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$100, what sound card to invest in?

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Ordered the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional.
Edited by pjBSOD - 5/7/11 at 3:02pm
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You asked, and you answered your own question? lol
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Somebody shoulda said something. That is a terrible decision, lol.
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Somebody shoulda said something. That is a terrible decision, lol.
Yea i agree. Should have went with Xonar DX or D2X used.
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and for 20 euro more you could get Titanium HD, which has better function and working DTT, DTS and Alchemy. Lol
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I think you will like it, nice sound card IMO
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Still better than nothing.
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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheStealthyOne View Post
You asked, and you answered your own question? lol
Well, I asked as I was reading reviews and watching review videos. After about an hour or so of that I decided on my own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Somebody shoulda said something. That is a terrible decision, lol.
No it's not, you're just saying that because you believe that sound cards are a gimmick and only carry a placebo effect, and you'll say onboard audio on an asus mobo is the same as a soundcard or nearly no difference, but you never back up your claims. Sorry, but I'm not going to let your biased opinions bring down my excitement for a sound card.

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Originally Posted by Phantom123 View Post
Yea i agree. Should have went with Xonar DX or D2X used.
I watched and read many reviews, even read Simca's guide, I've even personally asked Simca. The Asus Xonar DX is nice and all, but from reviews I've seen the Titanium is better in all aspects as well as gaming, and is better for the slight price jump. Plus, the Asus Xonar DX does NOT scale well with Bad Company 2, and that's definitely a HUGE con for me, since that's a game I really want to experience with a nice sound card.

Also, the Titanium has xram which even though I have a nice system, will alleviate and give me some added performance.

Overall, all that matters is I enjoy the product and it delivers what I expect. I think it'll go nice with my 280s and z-5500s.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
I think you will like it, nice sound card IMO
Thank you.
Edited by pjBSOD - 5/8/11 at 11:42am
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I would have tried to find a refurbished Titanium HD, but I hope you like your sound card.
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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post
I would have tried to find a refurbished Titanium HD, but I hope you like your sound card.
Thank you very much! I can't wait to hear the difference.

I got it cheaper than it was no Newegg, thankfully. It ended up costing around $116 with decent shipping on Amazon.
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