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Well guys I am getting a set of PC151's and need a soundcard to go with them, I will be transferring this card to my new build so it has to work with vistax64 (so No creative) and 790FX mobos dont have PCIEx1 (so no Asus xonar) so what are the other choices?
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Auzentech X-Fi Prelude if you have the money, Bluegears b-Enspirer if you don't. Both have 192 KHz, 24-bit, 7.1, DTS, etc. The Prelude is pretty much the best on the market if you can stomach the cost, but the b-Enspirer, IMHO, is the best sound card, strictly sound quality speaking, in its price range. The b-Enspirer won't have the extra features of X-Fi, but for music and movies, it will sound amazing, all the same.

However, I'm fairly sure that PCI-E x1 cards would work in x16 slots, it'd just be a waste of a potential graphics slot.
    
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790FX have 42 PCIe lanes so I doubt all are used.

You do know that 1x PCIe cards will work in 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x PCIe slots?
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I lied, the DFI 790FX board (the cheapest 1) doesnt have a PCIEx1 but the MSI K9A2 Platinum does have a PCIEx1 slot
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
I lied, the DFI 790FX board (the cheapest 1) doesnt have a PCIEx1 but the MSI K9A2 Platinum does have a PCIEx1 slot
The DFI 790FX has three x16 and one x4 PCIe. As I already stated... a 1x PCIe cards will work in 1x, 4x, 8x, or 16x PCIe slots.
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post #6 of 10
You do know that creative cards work fine in vista, right? My x-fi has been running strong since I started using vista.
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I thought they didnt have driver support or something?
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post #8 of 10
that was a big muck up a while back. Creative now fully supports the audigy series, but you'll probably want an X-fi anyway. Their cards are supported, even though they did jerk around the customer for a while. Now is a great time to pick one of these cards up too, just go to creative.com, they're having a big sale right now.
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Off topic, but Colts, where the hell have you been?!
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Yeahh.......And manning is getting kind of old
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