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post #31 of 979
ok sounds good. 1 how to you shorten them out and 2 what good quality caps should I get because I do use surround sound I have the z5500 logitech and the x-fi extreme music card. am building new rig so I like to hear this babys pump
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post #32 of 979
on offense but if you don't know how to short a cap I think this mod is a little beyond your current skills
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post #33 of 979
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well for starters the power cap on the x-fi is not an AC filtering cap... the sound card gets its power from the mobo, which in turn gets its power from the psu... it's all DC. and shouldn't be more then 12v at all!

no, you can't socket surface mount parts... only through hole
sorry not a/c but rather filter out the pulsating nature of the DC.
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post #34 of 979
I have a guy that at work that would do the job for me. what is a good quality cap. I just want to have sure. thanks for the help. or if you do this kind of work on the side let me know
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post #35 of 979
What is the rating on those four caps?
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post #36 of 979
oh man this is a great thread. my friend is an electrical engineer with plenty of experience soldering boards together.

we're going to do this one weekend
    
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post #37 of 979
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Actually, if you're afariad to mod your card, you can always opt for the HT Omega Claro Plus. It is a high-end card for a very not-high-end price. Its opamp performs virtually the same as the LM4562, so you can expect similar performance between it and the X-Fi card (modded).

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Ok..... The edd is out of stock but they come in Monday the 7th... (ETA) so I looked at the price and it seems the HT Omega Claro Plus is $175 and the other option is to get the new X-Fi and modd it... which will put me above the Omega's cost...

People could get the cheaper X-Fi for $80 and mod it for $50 and spend $130 and save a bit...

Though if you take insulation into account the Caro needs to be bumped up $30 for the paper...

I will get the Caro myself, that way I have good sound off the bat and don't have to worry, but I will at least insulate it!
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post #38 of 979
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Ok..... The edd is out of stock but they come in Monday the 7th... (ETA) so I looked at the price and it seems the HT Omega Claro Plus is $175 and the other option is to get the new X-Fi and modd it... which will put me above the Omega's cost...

People could get the cheaper X-Fi for $80 and mod it for $50 and spend $130 and save a bit...

Though if you take insulation into account the Caro needs to be bumped up $30 for the paper...

I will get the Caro myself, that way I have good sound off the bat and don't have to worry, but I will at least insulate it!
Caro is good for music... but not for gaming, correct?
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this one in particular is actually supposed to support all game sound processing...

I got a sheet of ERS paper, wish we could have done a little group buy, prices were annoyingly set so I would have a very hard time picking which way to go. Four of use buying together would have saved us a bundle.

http://www.partsconnexion.com/catalog/accessories.html
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post #40 of 979
it doesn't seem to support anything above eax2 so not quite all
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