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i ordered this sound card earlier this morning:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...9&Sku=C44-3390

to replace my crappy onboard sound, which is undoubtedly failing and cuts out mid game when playing HL2 and many others.

was it worth my money? or did i make a fatal mistake?
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its fine. you will notice a difference, but you could have gotten a SB audigy SE instead if you didnt want to pay as much just to get your sound working again
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its fine. you will notice a difference, but you could have gotten a SB audigy SE instead if you didnt want to pay as much just to get your sound working again
well for me i needed good quality 5.1 surround, because i run my pc's 5.1 surround sound off the card, and i noticed with the onboard it crackled alot and couldnt quite catch highs properly

say like an airplane would fly over, and it would crackle and cut out, pisses me off.
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Quote:
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well for me i needed good quality 5.1 surround, because i run my pc's 5.1 surround sound off the card, and i noticed with the onboard it crackled alot and couldnt quite catch highs properly

say like an airplane would fly over, and it would crackle and cut out, pisses me off.
are you sure its not the speakers that are crackling from the highs?
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are you sure its not the speakers that are crackling from the highs?
its a pioneer 5.1 surround set. im doubting its the speakers. besides, why would the card cut out, and it doesnt always crackle at highs either, ill get choppy sound when i fire weapons and itll cut out too, i usually get about 10 minutes of play before i end up with no sound, and the only way to make it start working again is a shutdown and restart, so i figure the onboard sound card is going

EDIT: i have these speakers : http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POC...100.Kuro?tab=B

and this reciever : http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POC...ers/VSX-1020-K

i also have the ultimate office. its a 10x10 room. so acoustic wise im in a happy place
Edited by PCSarge - 5/6/11 at 8:31am
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trying to make sure i didnt make a mistake guys i do have a 30 day return on it if needed, its being shipped out to me today
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I like the X-Fi's DSP, but I'm afraid you paid about $50 too much.
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The only difference between the Fatality Titanium and regular Titanium (NOT Titanium HD) is the X-RAM = basically a failed technology in terms of adoption = gimmick these days. the regular Titanium = ~$50
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I like the X-Fi's DSP, but I'm afraid you paid about $50 too much.
Going to go with this. Luckily I found my Fatal1ty at a very good price, but yea, I'd rather go with the $50 non-Fatal1ty card.
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