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Hey guys what do you think of the TITANIUM FATAL1TY PRO?

http://www.frys.com/product/6281060?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

anyone have any troubles or is this a good card?
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The driver issues have never really sorted out. My friend has one and he's never been 100% happy with it. Get a Xonar DX instead.
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The driver issues have never really sorted out. My friend has one and he's never been 100% happy with it. Get a Xonar DX instead.
What issues are you speaking of? I have a Fatality Professional and it works fine with no issues. I heard on release a lot of people were upset because there was next to NO Windows 7 driver support but now there is.
post #4 of 22
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Hey guys what do you think of the TITANIUM FATAL1TY PRO?

http://www.frys.com/product/6281060?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

anyone have any troubles or is this a good card?
Any real reason to get one? It looks fine to me.
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yah my GF is getting me a sound card and headphones for my b-day so they have to be from fry's. do u guys think its ok to have her get the refurbished version of the titanium fatal1ty or should i go with the new xonar?

also i am getting this headset to complete my fullblown razer setup:
http://www.frys.com/product/5929334

i do have win 7 64bit so i will needs those drivers.
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Originally Posted by wgolden View Post
yah my GF is getting me a sound card and headphones for my b-day so they have to be from fry's. do u guys think its ok to have her get the refurbished version of the titanium fatal1ty or should i go with the new xonar?

also i am getting this headset to complete my fullblown razer setup:
http://www.frys.com/product/5929334

i do have win 7 64bit so i will needs those drivers.
Sounds good to me. I don't think the Xonar will be worth it for you.
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post #7 of 22
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why do you say that?
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post #8 of 22
I'm purely quoting but from what I have read the Fatal1ty offers almost not advantage at a very increased price.
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I'd imagine you'd be wanting a card with a Headphone Amp, as the Carcharias will not fuction at its full potential with the limited power supplied by the 3.5mm headphone jack.

For that you'd be wanting something like the Xonar Essence.
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The only sound card I'd pay for, to be honest, is the

. It has a low price of $30 and the difference it gets you in sound quality in comparison to onboard is much higher than the difference between it and other sound cards. Unless you have very expensive audio equipment, I wouldn't bother with anything else.
    
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