well, it looks like my xfi is toast. had a friend come by who builds speakers to help be try to fix card and it seems too far gone. what is the cheapest xfi card that can be modified with good results. mine was the xfi music which is no longer in production. i saw some on ebay for $65 though. what are some other options? this time ill get my friend to do the soldering instead of trying to learn on the fly.
Else if you still want a new xfi then 65$ isnt a bad deal i suppose. the other xfi's that are full-height all are more expensive then the x-music, so either grab it or wait for a better alternative. Or fix your X-fi which still doesnt look like toast to me.