other soundcard options or board
I like the sound of my soundblaster audigy nx usb card, but it takes forever for my carputer to boot to my windows screen.( 1min 30 sec). but only 25-30 sec when unpluged. I was thinking about upgraging to a new motherboard that has 7.1 hd audio and opt out (intel dg45id miro-atx) Will the on-board audio sound as good as the sb audigy nx usb card from creative? if not what other options do I have. Also, I dont have room in my cases to put pci slots. I might have the cases redesign later to have a pci option. Is the problem Im having with the soundcard a driver issue? also another thing about the soundcard I dont like is that I have to open the creative program to get louder bass from my subs. I have to click on EAX button to engage the louder sound( surround sound).