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I'm very close to ordering my rig and wondering if getting a X-Fi ExtremeGamer would be worth it if I am only going to use headphones. Should I go with an Audigy SE or a regular X-Fi? I am mainly going to be gaming on my rig.

P.S. I am getting an EVGA nforce 680i motherboard.
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Unless you are an audiophile I'd go with the Audigy. When I got my X-Fi (I had onboard before) it wasn't that big of a difference. There was some different with the Crystallizer and the EAX, but still it wasn't that big of a different. Between the Audigy and X-Fi unless you are an audiophile or just want the best go with the Audigy.
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post #3 of 43
I heard the x-fi's are ESPECIALLY good for headphones....

So....do what you want...

I'd just go for the x-fi cause it's the best.
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post #4 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akatsuki No Tobi View Post
I'm very close to ordering my rig and wondering if getting a X-Fi ExtremeGamer would be worth it if I am only going to use headphones. Should I go with an Audigy SE or a regular X-Fi? I am mainly going to be gaming on my rig.

P.S. I am getting an EVGA nforce 680i motherboard.
I was looking at the same options last night, at Fry's... I think I will go with the x-fi too, just in case I decide to upgrade to nice speakers too...
    
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i went with the xfi gamer after my sba 2zs died on me and i noticed one heck of a difference playing games, it may be just the setup options that you can use but doing things like playing css and planetside i did notice a pretty big difference and im not much of a audiophile or whatever you call it and music sounds good to, definatly recommend it if you can afford it (imo)
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i went with the xfi gamer after my sba 2zs died on me and i noticed one heck of a difference playing games, it may be just the setup options that you can use but doing things like playing css and planetside i did notice a pretty big difference and im not much of a audiophile or whatever you call it and music sounds good to, definatly recommend it if you can afford it (imo)
Do you usually use headsets or speakers?
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post #7 of 43
X-Fi is great. it's relatively cheap but worth every penny.

The drivers are what make the X-FI cards to darn good. They blow everything else out of the water.
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post #8 of 43
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X-Fi is great. it's relatively cheap but worth every penny.

The drivers are what make the X-FI cards to darn good. They blow everything else out of the water.
The regular X-Fi or the ExtremeMusic?
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post #9 of 43
Apologies, I misread your title. I'm referring to the XtremeMusic found here.

I can't comment on the other cards, only that they're probably cheaper for a reason.
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post #10 of 43
He's asking about the ExtremeGamer, not the ExtremeMusic.

Go for the XtremeGamer dude, Great 64-Bit support, put all your sound quality settings to ULTRA in your games and experience no lag, great for headphones.
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