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Should I Get a Fatal1ty If I Run 2.1?

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Depends on how much gaming you do, as from what I remember, the Creative Cards suit gaming better whereas the Asus Xonar cards are more of a music lovers card. Both are leaps and bounds better than onboard sound though
    
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Absolutely not. Good thing you asked. Do NOT get Fata1ity cards. The only difference between Titanium and Fata1ity is XRAM, which is supposed to lessen cpu strain. However, cpu processing power isn't a factor anymore (you'd gain 1-2 fps), and almost all games no longer try to incorporate XRAM. Thus, it's useless. Get a titanium HD or Auzentech Forte if you want to game. Otherwise Xonar DX or Xonar STX will do just fine.
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Originally Posted by Wararchon View Post
Absolutely not. Good thing you asked. Do NOT get Fata1ity cards. The only difference between Titanium and Fata1ity is XRAM, which is supposed to lessen cpu strain. However, cpu processing power isn't a factor anymore (you'd gain 1-2 fps), and almost all games no longer try to incorporate XRAM. Thus, it's useless. Get a titanium HD or Auzentech Forte if you want to game. Otherwise Xonar DX or Xonar STX will do just fine.
^ This exactly I recommend you the Auzentech card
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It's not that they don't use XRAM wararchon, it's that they can't Vista took hardware processing away, unless you use XP there are no performance differences at all with a soundcard, which makes the fatality stuff just a titanium with a fancy casing and increased price...
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love my x-fi titanium =)
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For $100 I wouldn't.


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I just liked it cuz it looked nice. HAHA. Figured it would look cool cuz I have some open space and stuff. I'll check into the other one.
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A separate sound card will gve you an incomparable sound quality, no matter your speaker setup.

The deal is i wouldn't buy the Fatal1ty (hypocresy any1? ) because, as far as i know, there are less games optimized fr the X-RAM than games optimized for PhysX. Given the PhysX games are like 15 or less, imagine the games optimized for X-RAM. Only ones on the top of my head are UT2004 and UT3.

I'd buy the Titanium.
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Get a Titanium or an Auzentech if you want to game.
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