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    SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Hello!
    I have my X-Fi Elite Pro since 2005/2006 and I really love it. It works really good with:

    AMD FX-8350 AM3+
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 rev. 1.1 AM3+
    16GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte (996776) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
    Enermax Modu87+ EMG900EWT 900W
    SSD Crucial M550 256GB, SSD Mushkin Striker 480GB
    Fractal Design Define XL USB 3.0 Black Pearl

    I'm planning to build a new AMD platform when Ryzen will be available. I'm pretty sure that my good old Elite Pro will be useless, unfortunately.

    I'm curious if anyone tried to use PCIe to PCI adapter with Elite Pro, that I could use in a new build since PCI slots are not present in the new MBs? Can you recommend something?

    Or, are there any alternatives that I could use? I was thinking about Sound Blaster ZxR...

    Thank you!

    Robert

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by robgor View Post
    Or, are there any alternatives that I could use?
    Hi Robert, so do I and I think there are a lot of people who think so.
    Try to get a X-Fi Titanium FATAL1TY Gaming SB0886 or even a X-Fi Titanium HD SB1270

    Cebo
    Last edited by cebo; 02-05-2017 at 12:01 AM.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Hi! Thanks. Will check it out.

    I wonder if anyone tested something like this:
    Code:
    http://eshop.sintech.cn/pcie-express-1x-to-pci-32bits-adapter-with-flex-cable-p-976.html?zenid=ogu56ko4co0g9tk6pooor3uk23

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Hello,

    I also looked in to this a few years ago. However I read that there is a possibility that you will get problems with the card you hook up. It's not recognised or not working properly.

    I do not remember where i read it, I bought myself a PCIe XFI Titanium card instead. These days you can still find them and on eBay you can get them for a lot less than normal.

    I had a ZxR before I changed back to XFI because of driver/alchemy issues on W7 and later even a hardware failure.
    There is also software that's been removed like CMSS 3D,... For me a lot of bass was lost with the ZxR and strange sound effect came instead.

    Hope this helps

    Sebastian

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by ProDoctoR1987 View Post
    Hello,
    I had a ZxR before I changed back to XFI because of .....There is also software that's been removed like CMSS 3D,... For me a lot of bass was lost with the ZxR and strange sound effect came instead.
    Sebastian
    I've read it so many times, there are so many customers who miss the CMSS feature at the zxr and even at the x7. It is incredible. It may be not so difficult to implement something like CMSS Stereo Surround in the soundblaster Software.
    Last edited by cebo; 02-04-2017 at 11:59 PM.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    robgor, it may work on newer asmedia PCI Express to PCI bridges, look here:
    http://forums.creative.com/showthrea...l=1#post612772

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    lagonauta, do you use a X-Fi Platinum with front Panel on the GA-H170 now?

    I wonder if someone tried a USB 3.0 to legacy PCI Riser Adapter Card ?
    Last edited by cebo; 02-05-2017 at 06:26 PM.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by robgor View Post
    Hello!
    I have my X-Fi Elite Pro since 2005/2006 and I really love it. It works really good with:

    AMD FX-8350 AM3+
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 rev. 1.1 AM3+
    16GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte (996776) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
    Enermax Modu87+ EMG900EWT 900W
    SSD Crucial M550 256GB, SSD Mushkin Striker 480GB
    Fractal Design Define XL USB 3.0 Black Pearl

    I'm planning to build a new AMD platform when Ryzen will be available. I'm pretty sure that my good old Elite Pro will be useless, unfortunately.

    I'm curious if anyone tried to use PCIe to PCI adapter with Elite Pro, that I could use in a new build since PCI slots are not present in the new MBs? Can you recommend something?

    Or, are there any alternatives that I could use? I was thinking about Sound Blaster ZxR...

    Thank you!

    Robert
    PCIe to PCI bridge board - equipped with a chip PLX 8112 1X - that converts the PCI Express slot into a legacy PCI slot
    This bridge makes available a PCI slot with a 32-bit bus natively working at 33MHz.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by cebo View Post
    lagonauta, do you use a X-Fi Platinum with front Panel on the GA-H170 now?

    ...
    Sadly not yet, but will surely try when I have the time
    My power supply just died, so it will not be that soon...

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    Re: SB X-Fi Elite Pro PCI-PCIe adapter or alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by magg View Post
    PCIe to PCI bridge board - equipped with a chip PLX 8112 1X - that converts the PCI Express slot into a legacy PCI slot
    This bridge makes available a PCI slot with a 32-bit bus natively working at 33MHz.
    What do you think about this: https://www.amazon.com/Kangnice-Expr.../dp/B01BSDDYBO

    Elite Pro is not a low profile card, so...

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