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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,

I'm in need of an upgrade for the sound in my system and was thinking about purchasing the Asus Xonar Essence STX. I use ATH-A700s for headphones and yeah. I just wanted to make sure it would be compatible with my system (Mobo slots/Power consumption, etc).

Is there anything I need to know about it?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
If it fits it should work.
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post #3 of 12
I'm actually going to be buying one in a couple days and as long as you have a PCI-E slot it should be fine also note that you have to have a 4 pin power cable connected to the sound card from your Power Supply.
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post #4 of 12
Yes it will work aslong you have a empty pcie slot to put it in.
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post #5 of 12
The ATH-A700 will work fine with that sound card, it doesn't need a headphone amp to drive the ATH-A700 and you will enjoy the Xonar STX is a great sound card.
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post #6 of 12
You could be better off with the Essence ST and having it in a PCI slot as opposed to an STX in the PCI-e near your GFX, the ST is a better card, its unlikely you'll notice a difference though. Either just need a slot they fit and a molex power connector from the PSU.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
You could be better off with the Essence ST and having it in a PCI slot as opposed to an STX in the PCI-e near your GFX, the ST is a better card, its unlikely you'll notice a difference though. Either just need a slot they fit and a molex power connector from the PSU.
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post #8 of 12
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This is my mobo -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-337-_-Product

Are the PCI X1 slots the white ones in the bottom right? Then which are the PCI (or are they the same? I thought they weren't).
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post #9 of 12
Just place it in the PCIE 1x behind your video card, Thats where I have my Xonar STX on my mobo located and I didnt have any heat issues or any thing. As well of having room for op-amps on adaptors.

Plus if your in the usa, the STX goes for 179 at jr.com.
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post #10 of 12
The PCIe X1 slots are the black ones. The PCI slots are the white ones. The STX will work given that you don't have some ridiculous three-slot video card. It'll be a tight fit with a two slot video card though.

Essence STX at Superbiiz goes for $172.99 and has a 10 dollar off coupon code BYEBYE2010.

Oh, word of caution, the STX is a long sound card, if my friend's old D2X is anything to go by. It may not fit in the slot above the video card because you'll end up running into the memory.
Edited by RallyMaster - 12/28/10 at 1:39pm
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