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    Via Epia + SB Audigy - any issues?

    Looks like I am going to be building a custom box after all, so as the main job of the unit will be for audio I was thinking of using that PCI slot for a Sound Blaster Audigy unit with the external sound control box and 24bit sound.

    I figured this would be a sweet way to set up 6 channels to pass to an amp for 5.1 or DTS DVD but I am concerned as to whether the processor will be able to handle Dolby decoding - or will the sound card do al that work???

    Also wondered if there would be a power issue involved?

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    Also looking at the Hercules Game Theater XP 6.1 with full hardware MP3 and external unit for all connections.

    http://www.srsystems.com/product_inf...roducts_id=327

    Hmmmm

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    I'd just like to point out that the Audigy nor the Exdigy is not a 24bit card. While it may have a 24bid DAC, it has to downscale all the outbound audio streams.

    Check out this review on Tom's Hardware.
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    Thanks, I read that too - I suppose I just wanted to acknowldge the soound quality of the unit.

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