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I have only spare pci express and pci 1x slots spare?

I'm looking for a good audio card about £50
any difference between the slots and the sound cards for them
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If you're willing to spend 7 more pounds you can get yourself the Asus Xonar D1.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Xonar-D...6025575&sr=8-1

There's no difference between PCI and PCI-E in terms of quality or sound. In fact the D1 is a better solution than the DX. DX just tends to be cheaper.

It's worth the extra 7 pounds, trust me.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
If you're willing to spend 7 more pounds you can get yourself the Asus Xonar D1.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Xonar-D...6025575&sr=8-1

There's no difference between PCI and PCI-E in terms of quality or sound. In fact the D1 is a better solution than the DX. DX just tends to be cheaper.

It's worth the extra 7 pounds, trust me.
Now that I'm going the full 7 if her majestiea coin further. Would the step up to the Asus xonar dx2 be worth it

o can't use regular pci by the way

only express that's why the dxs have my attention
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Now that I'm going the full 7 if her majestiea coin further. Would the step up to the Asus xonar dx2 be worth it

o can't use regular pci by the way

only express that's why the dxs have my attention
Then the DX is your choice and you'd probably save a few dollars actually.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XONAR-DX-PCI...6026230&sr=8-1

2 pounds saved

You can try other UK sites and just search for Asus Xonar DX. I'm not familiar with UK stores, but yeah. I live in the colonies

As for the step up to D2X, now it wouldn't be worth it. The price gap is too huge to justify imo.
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post #5 of 6
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Then the DX is your choice and you'd probably save a few dollars actually.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XONAR-DX-PCI...6026230&sr=8-1

2 pounds saved

You can try other UK sites and just search for Asus Xonar DX. I'm not familiar with UK stores, but yeah. I live in the colonies

As for the step up to D2X, now it wouldn't be worth it. The price gap is too huge to justify imo.

you have been a good sport throughout, indeed old bean
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post #6 of 6
Yep go for the DX.
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