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i know asus and creative are the best 2 companies, atleast i think, whats the best sound card for 2speaker+sub setup?
this is my card now
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&Sku=C44-3400

this is the one i was looking at not sure who.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...080&CatId=2771

some of the others in the posts b4 are like $150 or $200.
Also, i really wanted one that didnt need realtek drivers, it seems it screws up bfbc2 for me
Edited by thrgk - 5/14/11 at 7:51am
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post #2 of 7
Actually, the Xonar DX is on-sale at Amazon for $70 after rebate/free shipping. As it's normally $90, you could grab that and get a bit more oomph than $70 normally allows.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...l#post13500719
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better then the one on tigerdirect for $70?

nvm its the same lol

how about this one


is that the best of the 2? or same as xonar dx?
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post #4 of 7
Same card - just Tigerdirect vs Amazon shipping (personally, I favor Amazon for free shipping).
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with the xonar dx i think i will need the floppy power connector , what is that, and where do i get one?
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
with the xonar dx i think i will need the floppy power connector , what is that, and where do i get one?
Your PSU came with it. It's the small cable on the bottom-right in this picture (fourth one down from the power cord).
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post #7 of 7
"For Hardcore Gaming" you should go with a Creative Titanium in that budget. The Asus Xonar is great, but it's more geared towards people that "casually game" and like to enjoy sound as a whole more than trying to get the best audio positioning cues.

If you play games like Battlefield Bad Company 2 you'll definitely wish you had the Titanium over the Asus. For other games, the Asus pulls it's weight well, (like COD).
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