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Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a good sound card with the following features:

Low Profile (including low profile bracket incl in package/box)
7.1 or 5.1 channels
Must have a S/PDIF connector for HDMI through graphics card
Must be £25 or lower
Dont mind if PCI or PCI-e 1x

Looked at:
Creative Sound Blaster SE 7.1 (does it come with a low profile bracket in the OEM version?)
ASUS Xonat DG 5.1 (again does it come with a low profile bracket?)

It is to fit into an ANTEC Minuet case so must have a low profile bracket adapter in the box.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 12
Xonar DG is definitely the card you'll want then. I do believe it has a low profile bracket as well as fitting all your other needs.
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post #3 of 12
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Xonar DG is definitely the card you'll want then. I do believe it has a low profile bracket as well as fitting all your other needs.
Hi Simca,
Thanks for the feedback, Do you know/think if the OEM version would come with the low profile bracket?

In my experience OEM products tend to come without the bundled software and sometimes even without some accessories. I guess checking with the vendor would the best idea!
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post #4 of 12
Xonar DS is also pretty good and its possbile to pick them up for 20-25.
post #5 of 12
It looks like the Xonar DG comes with a LP bracket.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/357...rd/index2.html

The SE has a LP version but I´m not sure about availability in the UK.

http://www.xpcgear.com/seoem.html
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kylzer View Post
Xonar DS is also pretty good and its possbile to pick them up for 20-25.
Thanks Kylzer, Can you link me to the cheap DS as I can only find them for 40-50 new and on Ebay for £30 with no accerssories (I need the low profile bracket as explained in my OP)

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post #7 of 12
Xonar DG seems perfect. Comes fit with a low profile bracket and a normal profile for change if you want.

The DX is pretty hard to find at that budget, and you'd want to avoid any lower end X-Fi's. You could perhaps get a DS?
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post #8 of 12
Xonar DG measures better than the DS lols. I'd go DG.
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Ok guys, i am going with the DG as it is the only one I can confirm has the low profile bracket packaged with it!

Thanks for help everyone
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitche01 View Post
Ok guys, i am going with the DG as it is the only one I can confirm has the low profile bracket packaged with it!

Thanks for help everyone
Newegg's photos of the retail box for the DG shows that it comes with a low profile bracket.
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