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OK, I'm planning to get some Z-5500s and you all say it's best to replace my onboard sound (P5B-Deluxe) with a sound card.

Now, X-FIs are a no-go, as there are no Linux drivers, what would your recommendations be? I'm looking for the lowest price possible, I am no audiophile - but apparently there is a big difference so...
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if you're going for something simple then Audigy 2
    
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I have the Audigy SE and it works like a charm with ALSA. It's cheap too. You could probably go for a low end X-Fi, but make sure it's compatible.

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/
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The X-Fi XtremeAudio may be compatible but other (real) X-Fi cards are definitely not compatible.

http://opensource.creative.com/soundcard.html

Funny, it says
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NOTE: X-Fi Xtreme Audio Seems to have some support using OSS driver, "MAYBE" ALSA as well, but has not been confirmed.
lol. It's like, we have to confirm this ourselves because we don't really know, we just designed the card....
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I've heard nothing good about X-Fi's and linux.

Audigy SE takes my vote. Not only does it have proven compatability (as Jester mentioned), it's also not a bad card at all. I also hear that the Chaintech AV710 has works well with ALSA, it is definatly something to look into, as well. And as a fallback, any EMuK401 card works perfectly, too. Most popular version of those is the SB Live! series.
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