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"Gaming" Sound Card please?(EDIT: DONE, IGNORE)

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Hey guys,

I was reading in Simca's post on audio recommendations in the sound cards section, and see the DG is better for music then gaming, and well I was wondering what would be the best sound card for gaming as close as possible to that card's price? I looked at the Creative Xtrememusic on Amazon and it's $64.99 refurbished, in all honesty I'd prefer something new, not used or refurbed. I won't mind making the purchase if I have to and its a great purchase and all, but I just like new stuff lol

Anyways, I was also wondering though, what if I pair the DG with the AD700's, would that increase the AD's performance towards music since the DG is geared towards music? I do about 60% gaming 40% music, and want a card that will do good in BF3 for me so I can "incite rage in 12 year olds" in the words of Simca Lol but if the DG is just straight up the best card at its price no questions asked and still does good to great positional audio, then it sounds perfect to me.

Thanks a lot for reading guys
Edited by rivaldog - 6/3/11 at 9:22pm
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post #2 of 7
To be honest that post is baloney. Get the DG.
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post #3 of 7
Go with the Asus Xonar DG.
I don't buy into the whole "one card is better for gaming, the other for music" crap.
Better audio is better audio.
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I've actually been using the AD700/DG combo for positional audio ever since my titanium vanilla died. I can't really comment on battlefield, but for the games I do play, it's been perfectly fine.

Generally, the XFI DSP does perform better in certain games.
Edited by Skylit - 6/3/11 at 9:10pm
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Thanks guys, Cuad you don't have to be so blunt lol And I apologize for posting bologna, next time I'll leave it in the microwave for you lol

Sweet, glad the decision was east and thanks guys +rep to you guys for keeping this short and sweet - if some one sees this lock it if you so choose, it's done
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post #6 of 7
Not your post. Simca's. Although you've got an interesting posting style that will fix itself as you grow up.
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post #7 of 7
The Xonar DG is more than enough, and will provide a better audio solution than onboard. If you can stretch your budget a bit the Xonar DX is $69.99 after a $20 MIR.
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