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what is a headphone amp? it shows online that the fatal1ty has a headphone plug in support.

that bottom line is im picking pci-express so i can choose either

a referbished 70$ fatal1ty card or a new asus dx xonar card.

which should i choose?
I don't think you need a headphone amp. It doesn't look like a feature you would need for gaming. I think all these people are pushing you to the headphone amp which really is a feature you don't seem to need. Just go with your card and headset and you'll be good to go.

Most people are going to recommend you get better headsets to go with that DX which means more $$$$$ to spend. Most good headsets do not come with a built-in microphone, which someone else will end up recommending you get a clip-on mic =/. So recommending the OP some other headphone is not going to work. There are very few decent headsets that do come with a mic. If you can live with IEM headsets forever that comes with a mic and good sound quality than you might want a Edge Acoustics GX400. But at $179 not very many are going to hop onboard for a GX400.

But really, if the OP has to ask about a feature then more than likely the OP is probably not looking for that feature.
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