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What about the Xonar DG guys ?Looks cheap
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What about the Xonar DG guys ?Looks cheap

If anything I would stick with a DGX. The only reason why is because it is PCIe which is better supported for future computers than PCI is.

However, at the same time, your PC is kind of old, so you might want to check if you even have an available PCIe lane available.
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post #23 of 28
I have a z506 and I think it works well for what it is. I mean its not a high end set or anything but it gives decent surround sound. I use a xonar dg with mine. Its the cheapest xonar card out there but it works ok. If you have the money you should get the DX.
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I have a z506 and I think it works well for what it is. I mean its not a high end set or anything but it gives decent surround sound. I use a xonar dg with mine. Its the cheapest xonar card out there but it works ok. If you have the money you should get the DX.
It sounds better than the on board card ?
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If anything I would stick with a DGX. The only reason why is because it is PCIe which is better supported for future computers than PCI is.

However, at the same time, your PC is kind of old, so you might want to check if you even have an available PCIe lane available.
My optiplex does not have pcie slots frown.gif
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post #25 of 28
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It sounds better than the on board card ?
My optiplex does not have pcie slots frown.gif

Yea it does sound bette rthan my realtek onboard. The main reason I bought it was for the headphone amp. I use my headphones when I can't be blasting surround sound smile.gif.
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post #26 of 28
Asus Xonar Essence STX; fantastic card for everything; gaming, HI-FI, etc.
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post #27 of 28
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Asus Xonar Essence STX; fantastic card for everything; gaming, HI-FI, etc.

He would get all of 0 benefit from it on his current setup.
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That card costs the same as my system ...
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