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What is wrong with that soundcard?

It's the only one in their lineup that has a headphone amp built in, and the only one with a dedicated headphone out + front/sub/rear connections, exactly what i need.

Because its an overpriced piece of crap. There are much better alternatives that are cheaper or barely higher than it on Creative's Sound Blaster Series.

The ZxR is literally ~$20 more, and the Zx is around $70 less, both offering a solid headphone amp, dedicated front/sub/rear connections, and a dedicated headphone out. With the ZxR having much more options in terms of expandability.

Oh, and from experience, the sound quality from the Zx/ZxR both sound infinitely better than the Phoebus.

The Phoebus is just flat out garbage.
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It's official. Asus is the new corsair. Coming soon: household appliances and footwear.
    
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It's official. Asus is the new corsair. Coming soon: household appliances and footwear.

is it a bad thing? just look at samsung,
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iirc correctly this thing uses about 15-16W during load, which sounds low I guess, but for an SSD that's just outrageous, then again, this is made for desktop pcs so I guess it's a non-issue. rolleyes.gif
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is it a bad thing? just look at samsung,

Growth into new areas in not a bad thing, Corsair and Asus are both extremely successful at this, but we shouldn't assume the exact same quality and/or value or in this case, performance will carry over into every new venture.

This product seems like a great idea on paper, and most ROGers with the red/black theme would probably agree it looks pretty amazing. I think thru a side panel window this thing would look awesome with other red LEDs from your build. But why didn't they at least match the performance of any other RAID0 array using the 2281 controllers?

I can see them adding on to the price, the plug and play convenience of not having to create your own array, but at the 240GB capacity two 120GB drives would only cost $250 to $300 for both drives. If ROG doubles that cost to $600 for the 240GB drive with less performance and only a 3yr warranty instead of 5? Well I just cannot see them selling very many.
    
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Because its an overpriced piece of crap. There are much better alternatives that are cheaper or barely higher than it on Creative's Sound Blaster Series.

The ZxR is literally ~$20 more, and the Zx is around $70 less, both offering a solid headphone amp, dedicated front/sub/rear connections, and a dedicated headphone out. With the ZxR having much more options in terms of expandability.

Oh, and from experience, the sound quality from the Zx/ZxR both sound infinitely better than the Phoebus.

The Phoebus is just flat out garbage.

But the creative stuff apparently has ****ty drivers and driver support.

I agree, it is overpriced.
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But the creative stuff apparently has ****ty drivers and driver support.

I agree, it is overpriced.

Their drivers for the Z/Zx/ZxR are rock solid. Their previous generation drivers weren't up to snuff. And a ridiculously large amount better than the Asus drivers for the Xonar. I, and many others, had to use the UNi drivers for the Xonar series cards to even get them to work, as the default Asus drivers are so piss poor awful, that it wants to make you sob. Its actually the reason I switched from the STX to the Zx. (besides the fact that I needed money too at the time rolleyes.gif)
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Their drivers for the Z/Zx/ZxR are rock solid. Their previous generation drivers weren't up to snuff.

This is exactly what was said about the Titanium HD drivers vs the previous gen. Are you saying that they temporarily regressed back to rubbishy drivers for the recon series?
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And a ridiculously large amount better than the Asus drivers for the Xonar. I, and many others, had to use the UNi drivers for the Xonar series cards to even get them to work, as the default Asus drivers are so piss poor awful, that it wants to make you sob. Its actually the reason I switched from the STX to the Zx. (besides the fact that I needed money too at the time rolleyes.gif)

Exactly what problems did you experience with the STX's drivers?
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