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About cobra8811

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    The Netherlands
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    Almost everything tech/audio/gaming related
  • Biography
    I live my life.
  • Occupation
    studying IT


  • CPU
    Core i7 4970K @ 4,6 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 5
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    2xgeneric 2Gb sticks & 2x 4GB corsair dominator
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    2x AMD R9 290
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    Corsair 750D
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    3x 1TB HDD and Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB
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    Corsair HX 750
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    Samsung P2770 and PKB MAE221W
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    Noctua NH-D14 and Artic cooling hybrid
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    Logitech G110
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    CM storm Alcor
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
  1. thanks for the help but i have come to my own solution,the asus U7 does have 7.1 upsampling.
  2. I have a 7.1 surround speaker system, it is comprised of a amplifier from Yamaha and has a subwoofer and 7 speakers like you would expect. now i listen to music and i really like to have the sound to come from all speakers. hence the need for a soundcard since the speaker fill option from Realtek is absolutely hideous(it has some weird reverb effect which makes my head spin) i need a external soundcard purely for the low noise and the stereo expansion that the Asus Xonar D2 did have. am i completely out of options here ?
  3. So ever since I got my second R9 290 in. I haven't been able to use my Asus Xonar D2 since the PCI slot has been covered by AMD awesomeness, and now I am using the integrated Realtek ALC 1150 :unsure: on my Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 5 which even though it sounds alright while not gaming. the features are terrible and the sound in-game is like a bull having diarrhea since the cross-talk from the motherboard is almost louder than the music that i am listening to. SO the only solution is to go USB. Now i have been looking around, and the only promising option is the Asus Xonar U7. which supports 7.1 stereo expansion ? which is something the realtek does not do well. and it is a necessity for me since i use a multi speaker setup. it does not need to have a good headphone out since i already have something else for that. Is this a good choice or are there any other options ?