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I am wanting a sound card for gaming. I do not want to buy from Asus (had to RMA my board and hated the customer service). I have heard a lot of bad things about creative, are they that bad? If so is HT OMEGA a good company?
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post #2 of 9
Probably this guide can help you .
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I have looked at the guide and there were only Asus and creative cards listd.
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post #4 of 9
HT Omegas are 3rd party boards using the X-fi chip. They're not too bad, as good as the Creative offering, maybe a little better in some cases.
I have no troubles with my Asus sound card, sure their RMA service may be a pit bad, but the sound cards seem a bit more solidly designed and built than some examples of the motherboards of late.
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I've had 0 problems with the titanium HD from creative. Therefore strongly recommended

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Originally Posted by allikat View Post

HT Omegas are 3rd party boards using the X-fi chip. They're not too bad, as good as the Creative offering, maybe a little better in some cases.
I have no troubles with my Asus sound card, sure their RMA service may be a pit bad, but the sound cards seem a bit more solidly designed and built than some examples of the motherboards of late.

Uh...no. HT Omegas use the C-Media Oxygen HD chips that are also used on the Asus cards. You might be thinking of Auzentech, which has almost no support department.
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I agree, stay clear of Auzentech. Horrible support and sub par hardware.

I had a couple of high end Asus cards (and a couple of the low end ones). The general rule of thumb is the Asus cards are great for movie and music playback, the creative cards are great for gaming, especially positional awareness (in an FPS using 5.1 surround sound for example).
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post #8 of 9
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I agree, stay clear of Auzentech. Horrible support and sub par hardware.
I had a couple of high end Asus cards (and a couple of the low end ones). The general rule of thumb is the Asus cards are great for movie and music playback, the creative cards are great for gaming, especially positional awareness (in an FPS using 5.1 surround sound for example).

Yea, I have read that. I guess I will just go with a creative card.
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post #9 of 9
Um, if you still have the rampage mobo, upgrading to a dedicated sound card will do nothing for you. The rampage has a outstanding onboard DAC rated at 110 SNR...
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