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Actually, I found an amazing deal on the Xonar DS:


For $29.99 AR these are fantastic. They won't sound as good as the C-Fi Titanium, but they are $40 cheaper so it will fit nicely in your budget. Again, I would spend the extra $40 because the sound difference is worth $40. The Xonar DS is more of a music/movie sound card, but I have used it in 2 budget builds so far and they sound great for games too.
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Actually, I found an amazing deal on the Xonar DS: Amazon.com: ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card: Electronics

For $29.99 AR these are fantastic. They won't sound as good as the C-Fi Titanium, but they are $40 cheaper so it will fit nicely in your budget. Again, I would spend the extra $40 because the sound difference is worth $40. The Xonar DS is more of a music/movie sound card, but I have used it in 2 budget builds so far and they sound great for games too.
Not to thread Jack how are the sound cards compared to on board with Dolby xfi?

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Not to thread Jack how are the sound cards compared to on board with Dolby xfi?

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Onboard sound is really bad. Even the best onboard sound cards are terrible. Buying even a $15 sound card is a huge improvement over onboard.
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Onboard sound is really bad. Even the best onboard sound cards are terrible. Buying even a $15 sound card is a huge improvement over onboard.
I've been tossing the idea around might have to get one of these suggestions

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Let us know how much you want to spend on the headphones, the microphone, and the sound card all together, and we can pick some things out for you. There are even some very nice options priced lower than the AD700's.

Amazon.com: JVC HARX700 High-Grade Full-Size Headphone: Electronics


These are very nice headphones, and paired with an XtremeGamer and a Zalman clip on Mic the total becomes around $75. For $75 you are basically getting better sound quality than $250 Turtlebeach/Tritton headsets.

If you want to spend around $150ish, more options start to open up.
I had the JVC too, there so bulky, big, and heavy. Gaming and music its really good though.
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I've been tossing the idea around might have to get one of these suggestions

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Make a thread. Plenty of people here to help you out
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Actually, I found an amazing deal on the Xonar DS: Amazon.com: ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card: Electronics

For $29.99 AR these are fantastic. They won't sound as good as the C-Fi Titanium, but they are $40 cheaper so it will fit nicely in your budget. Again, I would spend the extra $40 because the sound difference is worth $40. The Xonar DS is more of a music/movie sound card, but I have used it in 2 budget builds so far and they sound great for games too.
having used onboard xfi and Xonar DX sound cards seconds appart i can tel u the xfi seems much better for gaming cuz of footstep recognition and what not. Xonar has much better Sound though
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