First post, by GiSWiG
I'm going to be building a Win98/WinXP high-performance hybrid PC. I thinking I'll go with a Turtle Beach Vortex2 /w Dreamblaster S2 and a Sound Blaster Live! Whether or not I use the Sound Blaster Live for DOS remains to be decided but I want the best option. My plan is to route the Vortex2 out to the SB Live In and then SB Live to speakers/headphones.
I'm using an ASUS K8V Deluxe w/ Athlon 64 3000+. I've read that I might have better success with the VIA chipset. I do have a Dell 8300 w/ 875 chipset and P4 3.0GHz but that was a freebie, I paid for the Athlon 64 build so that is a factor.
So the models I have:
CT4670 - EMU10K1-EDF
CT4830 - EMU10K1-SEF - Has header for Live Drive which could be cool
SB0200 - EMU10K1X - I think might be worst option
A 5.1 version something (specifically states it on PCB) Unable to locate at this moment
Steamer/GOG-er: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula | AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.7GHz all cores | Mushkin 8GB DDR3 RAM 1333 w/ 6-6-6-18 1T | Dual AMD Radeon HD 6850s in CrossFireX | X-Fi Titanium | Dual-boot Windows XP and Vista