I\'m going to be using one of these cards for giga output. I narrowed it down to these two because I want lightpipe or TDIF (to use with 2408) and Midi.

The RME 9652 is way overkill. No other RME card has the right specs...
Frontier Designs Wavecenter PCI might be cool but no XP drivers apparently.

Terratec EWS88D $199
1 lightpipe
stereo SPDIF
2x2 midi

Tascam PCI 822 $299
8 ch. TDIF
stereo SPDIF
2x2 midi

Anyone got an opinion as to either of these two?

Thanks