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Xonar DX about to die, what should I replace it with?

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I'm pretty sure my sound card is gonna die soon. About once a week or so, the sound turns to very loud static. I can turn off my PC, take my sound card out, put it back in, reinstall the drivers and it works fine again. I have a really old Logitech 2.1 (all i know is that it has a 8 inch woofer) and a set of Bose Companions 2 and I also have a Bose headset. I have the Companion 2's as my rear speakers. I would really like to upgrade my whole sound system, any ideas?

Thanks~

EDIT: I've been tempted to buy that new "quad core" sound card from Sound Blaster. Is that much of an upgrade from what I have now?
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From what I have read, the recon3d (the quadcore) is pretty craptastic.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/327444-10-creative-recon3d-asus-xonar
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Not even close, Xonar wins hand down.

The Recon3D specs took a dive compared to the X-fi lineup:


Though the addition of 192KHz playback was LONG overdue, the loss of SnR (down to 102dB from 109; the DX is rated at 116dB SnR for the stereo outputs), loss of ASIO 2.0 support, and lack of OpenAL HW acceleration make it a no-brainer to avoid the Recon3D line.

EDIT: Ofc asus is going to release a new soundcard for gaming, ROG Xonar Phoebus
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Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/17/12 at 2:20am
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Thanks for the help. I saw that ROG, but I like my music too. I guess I'll just buy another Xonar as boring as that sounds haha.

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How old is it? You could probably file for an RMA if it's within 3 years, last I checked.
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I bought it open box from Newegg, so i didn't think I would be able to warranty it.
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