Adding 2nd 5.1 soundcard to X51 R2

SFAlfaDude

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Jun 25, 2013
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Hi,
Does anyone know if it is possible to add a second PCI/PCIe soundcard to the X51 R2?
It has an onboard soundcard (Realtek) but i need to add a second one to allow Simvibe to work with some transducers for my motionless sim racing rig cockpit.

So is there a spare PCI/PCIe slot inside?

Thanks
Alfa
 

ejohnson

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May 4, 2012
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If you dont mind having the side panel off you could just double sided tape it to the gpu mounting cage.

Otherwise, install it inside the case, then go to radio shack and get some headphone jacks. drill your holes for each one onto the back of the case, then using some headphone plugs you can solder them to the new jacks, then just plug them into the soundcard mounted inside the computer.
 

SFAlfaDude

Member
Jun 25, 2013
16
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UK
If you dont mind having the side panel off you could just double sided tape it to the gpu mounting cage.

Otherwise, install it inside the case, then go to radio shack and get some headphone jacks. drill your holes for each one onto the back of the case, then using some headphone plugs you can solder them to the new jacks, then just plug them into the soundcard mounted inside the computer.

Thanks again, great idea. I have work to do! Thanks