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post #21 of 24
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Seems like every time you post I've got something new to go check out rolleyes.gif

After reading your post on onboard sound vs sound cards... now I'm considering the Xonar DX again headscratch.gif
(why can't this be an easy decision... like graphics cards... you say "this is my budget" and then all you have to do is pick between ATI/AMD and Nvidia tonguesmiley.gif)
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Adappy View Post
Seems like every time you post I've got something new to go check out

After reading your post on onboard sound vs sound cards... now I'm considering the Xonar DX again
(why can't this be an easy decision... like graphics cards... you say "this is my budget" and then all you have to do is pick between ATI/AMD and Nvidia )
My recommendation is to start low and move your way up so you can notice the differences and appreciate them more. Get a Xonar DX and whenever you have more money to drop, sell the DX, collect most of your money back and buy an external DAC.
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post #23 of 24
Chances are if you keep it long enough I'll buy it from you
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post #24 of 24
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Alrighty, just ordered a Xonar DX off Newegg
(now I get to hope I don't have driver issues like a few people in reviews have had)

Thanks everyone for your help.
Edited by Adappy - 5/8/11 at 4:53pm
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Caviar Black + Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH236H 23" Logitech G110 
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