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between this, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13280

, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=14612

and this, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=7773,

which 1 is better? and which one will works on my current motherboard? does it work on normal headphones which does not have 5.1 or 7.1 channel?
Edited by M.IV.E - 10/29/11 at 6:18pm
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD looks like it has to most features, so I'd go for that. Heard good things about the Creative Sound blaster series aswell.
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I heard people rage about the creative, I know my next one will asus xonar. I would want a legacy pci tho, lets see if theres a pci-e one.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=10940
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD looks like it has to most features, so I'd go for that. Heard good things about the Creative Sound blaster series aswell.
will it works on my current motherboard? Heard quite a few people saying that maximus iv extreme z does not support EAX
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The Xonar Essence ST wouldn't work on your motherboard because it's PCI, which the Extreme Z doesn't support. The other two will work. Don't know much about the Creative line of sound cards so I won't comment further

If you're planning on spending so much, why not look in to external USB DACs?
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That's right, The Extreme-Z doesn't support EAX, Where the Gene-Z does.
    
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I heard people rage about the creative, I know my next one will asus xonar. I would want a legacy pci tho, lets see if theres a pci-e one.
you will go for this one? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13280

other than that, i am using a normal headphone, will i hear any different between the built in realtek and the sound card?
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The Xonar Essence ST wouldn't work on your motherboard because it's PCI, which the Extreme Z doesn't support. The other two will work. Don't know much about the Creative line of sound cards so I won't comment further

If you're planning on spending so much, why not look in to external USB DACs?
Do any USB DACs support surround sound? I can't think of one off hand.

OP what are you doing? Gaming, or Hi-Fi music, or movies/games/tunes? Desired usage determines the rest
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post #9 of 19
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The Xonar Essence ST wouldn't work on your motherboard because it's PCI, which the Extreme Z doesn't support. The other two will work. Don't know much about the Creative line of sound cards so I won't comment further

If you're planning on spending so much, why not look in to external USB DACs?
what? xonar won't work on maximus iv extreme z? this motherboard have pci slots. i assume it is the black slot. right?
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what? xonar won't work on maximus iv extreme z? this motherboard have pci slots. i assume it is the black slot. right?
Negative. Those are all PCIe slots of varying bandwidth. You could go with the Essence STX if you wanted it is PCIe
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