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I meant you would probably no pick up on the difference between the DGX and a higher tier Xonar. The DGX is cheap but by all accounts a pretty good card.

For creative there is the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D that competes with the DGX and there is the Creative Sound Blaster Z that sits somewhere between the DX and the D2X . I wouldn't get the Recon3D but the Sound Blaster Z has some interesting features.

review here --> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/02/11/creative-sound-blaster-z-review/


Tanxies. I'm wanting to try something different/new.
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you know there is a workaround right??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ribbon-PCI-Riser-Card-Extender-Cable-for-1U-2U-Chassis-/380582379560?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589c7a4028

you can search for pci riser newegg sells them and a bunch of places do

I don't think this will work. The slot would be completely covered by the GPU. I'm looking at my existing one right now.
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Xonar D1 = Xonar DX.

They're the same card, different interface. What's the point of buying the same card then squeeze it in-between 2 GPUs to cause lots of DPC latency issues? lol. No, not a good suggestion.

So my suggestion is to get a riser cable like the one Mega Man posted.
There should just be enough headroom under your GPU's cooler to snug the riser cable in.
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Tanxies. I'm wanting to try something different/new.
I don't think this will work. The slot would be completely covered by the GPU. I'm looking at my existing one right now.
several people have made them work may not though would have to try it.

not a bad fix to try for ~10 to hold off till when you can upgrade
Edited by Mega Man - 3/23/13 at 12:25am
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I just bought an extender cable for my DGX so that I could add a second GPU for SLI. It snakes under my GPU. It works absolutely flawlessly:

http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pe-flex1-p-756.html?ref=base&gclid=CMHXgvCmkrYCFcWPPAodOlsAPw
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several people have made them work may not though would have to try it.

not a bad fix to try for ~10 to hold off till when you can upgrade
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I just bought an extender cable for my DGX so that I could add a second GPU for SLI. It snakes under my GPU. It works absolutely flawlessly:

http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pe-flex1-p-756.html?ref=base&gclid=CMHXgvCmkrYCFcWPPAodOlsAPw

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Tanxies. I'm wanting to try something different/new.
I don't think this will work. The slot would be completely covered by the GPU. I'm looking at my existing one right now.

Guys I just realized something. Standard Corssfire bridges only reach 3 slots down and the x16 slot is 4 slots down so unless a extra long xfire cable is used the second card has to be placed in x8 slot (2 slots down) and if put there it wont interfere withe sound card.
    
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Well then, guess I'll give it a try. It's only about $10 bucks anyways.

But I should point out there is a PCIE slot below the sound card in the pic in the OP, that was where I plan to put a sound card if I were to purchase one.

I should also add, there is a PCIE slot that is not shown in the pic in the OP. It has the same spacing as the x16 slot right above the PCI slot, the pic below shows what I meant earlier when I said I didn't think the extender would work. You guys still think it's worth a try?

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Guys I just realized something. Standard Corssfire bridges only reach 3 slots down and the x16 slot is 4 slots down so unless a extra long xfire cable is used the second card has to be placed in x8 slot (2 slots down) and if put there it wont interfere withe sound card.

Nah...I got some bridges with the board. It should reach...easily.
Blurry picture, but you get the picture.

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they are supposed to be able to fold underneath that although i have not used them personally i have heard of several people using them that are in your case. hard part is you need to have a pci slot to mount it in that wont have any interference from mobo..
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That was easy for me with my mATX mobo.
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