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Just wondering Which is better to get.

I am 70% gaming (mostly Positional games like CoD, CS:S)
I am 25% movies
I am 5% music

I am leaning towards to Fatal1ty simply because it supports 5.1 (have been told HD doesn't) and I like the look of it and its front panal design.

I have win7 and i know HD is designed for it but will the Fatal1ty do just as good of a job despite being older and not designed for win7?

Thanks in advance
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If music is not really a concern, there is little reason to go for the Titanium HD. Don't get the Fatal1ty either as a matter of fact because the X-Fi Titanium (regular, non-HD) is pretty much the same thing except it doesn't have a useless "EMI shield."
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Th3G12iMR34p3r View Post
Just wondering Which is better to get.

I am 70% gaming (mostly Positional games like CoD, CS:S)
I am 25% movies
I am 5% music

I am leaning towards to Fatal1ty simply because it supports 5.1 (have been told HD doesn't) and I like the look of it and its front panal design.

I have win7 and i know HD is designed for it but will the Fatal1ty do just as good of a job despite being older and not designed for win7?

Thanks in advance
Yeah, scratch Fatal1ty off right away, waste of money. The X-fi Titanium is a decent 7.1 card, great for most every game, but it does frequently have driver problems. The Titanium HD as I've heard fixes most of those problems, but it's more of a music-oriented card with only two channels and a headphone amp.

From what you've said, sounds like the X-fi Titanium is the best choice.
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
Yeah, scratch Fatal1ty off right away, waste of money. The X-fi Titanium is a decent 7.1 card, great for most every game, but it does frequently have driver problems. The Titanium HD as I've heard fixes most of those problems, but it's more of a music-oriented card with only two channels and a headphone amp.

From what you've said, sounds like the X-fi Titanium is the best choice.
Actually it doesnt have a headphone amp, creative make it sound like it does when it doesnt. Other then the X-FI chipset. The X-FI HD has op-amp sockets like the xonar ST/STX/HDAV.
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Fatal1ty :-)
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Fatal1ty :-)
Any reason to spend extra money for virtually useless features and a name?
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i just got my fatal1ty card and i love it so far...

got it for 70 at frys refurbished.
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I am leaning towards to Fatal1ty simply because it supports 5.1 (have been told HD doesn't) and I like the look of it and its front panel design.

Thanks in advance
In fact the Titanium HD does have 5.1 support, just not through analog outputs, it has digital out only for 5.1 surround.
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