I already created this post, but im not sure it was the right place - so here goes:
I am certainly not a Hi-Fi expert, but i recognize the importanse for great audio in movies/games.
I am building a home theater PC but have run into quite a dilemma. I would prefer a mini-ITX system because of the size, but the downside of this is that i only have one pci-express port on my motherboard (which I have to use for a graphics card). The second choice would be a micro-ATX system which have up to 4 PCI-express ports, but the size would be too large for my furniture in the living-room.
I think I have come to the conclusion that it has to be mini-ITX, but then I guess the only choice would be to purchase a USB-sound-card.
My speaker-system is a Logitech Z906 (I know its discount compared to real HiFi-systems) - can anyone recommend a USB sound card?
I am interested in having 5.1 sound.
I have been looking at:
ASUS Xonar U7
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi 5.1 Surround Pro