Hey guys, long time lurker, well second or third time poster.
I'm in the midst of a decent s5000 build, utilizing the following setup
2x L5420 2.5ghz quads
AMD 5750 1gb
16gb ibm/hynix ddr2
some sort of SAS card from a dell
Server 08 SP2
and NO audio card
and I need one. I've tried putting two questionable Sound Blaster Audigy cards in to no avail. What kind of sound cards are PSL users running in their machines? I would like to avoid using a PCI-e card because it could block the cooling fan for the AMD graphics card.
Other than that, I seemed to have worked out all the usual teething issues from the s5000 series, quite the performer if you get them tuned right. I've got a second XVN with dual quad 3.4's now and it's an absolute beast, this one is a mobile gaming platform I built to take to LAN parties and host games with the option to run a "listen" server where I host and play too.
Success!!!! Just wasn't holding my mouth right I guess, but a friend has mentioned to me about re-inserting the card several times to clean the contacts on the board, and now it works. Went with one of the original Audigy 2 cards, in particular an Audigy 2 ZS, all systems are nominal. Even managed to get the little front audio panel that goes with it.
This machine is ready to go whoop some tail in Unreal 3 now.