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Old April 1, 2009, 06:08 AM
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So, I took everyone's advice and bought a sound card...AFIK there's no quality or performance difference between PCI and PCI-E sound cards right? So, I grabbed a PCI sound card thinking that I would move my second video card to the outside slot on my mobo....I CAN'T!!

The Raven case won't allow a double wide video card to sit in the outside slot on my mobo, and the heatpipe on the mobo covers the PCI-E X1 slot...SOOOO....

I'm going to get a PCI-E X1 card today and put it into the PCI-E X16 slot.

Under $150 CDN at Canada Computers, what card would you recommend?

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So, I took everyone's advice and bought a sound card...AFIK there's no quality or performance difference between PCI and PCI-E sound cards right? So, I grabbed a PCI sound card thinking that I would move my second video card to the outside slot on my mobo....I CAN'T!!

The Raven case won't allow a double wide video card to sit in the outside slot on my mobo, and the heatpipe on the mobo covers the PCI-E X1 slot...SOOOO....

I'm going to get a PCI-E X1 card today and put it into the PCI-E X16 slot.

Under $150 CDN at Canada Computers, what card would you recommend?

Canada Computers - Your Neighbourhood Computer Store and Service Centre - PC Systems and Hardware Components, Notebooks, Electronics, and more.

Thanks!!!
Canada Computers - Sound Cards : Creative Sound Blaster X-FI TITANIUM - PCI Express Sound Card (Retail) (70SB088000004).

And, you're right. PCI-e does not offer any performance advantage with sound-cards.
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Old April 1, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Xonar DX is supposed to be a solid card for its price range. 103 at DirectCanada.
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