Best Souncard for Gaming? - Overclock.net

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
333mhz
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 4
Right now I am using the sound card that came with my maximus formula, it does the job but I think there are better ones out there. I was looking at the Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005 or the AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829156005

Will I notice a big difference between these two and the one I have? Also is one better than the other for gaming? I use my computer for movies and music sometimes but mostly for gaming.

Thanks for any help.

The Warlock: "Why did you bring a cop to my command center?"
John McClane: [laughs] "Command center? It's a basement."

Battlefront115 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 05:36 PM
4.0ghz
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 64
Either will do for gaming....the Prelude is the best between those two cards though. Make sure you have decent speakers or headphones to fully enjoy your sound card.

Quote:
Originally Posted by $till LegendaryU2K go_quote.gif
Having the best is cool, but having something good is even better.
Quote:
Originally Posted by logo199 go_quote.gif
Don't kill your self, be honorable, go out in a hail of police gunfire, fight you way to the finish.
Quote:
Originally Posted by $till LegendaryU2K
I have no plans to die
Dillard13 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 05:53 PM
1.3ghz
 
CountChoculaBot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 47
CountChoculaBot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 06:03 PM
Audiophile
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
Posts: 2,463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 185
For gaming it has to be Creative because the Prelude doesn't support more than EAX 2.0.


*Completed Projects: ChemX480 , Redux*
kennymester is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 07:48 PM
Back From The Dead
 
Namrac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 10,796
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
For gaming it has to be Creative because the Prelude doesn't support more than EAX 2.0.
The prelude is an X-Fi based card, and thus has all the software capabilities of Creative's X-Fi line.

20110813 - RIP

Take me out into the black, tell them I ain't coming back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
Namrac is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 09:11 PM
Audiophile
 
chanster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sri lanka
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 71
If $ is not a problem go for the prelude......You will notice the difference depending on the speakers you have....The better speakers you have the better you can hear the difference....The Prelude is equipped with 4 AKM AK4396VF DACs and LM 4562 Opamps which are better than the ones of the XG FPS.....

:::Creative Sound Blaster Timeline:::X-Ram:::The Difference Between CA20K1(X-Fi APU) And Everything Else!

92% of ppl have moved on to rap. If you are part of the 8% who still listen to real music, copy and paste this

chanster is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 09:13 PM
4.0 GHz
 
slytown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 109
If it's just gaming, I'd just get the Extreme Gamer.
slytown is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 09:16 PM
Maximum Speed
 
dr4gon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,423
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 676
I'd go with the prelude, much better quality for the money. If you were to go with the extreme gamer, you might aswell find yourself a ~$50 extrememusic....

post-flame-small.gifProject: Orange Box post-flame-small.gifUni-Sleeving your 24-pin PSU Guide post-flame-small.gif
camera.gifJoin the New OCN Flickr Group - My Flickr

Team Fortress 2 - Add OCN @ 68.232.173.130:27015
dr4gon is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 09:55 PM
4.0ghz
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
For gaming it has to be Creative because the Prelude doesn't support more than EAX 2.0.
The Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 soundcard fully supports EAX 5.0
......

ZeroX9493 is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 03-26-2008, 10:35 PM
Retired Staff
 
Crazy9000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 22,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 489
Yeah it's really between the xtreme music and the prelude.

If you don't have decent headphones, getting the music then some $100 headphones would be the best thing to do.

Crazy9000 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off