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    Looking for my 3rd Sound Card

    I have run into some limitations with searching for sound cards. I'm currently on my second card which is a turtle beach roadie. Card is great, but doesn't play all channels through the line in, only front channels.

    I need a card that can:

    1) Have seperate output lines for front,rear,sub channels.
    2) volume can be adjusted through windows.
    3) input line can play through ALL channels on output.

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    Any suggestions????

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    Have you looked under hardware reviews? I found Jan's last soundcard there. I went looking for external USB solutions, and the best I can find is the Live External is pretty much the latest and greatest. I'm not sure what case you are using, but I found by taking the front cover (output end) off my case and modifying it. The using a PCI flex riser, I was able to add a PCI video card. You say you already have great video, so maybe try the same thing with a PCI sound card? Then your options go through the roof!
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    Looks like with some Ghetto rigging I might be able to pull this off. I'm guessing plug in install drivers and away I go?

    http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/spec/J9F2-KHDE.pdf

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    Is that the board you are using? That was my second choice on upgrade. What rigging are you speaking of? Using the internal audio card of the board? Or what i suggested about putting a PCI card it? If answer is B, then I can get a picture of the modification I did to the case. Not pretty, but it is functional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Is that the board you are using? That was my second choice on upgrade. What rigging are you speaking of? Using the internal audio card of the board? Or what i suggested about putting a PCI card it? If answer is B, then I can get a picture of the modification I did to the case. Not pretty, but it is functional.

    Picture would be perfect. I was going to use the internal card as the second card but can't figure out how to get the input routing correctly to the output on the roadie, so I want to try the other way. Use the input on the roadie to output throught the pci card. This board has a 6 channel which i'm going to try, but doubt it will be good.

    Also, did you get the other board you showed me?

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    Ok, no laughing, this is a constant work in progress, so I quit cleaning it up!

    The big thing to remember here is to put some kind of insulator under the card. On the video card, there is a fan on top (plastic) so I didn't have to insulate above, but soundcard might. Make sure whatever you use as an insulator doesn't contact cooling fan (if fan is present). I tried pulling out of the case to show better, but it didn't come out easily, and it always causes me other problems. This should give you an idea. If you have the USB ports on the front, notice I disconnected and just have the header cable (along with a second one) running out of the case on the right.

    I think this is the riser I used.

    http://store.mo-co-so.com/left-facin...iser-p-23.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Ok, no laughing, this is a constant work in progress, so I quit cleaning it up!

    The big thing to remember here is to put some kind of insulator under the card. On the video card, there is a fan on top (plastic) so I didn't have to insulate above, but soundcard might. Make sure whatever you use as an insulator doesn't contact cooling fan (if fan is present). I tried pulling out of the case to show better, but it didn't come out easily, and it always causes me other problems. This should give you an idea. If you have the USB ports on the front, notice I disconnected and just have the header cable (along with a second one) running out of the case on the right.

    I think this is the riser I used.

    http://store.mo-co-so.com/left-facin...iser-p-23.html
    I see what your saying.. I have to comment that man you got a lot going on back there. I'm more laughing with you becuase i have yet to completely hide my wires running in the truck since it is a continuous work in progress. Especially when every week is a new addition. zip ties are your friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    I see what your saying.. I have to comment that man you got a lot going on back there. I'm more laughing with you becuase i have yet to completely hide my wires running in the truck since it is a continuous work in progress. Especially when every week is a new addition. zip ties are your friend
    What can I say....most people here are software people. I'm hardware. I want to see just how many different components I can get to working at once. lol

    Now you see why I am looking at that case from Logic Supply. It will give me room for 2 PCI cards, and enough places to mount USB ports on the side or back. Sucks that in 6 months, I have outgrown my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    I see what your saying.. I have to comment that man you got a lot going on back there. I'm more laughing with you becuase i have yet to completely hide my wires running in the truck since it is a continuous work in progress. Especially when every week is a new addition. zip ties are your friend
    Looks like I am finally taking the plunge on my upgrade and strangely enough, it's going to match your system perfectly (same board, 2.33 processor). So, what did you find on that sound thing so you can save ME some $$$? lol
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