View Full Version : What do i buy?

12-27-07, 06:06 AM
Hi guys, Need alittle advice here please, im going to be upgrading my sound to one of the below sound cards, wich one is best and why?

Whats the difference between the two slots of the card, witch will give the best performance?



Ive noticed one of the cards is PCI-E and the other is PCI! would there be any differnce in sound or performance between the two, the PCI-E has more\bigger bandwith!

12-27-07, 07:15 AM
They are both the same as for as features ,but I would go with the PCIe1x because it has more bandwidth and you can use one of those little slots.

12-27-07, 08:31 AM
Yeah i was hoping to get the PCI-E card, ive just heard that its alittle mess around getting drivers for it! ... where do i stand with the drivers with a x64 version of vista? ..... anybody own this card that can help?

12-27-07, 08:47 AM
Neither of those cards have a x-fi chip, they use an audigy chip. look for an x-fi gamer in PCIe form.

12-27-07, 12:03 PM
What about this?


12-28-07, 04:50 AM
Ok i decided i might go for this> http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127553

However ive heard some reviews about people having issues with the SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer and vista x64(lockups\games crashing ect)! ... does anybody know anything about this?


12-28-07, 10:33 AM
possible.. alot of things still get issues with x64 windows time to time. Its not really a gamer OS yet. If you are looking for max compatibility, run a 32bit installation.

12-28-07, 11:51 AM
I would have grabbed a good sound card :p Like a HT claro or striker.. Maybe a prelude...