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Auzentech Forte fried... Looking for an upgrade

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Hello all. I have been getting background noise on an Auzentech Forte. It sits between two 6950s. Long story short, the case got too hot and the Forte has a constant thwapping noise when its plugged in.

Looking to upgrade. Gaming positional audio is a must! Good DAC for music is also important. Price range is high. I currently output to a Schiit Asgard and Beyer T1s.

Looking for the best positional audio and a good dac for music until the Schiit Bifrost arrives.

How is Asus' 3d sound emulation? How about the Meridian 2g? Is there a better option than the Forte for gaming?

Should I be worried about another card sitting betwen the two 6950s getting interference like the Forte had? BTW I had interference even before the failure. I have a Astro Mixamp. Is there much better?

Thank you so much1
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Gaming positional audio is a must!
so you nee to stick with X-Fi cards

i think the Titanium HD is the only card that you can consider it upgrading
    
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Found a Titanium HD on the bay for 99 bux!
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Found a Titanium HD on the bay for 99 bux!
go for it
    
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