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I know nothing about sound cars. Zip, nada, zilch. But I did notice that this is on quite a sale. The question is, is it worth the $99 or is there something else that I could spend $99 and get a better deal (or better quality)?

For reference (what I'm talking about): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102021

EDIT. Also, I'd be upgrading from just my onboard sound card. So really any dedicated sound card will be better, I know.
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I bought one without the extra bay thingy and I'm happy...... I had on board sound before and ended up getting this.

I don't know anything on other brand sound cards other then Creative. smile.gif I don't listen to music on my pc just game and surf the web.
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I'm getting the Asus Xonar DX when I build my rig.

I was going to go with a Creative, but they have been getting bad reviews lately and horrible driver support. I was intentionally going to get the HT Omega Striker card because it was suggest over at the Astro forums (I have A40s). However, I looked around some more and decided to get the Asus Xonar DX.

I think the Xonar DX is cheaper than that fatality card you got to, haven't checked in forever.
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post #4 of 7
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I'm getting the Asus Xonar DX when I build my rig.
I was going to go with a Creative, but they have been getting bad reviews lately and horrible driver support. I was intentionally going to get the HT Omega Striker card because it was suggest over at the Astro forums (I have A40s). However, I looked around some more and decided to get the Asus Xonar DX.
I think the Xonar DX is cheaper than that fatality card you got to, haven't checked in forever.

Ya, looks like it's $2 cheaper, although it's currently out of stock.
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Ya, looks like it's $2 cheaper, although it's currently out of stock.

Out of stock, which means it's good thumb.gif
hehe
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post #6 of 7
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Out of stock, which means it's good thumb.gif
hehe

Exactly my logic! And I noticed that Fry's has the Xonar for $89 ($69 w/ rebate). So I might instead head to Fry's tomorrow. Unless people here have comments on the Creative above.
Edited by kurt1288 - 3/2/12 at 5:52pm
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post #7 of 7
I have the previous-gen brother, the X-Fi Fatal1ty PCI.

300

It is one hell of a card, with the Daniel_K Drivers, everything sounds just awesome with either headphones, earphones, 2.0 speakers or 5.1 speakers. The frontal bay is one hell of an add-on (i can connect my PS3 with an optical cable and i get full surround, THX, bitstreaming...).

This new card should be better sound-wise, but the frontal bay just didn't appeal to me. But considering i bought my card used for $50, i'd say get ti,especially when upgrading from onboard.

If you don't want to spend a lot, the Xonar DG is one hell of a budget pick. Hell, even my old Audigy 2 can beat onboard sound.
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