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Hello all, quick question.

I had an Soundblast X-fi xtreme Gamer, which died on me, the Mobo wouldnt recognize it at all. Since then i have been running on my Built In sound card, which is OK, but not great.

I stopped by Best-buy, and they are selling the http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Titanium-HD/M/B0041OUA38.htm for 125.00 as an opened box. that's 75 dollars off, additionally, NCIX has an instant rebate that places it at 120.00 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=66178

What are your thoughts for this as a gaming card? i mainly play with my Razer Chinchera's headphones http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_CA/pd/productID.169415800 that do a really good job, considering that i won them from a competition Blizzard won. are these worth getting? or should i save for the Asus Essence one?


Thanks for the advice!

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I had a X-Fi Titanium HD and then got an essence STX. I like the stx a LOT more. The headphone amp is great smile.gif
 
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The price point to buy a titanium HD is around ~130... any higher you're getting ripped off. Sometimes you even see it on sale for 99 if you're super lucky.

I have the card, and i think OCN feels the titanium HD is probably THE best video card for gaming based on my research when looking. The Essence STX is probably an overall better card, but not better for gaming, and its usually more expensive on average...

I think if you're mostly gaming, the Titanium HD is the way to go. Obviously I can attest it plays music very well also. Although for music, check audiophile tips on best players and codecs as that will make more of a difference at this level sound cards.
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yay for 2 posts, both contradicting each other!

Does anyone know if the PCI-E cards suffer from the same issue as the PCI cards? that is the system not detecting it.
    
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Quick update, Decided to have Bestbuy Pricematch it from NCIX, to get it to 112 Canadian, At first Best Buy refuesed, saying that they were 2 different products because the SKU's had 1 number different, but after i made a passionate and eloquent case they relented.So far i havnt run into the same issues that i did with the PCI Xtreme Gamer,

The card is plugged in and works great! thanks for your help!
    
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