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Pci-e Audio Cards?

By Bluemouse
Feb 21, 2007
  1. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Not explained asus mbd

    Megabyte has a point.
    This is one of asus latest and stats.
    It has no description of useage of PCI slots
    It just has them.
    Listed below *************
    How the heck do i know if i should buy this ?:rolleyes:

    asus Striker Extreme

    - Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
    - Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
    - NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™
    - Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533
    - Extreme Tweaker
    - SupremeFX / DTS Connect / Array Mic / Noise Filter
    - LCD Poster
    - EL I/O
    - Onboard LED
    - Onboard Switches
    ****************
    2 x PCI Express x16 slot, support NVIDIA® SLI™ technology, at full x16, x16 speed(blue)
    1 x PCI Express x16, at x8 speed(middle)
    1 x PCI Express x1
    2 x PCI 2.2
    :confused:
     
  2. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Just use your PCI slot, its really not going to affect airflow THAT much. Don't forget, air dissipates a lot of heat just by being circulated. Is it the most efficient setup? No. Is it going to melt your GPU? No.

    I tend to agree with Megabyte also - I haven't seen very many PCIe-x1 or PCIe-x4 devices out in circulation. A quick search on Newegg turns up 10 HDD/RAID cards, 1 NIC, one wireless adapter, and 5 add-on cards for PCIe-x1 and 3 HDD/RAID cards for PXIe-x4.

    Looks like its mostly just RAID controllers for now.

    Goes to show you the whole industry isn't quite working in sync :)
     
  3. Megabyte

    Megabyte TS Rookie

    pci-e Audio Cards

    Man, am I glad I joined this forum! Was begining to think that I was the only one with this thought on Pci-e slots. Thanks guys. We can only hope it won't be to long before someone in the manufacturing business starts thinking like their customers. Maybe they have, and are dragging their FEET!

    Like I said early in this message, sure am glad to have a forum where people think alike. You will probably be hearing from me quite often, due to my nick name being Tim the Toolman, always searching for more Power, if you know what I mean? Be watching for your comments.

    Meg
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    That mainboard in the images already has an integrated sound chip. Is that not sufficient?
     
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