I'm thinking about getting an asus P6T motherboard for my new rig with a creative XF-I Titanium sound card...since asus already make sound cards (xonar) am I leaning towards compatibility problems with this set-up??? Anyone using asus mobos with creative sound cards without problems??
On a closely related subject, I just bought the P6T and I'm thinking about adding the Creative X-Fi Titanium (not the Fatal1ty edition). My interest is music, not Gaming. Two questions -
1) Any comments on sound quality vs. the integrated sound?
2) Is Stereo-Mix (aka What U Hear or Wave out) available with the integrated soundcard drivers? How about with the X-Fi card and drivers?
The sound quality of the x-fi is excellent - one of my main uses for it is music (hooked to a Denon 2808, with B&W 685 mains and an SVS 16-46 PC Plus sub), and I have absolutely no complaints at all. As for the Stereo Mix, I haven't found it, and it's my only complaint about the card.
As for your question rudytoms, I have no idea. I just plugged mine into the top PCI-E slot, installed the drivers, and it worked. Yours is PCI though, so I don't have any experience with it.
Thanks, cjl' for the response regarding the sound quality.
Regarding, Stereo Mix, I believe Creative calls it "What U Hear."
There is a lot of conflicting information on the web about whether it works or not, but Creatives support site seems to say it should work. See
I've got an old X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI card and I can't get it working in my P6T Deluxe, at all. The BIOS will not even boot-up with the card installed. It was working fine on the P4 I ripped it out of...
By the way, the onboard sound of the P6T Deluxe is absolutely appalling. I read somewhere that it's only got 16bit sampling. Anyway, it sound like garbage.