Upgrade PC to work with Creative Labs EMU 1820m sound card + 2 internal booards on PCI slots

Hi all,

I haven't built a new PC for some years (now building business systems/servers) so we've got a client that has the above cards on an old XP machine and want to upgrade it to a new PC with Windows 10 so can anyone point me in the right direction for a new motherboard and processor to fit this card so we can build a new Windows 10 PC for it?
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Panagiotis ToumpaniarisSystem ArchitectCommented:

that's a tough one.. I don't think you can find any modern motherboard with 3 PCI slots.
One solution would be to use a PCI-Express to PCI converter. There are even PCI-e to dual PCI with external boxes.
Here's a google search for you.

But even that isn't certain that will work, due to power requirements. You have to find one with proper additional power input but even that should be with a low noise power brick, or using the PCs' power supply.

Other than that I don't think you have much choice.

Hope it helps,

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gci_eeAuthor Commented:
Yeah, that's fine......i think i'll advise him to get a new setup completely
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