Usb sound card recommendation
Well, I finalized my car-pc 2.5 months ago; but I can't stop now! This thing is like car modifying, it never ends! Now I'm making my new case and I need either a flexible pci riser card for my audigy 2, or I need an usb sound card. I live in Turkey and today I'll be searching for flexible riser cards; but I'm 99% sure that I won't be successful! :D I don't want to waste more time and ship it from US. It will be my last option. So today if I can not find a riser card I'll be buying a usb sound card. Well since my old card is audigy 2, I want at least that quality. And as I searched in the forums there are boot time and cpu usage issues with usb sound cards. Now it is very important for me, both the boot time and the cpu usage.
My system is:
Socket 478 p4 northwood 2.6 HT
2*512 = 1 gb ddr400 ram
160gb 5400 rpm 2.5'' hdd
Avermedia usb digital Tv card
Running on xp with roadrunner and my gps programme igo8 which is integrated to rr with igo zoomer.
I can buy sb live usb, audigy nx or x-fi xtreme and I read the thread about x-fi; but I just do not know the cpu usage and boot time in my system. If my system is powerfull enough for an x-fi xtreme then I'll buy one.
If you help me I'll be very happy.
M Audio Transit USB is good
M-Audio Transit USB sound card has very high sound quality and minimalist drivers that take less time to load. Also very affordable at about $80.00 online. It also has digital input and output capability. I use them in my car and home theater setups and recommend them over any Creative product. I am currently using a Dell D630 laptop running Win XP as my Car PC while I experiment with different options.