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Poll Results: Pick the best price/performance ratio card

 
  • 10% (4)
    HT | OMEGA STRIKER
  • 29% (11)
    HT | OMEGA CLARO Plus+
  • 8% (3)
    HT | OMEGA Claro Halo
  • 21% (8)
    ASUS Xonar DX
  • 2% (1)
    ASUS Xonar D2
  • 27% (10)
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
37 Total Votes  
post #21 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;14091360 
It ain't bandwidth but motherboard manufacturers consistently putting PCI slots in the worst places geographically. If you're using SLI/Crossfire with 2 cards...odds are all of your PCI slots are covered and unusable...presuming you even have PCI slots.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEntel;14091381 
More and more high end motherboards are being designed with no PCI slots, or their PCI slots will be covered by double slot graphics cards.

Situations outlined would be a result of poor planning instead of against the card itself. Plenty of room on most enthusiast boards to include dual GPU while still having the PCI slot populated, such as the Crosshair V.
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post #22 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;14091426 
Situations outlined would be a result of poor planning instead of against the card itself. Plenty of room on most enthusiast boards to include dual GPU while still having the PCI slot populated, such as the Crosshair V.

Yeah, even on my mediocre MSI board I have room for a (cramped) SLI setup with an open PCI slot on the bottom for the ST. Seems worth it to pick a suitable motherboard and have the best soundcard there is, as opposed to the second best for the same price.
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post #23 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag;14090769 
why do you insists on HT Omega
they use the same C-Media chipset like the Xonars , ok they have more I/O ports than the Xonar but they have really awkward software

and they are PCI not PCIe

i say to get a decent Xonar would be more wise

Because I have the rare problem that exists with Asus products. My sound randomly goes out on the right side of my speaker/headphones at random. The only way to fix this problem is to restart computer, which is done about 2 times a day due to this fact and its becoming damn annoying to the point where I'm about to sware off Asus sound cards entirely. That's the only reason I'm wary of Asus Sound Cards.
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post #24 of 51
oh i see:(

they perform equally . i just tried to advice something that might last long
its your call


hope i helped
    
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post #25 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag;14096150 
oh i see:(

they perform equally . i just tried to advice something that might last long
its your call


hope i helped

So most people prefer cards to be PCIe since most motherboards have the PCI slot placed badly on the board itself? And is there any big difference between Striker and Halo +?
Edited by Vitaminx - 7/3/11 at 9:36pm
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post #26 of 51
I would actually prefer that sound cards are still made with PCI. I really don't think PCI is going anywhere. They've been claiming the death of PCI for more than half a decade. It still outlived AGP.
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post #27 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;14097868 
I would actually prefer that sound cards are still made with PCI. I really don't think PCI is going anywhere. They've been claiming the death of PCI for more than half a decade. It still outlived AGP.

OTOH, IDE and Floppy are disappearing from motherboards. PCI probably won't be far behind.
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post #28 of 51
All the cards in the poll use nearly identical C-Media chipsets and the same drivers.

The only difference is in support hardware, so only price, and the inputs/outputs and DAC quality are of any real relevance in choosing between them.
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post #29 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless;14097930 
All the cards in the poll use nearly identical C-Media chipsets and the same drivers.

The only difference is in support hardware, so only price, and the inputs/outputs and DAC quality are of any real relevance in choosing between them.

yah the Striker uses C-Media 8770 while the 8788 in Claro and also as mentioned the hardware , that's why the striker has only ~100 SnR while 115 in Claro

so between the 2 i would say the Claro is better
    
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post #30 of 51
I own the Claro Plus+ and I love it. The sound it produces is so much better than my creative x-fi titanium fatality professional and my asus dx that crapped out after three years.
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