 1X card. It is going to be more future proof.
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post #7 of 8
Yep, you want PCIe x1. Looking at the configuration of the slots on your motherboard, and your video card, having a card in the PCI slot would starve the card of air. Your x1 slot is above and out of the way of the x16 slot.
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how about the D1 that uses pci slot? wouldnt it be easier than to use flobby connector thing?

The Asus Xonar DX and D1 have matching feature, just one is PCI (D1) and the other PCI-E (DX).
They both come with the CS4398 DAC chip smile.gif
I would say to buy whichever is cheaper (buy used off eBay).

If you ever had plans on using headphones with this computer, then spend more cash and buy the Creative Labs Z or Zx sound card.
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