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what are the top 3 pci-e sound cards
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Well, the only PCI-E Sound Card I can think of off the top of my head is the ASUS Xonar D2X, and it is very, very good. PCI cards, though, are where most of the best cards are at. The Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and Creative X-Fi Platinum are both PCI.

I know I'm about to get flamed, but there's a PCI-E Fatal1ty X-Fi that should be very very good, albeit overpriced. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102019

ASUS Xonar D2X Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005
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looking for better than onboard so i can sli and need a pci-e sound card
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Available PCI 2.1 slot

thanks anyways
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X-Fi platinum or higher in the X-Fi series. Hadn't heard the asus
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There are only 6 PCI-E cards available on Newegg as of now. Most of you guys are still recommending standard PCI cards. He needs a PCI-E x1 card. I would go for the X-Fi Fatal1ty if you want the X-Fi features, and the ASUS Xonar if you want the very best sound quality.
    
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There are only 6 PCI-E cards available on Newegg as of now. Most of you guys are still recommending standard PCI cards. He needs a PCI-E x1 card. I would go for the X-Fi Fatal1ty if you want the X-Fi features, and the ASUS Xonar if you want the very best sound quality.
my bottom pci slot is defective waiting to get the receipt for rma(xmas present) all extra slots will be hidden except the pci-e 1 slot

was wondering how the xonars stack up to the x-fi serries as u can see i havethe xtreme music now
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I don't have personal experience, but I have heard plenty of Audiophiles drool over the ASUS. It really boils down to whether you'll be listening to music primarily, or if you'll be playin X-FI enabled games. Even if you play games that don't use X-Fi, I would be inclined to get the ASUS. If you play a lot of games that use the X-Fi technology, though, I think the Fatal1ty is your best bet. There's also a $100 ASUS that looks to be pretty good, too, and PCI-E compatible, in case you're looking for something on a budget, too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006
    
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