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Whats a good replacement for Auzentech Forte?

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I've had so many problems with my Forte that I'm glad to see it go. I wrapped the bracket with electrical tape and used plastic washers for the screws just to eliminate the buzzines. Yesterday it started making the most awful sounds so it got the boot. When it was working it sounded great. Now that I am running onboard audio I appreciate the sound quality it gave.

Not really worried about cost. Gaming gets top priority and it needs to power a 5.1 system using 3.5mm jacks and PCIe x1. Movies are secondary and music is rare on this rig. I checked out Simca's list and it appears Creative and Auzentech are the way to go (for fps gaming). The Creative TiHD doesn't have the connections I want and I'm done with Auzentech so should I just grab an X-Fi Titanium and call it a day?
Edited by Draygonn - 5/17/11 at 5:21am
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Simca`s list is really great , you can easily relay on it choosing a sound system
so yes i agree with getting the X-Fi Titanium in your case

BUT due to what many people say about the X-Fi drivers (being unstable) i think maybe you should consider a card from ASUS and my advice is the Xonar DX
it`s almost the same price as the titanium its now by many people the best card for the price in the market
    
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Thx Crag. Last thing I want right now is soundcard headaches. Re-reading Simca's list he indicates the DX handles BC2 poorly(the only game it handles poorly). As that is my favorite game right now it appears that the Creative Titanium is the only way to go.

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If you absolutely must play BC2, again, you're looking at the Creative Titanium unless you can somehow score a Forte in this price range.
Looks like I'll be picking one up at Best Buy, they have an easy return policy in case the drivers drive me mad.
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