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I thought it was supposed to be creative x-fi but compared to my creative sound audigy 7.1 which was 30 bucks.... it sucks!

It doesn't sound nearly as crisp nor is the surround sound nearly as good as my 30 buck sound card. Really really disappointing. Anyone have a recommendation on a good sound card for this mobo?

I don't see any pcie x 1 slots which are usually the interface for most decent sound cards....

One pci expansion slot is taken up by a wireless network adapter and the other is covered by my gtx 580, any suggestions?
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Get a wireless USB adapter and an Asus Xonar DS.
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do wireless usb adapters diminish connection speed at all?
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you do realise you can use the pcie x1 slots in any pcie slot no matter what lane wiidth theyre capable of? (ie you can pop a pcie x1 slot in a x4 a x8 and a x16)

edit nm... its a regular pci card... yeah its a tough call. either you get rid of your wireless card for a usb wireless dongle or you buy a pcie x1 sound card. i hadto make the same choice. i opted for a new sound card (see sig rig)
Edited by subliminally incorrect - 3/4/11 at 7:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
you do realise you can use the pcie x1 slots in any pcie slot no matter what lane wiidth theyre capable of? (ie you can pop a pcie x1 slot in a x4 a x8 and a x16)
I've found that many people seem to not know this.
    
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
you do realise you can use the pcie x1 slots in any pcie slot no matter what lane wiidth theyre capable of? (ie you can pop a pcie x1 slot in a x4 a x8 and a x16)

edit nm... its a regular pci card... yeah its a tough call. either you get rid of your wireless card for a usb wireless dongle or you buy a pcie x1 sound card. i hadto make the same choice. i opted for a new sound card (see sig rig)
sorry i had no idea

i thought pcie x1 had their own little special slot lmao
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Even creative's normal x-fi cards aren't that great..
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