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I decided to ST / STX. Which to choose? Apparently the ST has a better sound than STX - I can see it at Sennheiser HD555? ST has a PCI, which has already died (Intel P67).

Help me :/
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post #2 of 4
Use the search function... There are literally a thousand topics on this. The ST's sound is better but the difference is small. PCI has not died yet. There are P67 chips with PCI slots on them...
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Sure, I have read many posts, but I can not find the information or as a normal user see the difference. PCI does not have Asus Maximus IV Extreme and EVGA Classified.
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I don't think you'll notice a difference at all - I can't and I've used both in the same rig and side by side in different ones. Technically the ST has a better timing clock, but the STX's is more than good enough. Just get the one that fits.
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