Summary: I got this card for a server that was being converted into a home machine. Unfortunately the slot on the server ended up being a PCI- Express X4 slot and not a standard PCI slot. I got this card tho because it would work perfectly with Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. so many companies are selling cards that end up only compatible with XP or vista, you really have to be careful to read what OS the card is compatible with.
Summary: The item arrived on time, in good condition and worked as described. I had installed Windows 8 on my computer and the sound card I had no longer worked. I installed this one and it worked immediately. No manual driver install.
Summary: Bought this card because I needed a coaxial digital output for my HTPC since I ran out of optical inputs on my receiver. Card works just well for passing through digital audio to the receiver and have not encountered any problems. However, the driver installation was a pain as the setup installer couldn't detect the sound device for some reason.
Summary: My new motherboard did not have the Coax SPDIF Output that is needed so I can use my Boston Acoustic Digital BA735 speakers. This was a more cost effective method to upgrade when compared to buying newer speakers. The card was easy to install, and the sound is great.