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I was planning on going with the Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card, but I'm wondering if there is anything worthwhile maybe in the high-$50 range. Audigy 4 SE? Heard it was only a small upgrade from the Audigy SE's...which supposedly are just the "foot in the door" sound card. Right?



Looking for something that won't make my headphones (Sennheiser HD212's) give out lower quality than it can, as well as the Z2300s I plan on buying as well.

Also don't wanna spend a ton on the sound card.
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The Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer will be fine.

Offtopic: How far can you overclock your Crash 2 Desktop (Core 2 Duo, from BF2) 6300?
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since I know you're a gamer I would really suggest a card with an x-fi chip as it has CMOS 3D and will simulate positional audio... a must have for games like CS:S
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
since I know you're a gamer I would really suggest a card with an x-fi chip as it has CMOS 3D and will simulate positional audio... a must have for games like CS:S
Too many big words. LMAO
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Originally Posted by someone153 View Post
The Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer will be fine.

Offtopic: How far can you overclock your Crash 2 Desktop (Core 2 Duo, from BF2) 6300?
I know it'll be fine. I want to know if its worth dropping $90 I really don't want to spend.

And with this mobo, 2Ghz.


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since I know you're a gamer I would really suggest a card with an x-fi chip as it has CMOS 3D and will simulate positional audio... a must have for games like CS:S
I only play CS:S, very little of BF2 (haven't played in like 3 months), and NFS: MW. And I have no idea what the hell that is.
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post #6 of 12
It means, if someone is behind you and two the right, you'll hear it from exactly there, or if they are directly behind you, you'll here it from behind you...

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Don't all sound cards do that - assuming you have a 5.1 speakers?
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post #8 of 12
sort of...it's just better with the X-Fi...IMO..

I upgraded from an Audigy 2..and WOW...
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post #10 of 12
X-Fi's work like God if they are any better than my Live! 24-bit which works WONDERs in CS for people sneaking up on me.
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