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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    well my problem is i cant use a pci sound card as my case is about 6" x "8" x 2". I need an external sound card with an aux-in or cd-in. If i could find one i'd buy that before the selector. Muting the line that needs to be muted is done through the front end (in my case Road Runner)
    I gotcha. Well, you are back to either the 3.5mm switchbox I found you or your idea with the RCA A/B switch.

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    ok guys.. the more i think about it the more i wish to find a new sound card to make this setup work.. so hows this bad boy look..

    http://us.creative.com/products/prod...ct=11226&nav=0

    i dont really care about the video but hey it might be nice for something.. what i want is quality sound and inputs and this thing says it has inputs for a multitude of devices

    looks like it has 2 line-ins i can run straight to rca with. It offers 7.1 (not that it matters in the car) and has a built in 4 port hub

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    that's a nice device, but it's alot of money to spend for what you're going to use it for...

    check this sound card out (it saw it on the same site you linked to). it says it has line-in AND aux audio in...

    On-Board Connectors
    Line level Out (Front / Rear / Side / Center / Subwoofer) or Headphone Out
    Line In / Microphone In / *Digital I/O
    Aux Audio In
    Supports SPDIF Out for Stereo Digital Speakers or SPDIF In/Out with Creative Digital I/O Module (sold separately)
    sounds like it might do what you need.. alot cheaper too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    that's a nice device, but it's alot of money to spend for what you're going to use it for...

    check this sound card out (it saw it on the same site you linked to). it says it has line-in AND aux audio in...



    sounds like it might do what you need.. alot cheaper too
    I'd LOVE it.. but its pci. It MUST be external.
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    why does it need to be external?

    the D201GLY has a PCI slot... are you using it for something else or is it a space issue? if so, could you fit it in sideways with a PCI riser?

    that device you're looking at buying is major overkill to simply mix two analog audio sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    why does it need to be external?

    the D201GLY has a PCI slot... are you using it for something else or is it a space issue? if so, could you fit it in sideways with a PCI riser?

    that device you're looking at buying is major overkill to simply mix two analog audio sources.
    it has a pci slot but my case is 6x8x2 so there's no way any card can go in there.. hell i couldnt even fit my 2.5 inch drive comfortably so thats in an external case. and i fully agree that its overkill but apparrently (suprisingly) there arent many external cards with more than one line-in
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    it would be cheaper and more practical to get a bigger case. one that can fit your PCI card (sideways) and your HDD. space can't be a big issue because your external HDD and that hughe external sound card together would take up more space than a larger case would

    another option you could consider is mounting the PCI card outside the case? you could use standoffs to mount the card directly to the outside of the case, or mount it in a small plastic box. you could use a ribbon cable PCI riser like this to extend it outside the case.



    you've already got your HDD mounted externally so it shouldn't be too different from that. -just trying to give you some cheaper options

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    Sounds to me like you may want to consider a used USB sound device. I have an old Hercules Muse laying around gathering dust. Or you may consider converting your XM to SPDIF and using an old Creative Extigy 5.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    that's a nice device, but it's alot of money to spend for what you're going to use it for...

    check this sound card out (it saw it on the same site you linked to). it says it has line-in AND aux audio in...



    sounds like it might do what you need.. alot cheaper too
    Yes, but wouldn't that create the same problem you didn't like with my aux in solution, that you would have to mute/unmute using windows mixer to switch between the two sources?

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    So why dont you just go to bestbuy or radioshack and get you splitter. one male to two female because you can't listen to Xm and radio at same time anyways. So just turn the xm software off when using a radio and other way around for xm.

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