hey guys, im looking to get a stand alone audio card that will run on a regular PCI slot or one of those mini PCI slots. it needs a Midi in and out, optics, headphone amp. most of the bells and whistles. $150 dollar budget.
Do you mean in a x1 PCIe slot (small white slot that you called a mini PCI slot)? What make and model of motherboard are you using? Also, is this for gaming, music, etc? Also what kind of speakers are you using (want to use)?
* honestly, the last good card creative made were the audigy 2's. I had the Audigy 2 Platinum and that was for gaming->music listening->dj'ing->music composing(though my friends used it more than me . And most people jsut scream of horrible support from creative.
I have a Midi to USB adapter already. it words decent enough. yeah maybe i will take a look at the asus lot. and just keep using my mini to usb. it runs my Yamaha p-80 digital piano really well with mixcraft 5