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but can a sound card that is PCI-E 1x fit in a PCI-E 16x?
Not only will it fit, but it will work too!
post #12 of 20
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Good question... I don't have one myself, but it's near the top of my list.. My current HTPC has an old outdated receiver at the moment, but everything else is basically set for when I make the purchase..

I haven't really been searching around for recievers lately.

I'm sure the multiple HDMI input recievers are going to be a bit more than a standard one..
Do you mind linking me to one? I have no clue what you are talking about haha sorry
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but can a sound card that is PCI-E 1x fit in a PCI-E 16x?
I cant say ive tried but im almost positive...
    
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The Xonar is listed as saying it works and any PCIe slot, be it x1 x4 x8 x16. The xonar also offers full Dolby support if that means anything to you.
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it's either xonar or Onkyo SE-200PCI LTD.
using a soundcard even for digital connection is still better.
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post #18 of 20
Most decent standard receivers should accept hdmi input. I install hometheatre and such and really like the way integra integrates. Basically in my exp the Integra receivers have alot of cool menu features, they respond to ir excellent, nice 12v triggers which are assignable to zones and also sources, turn on volumes, also they turn on to direct input commands which is very nice . alot of little things that you would never really know unless you owned one.
    
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BTW... 780G motherboards provide digital out.
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using a soundcad does give you some improvements over digital.
because not all digital passthrough is "AS IS"
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