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post #21 of 39
Omg, I'm sorry.

This is the same mistake I've been making...

It's not the regular XtremeGamer, it's this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005
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post #22 of 39
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Stupid question maybe. But will I need a heatsink for my sound card? Heard something about that mentioned a few times.
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Sound cards don't even come close to running hot.
    
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Originally Posted by Rakukojin View Post
Sound cards don't even come close to running hot.
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Stupid question maybe. But will I need a heatsink for my sound card? Heard something about that mentioned a few times.
i can barely touch my X-fi heatsink.....and the heatsink was already on it when i bought it (not sure if they all got it)
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i can barely touch my X-fi heatsink.....and the heatsink was already on it when i bought it (not sure if they all got it)
Good. In that case I don't have to go out looking for a new heat sink to go with it. You know, I thought upgrading the sound was going to be cheap...
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post #26 of 39
I believe X-Fi cards do come with a heatsink but it doesn't matter because it will never overheat like a video card would. That's why most sound cards don't even come with a heatsink. You will never have to worry about it.
    
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Originally Posted by Rakukojin View Post
I believe X-Fi cards do come with a heatsink but it doesn't matter because it will never overheat like a video card would. That's why most sound cards don't even come with a heatsink. You will never have to worry about it.
so i could take the heatsink off without burning it?, i'm not gonna try it, but i think we are at the point they are gonna need the heatsinks.........even though your not supposed overclock them......(i know people try it... http://www.short-media.com/forum/arc...hp/t-6357.html )
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post #28 of 39
If you take it off, I doubt it will overheat. Older X-Fi cards (not talking about models) didn't have a heatsink and the ones right now do because they supposedly "refined" X-Fi chip. With or without a heatsink, they produce the same exact sound.
    
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post #29 of 39
Well here's the thing, Im decent with sound cards and all. Lightsource has a piont but check this out. Lets say you have money, go for the best, why not right? You'll get quality, and performance for an extra what 20-50 bucks! I say go for the best becouse technology will raise but your sound card will stay the same. If you dont have enough money, go for what you can get out of your buck.

Simple X-ram = GOOD

No X-Ram= Okey

Something else= RUN! HIDE FAST!!!

Get the idea?

Seroiusly just get what you can and your in the right direction, only Creative X-Fi they are all good trust me. They are all well worth it and will give you what you want.
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post #30 of 39
Creative aren't the only good sound card brands DeeJay1337,

Razer has a good sound card out:

Razer Barracuda AC-1 (said to be better than the X-Fi)

Capable of 7.1 Sound

Auzentech makes 3 Sound Cards and all of them are great especially for Audiophiles who enjoy listening to music over gaming because they're better with music than anything:

AuzenTech X-Meridian
AuzenTech XPlosion
AuzenTech XMYSTIQUE

All capable of 7.1 Sound

Other than those three brands (Creative, Auzentech, Razer) I don't know any other good ones.
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