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Hey guys,

So I was taking apart a couple of former beast computers from 2003 and 2004 respectively, and there were a few things that caught my attention.

1. A cable TV tuner, but it was AGP so it's useless to me.
2. A decent looking soundcard setup.
3. USB PCI card that I already took and set up.

The soundcard is PCI, and I was wondering if it is any good for my use.
(Movies, games, all primarily in 5.1)

Here's some pictures.









Thanks in advance
-Jason
    
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Why not just test it out? Is the front panel necessary?
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I've been doing some reading on this card, and from what i've read it's a top notch card that still retails for $100.

Its also one of the only fully live cards.

The only issue is trying to find windows 7 drivers.
    
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Wow, look at that gigantic DIP-14 crystal oscillator.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Wow, look at that gigantic DIP-14 crystal oscillator.
Is that a good thing?

So after a few hours of painful tinkering and various third party drivers, I never got this thing to work under windows 7.

Now i'm not really sure what to do with it, it outputs 24bit sound at 96000 Khz, and is supposedly extremely good, but I've nothing to do with it.
    
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