About three years ago, I bought a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion, a PCI-E soundcard with a 5.25" drive component - link
As far as I can tell, the card has failed. I've tried the onboard sound as a replacement, and I'm not impressed, so I'm considering another.
I'm wondering if I can buy this significantly cheaper version, sold without the drive and simply connect the drive.
In the absence of anyone else having done this (probably unlikely!), could any owners or vendors of the latter please confirm the presence of two pin-out blocks on the 'rear' of the card (opposite end to the consumer jacks)? Thanks!