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post #1 of 13
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Budget is around 170USD.
and Headphone&headset are 7H and will be AD700.

I looking for the best card for gaming ,best pos audio and etc, thats all my needs.

Thanks very much in advance.
post #2 of 13
i will say it this way:
The gamer has very bad habit of dying after sometime of being used, but its better than the dg in gaming
On the other hand the DG with its price and the headphone amp and stable performance seems better bargain than the gamer and not that bad in gaming also

You can also consider the xonar D1 or if you are willing to spend much then the xonar ST
You can also look at HT Omega cards but frankly i dont know about them in gaming
    
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Sorry I never responded to your list of prices

Quote:
Creative Live 5.1 - 32 USD
Asus Xonar DG - 72 USD
‏Creative Audigy SE 7.1 / AUDIGY SE SB0570VP VARP Low Profile / Live 7.1 24Bit Creative / Creative Audigy Value - 50 USD
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio SCXFIXTRA - 84 USD
Asus Xonar ST - 273 USD
Asus XONAR DS 7.1 Channel PCI - 80 USD
Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI - 136 USD (checked twice, this is not PCI-E?)
Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1 / Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB Pro + Remote - 112 USD
Asus Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1CH PCI - 252 USD
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer - 133 USD
I'd have to go with the DS since it seems to give the most overall value followed by the DG. I didn't realize the gap in prices between countries.
post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit View Post
Sorry I never responded to your list of prices



I'd have to go with the DS since it seems to give the most overall value followed by the DG. I didn't realize the gap in prices between countries.
Frankly i do not agree about the DS
Main reason is the headphone amp in the DG
The only reason to get the DS is if you are into OP-AMP swapping
The DS is only a product to fill the gap between the DG and the DX/D1.....so IMO the DS is kinda pointless
    
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You're better off buying the DG from someone in the USA and having it mailed to you I think.
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post #7 of 13
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You're better off buying the DG from someone in the USA and having it mailed to you I think.
Check it already, seems to be 72USD (the lowest).
post #8 of 13
You really should avoid DS and DG.
You will regret buying one of them.
Go for D1 or DX.
Xtreme Gamer also has some strange issues with W7.
Or find some older Creative card like X-Fi Xtreme Music ,that has good drivers even for W7.
   
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post #9 of 13
The DS lacks dolby headphone, a deal breaker for a lot of gamers; though not so much for others.
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The DS lacks dolby headphone, a deal breaker for a lot of gamers; though not so much for others.
It s sounds crappy too compared to the D1 for example
   
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