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This is my first time using anything but integrated audio. I went to Fry's earlier and picked up an X-Fi ExtremeGamer. Its the low profile version, which is pretty cool, because I don't need the Game port and firewire connection.

Anyway, I got home, plugged it in, windows detected, ran the drivers, restarted, and ran the setup wizard. I started playing Du Hast by Rammstein. Wow. Its easily 100 times better than integrated audio. Even the 7.1 DFI Karajan, which isn't bad for integrated. This card eliminated any graininess I was hearing with intergrated. After messing with the EQ, gah. I freaking melt in my chair.

I need to game with this thing!
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post #2 of 20
Sweet.

I heard a very noticeable difference going from onboard to the SB Live!, I can only imagine what a good sound card can do.
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That was the first time I actually felt scared playing FEAR. Great card.
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This is my first time using anything but integrated audio. I went to Fry's earlier and picked up an X-Fi ExtremeGamer. Its the low profile version, which is pretty cool, because I don't need the Game port and firewire connection.

Anyway, I got home, plugged it in, windows detected, ran the drivers, restarted, and ran the setup wizard. I started playing Du Hast by Rammstein. Wow. Its easily 100 times better than integrated audio. Even the 7.1 DFI Karajan, which isn't bad for integrated. This card eliminated any graininess I was hearing with intergrated. After messing with the EQ, gah. I freaking melt in my chair.

I need to game with this thing!
It's kinda funny man, I got my raid and extreme gamer yesterday, you got pretty much the exact same stuff today... Are you stalking me? I know karate you know!!!
    
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It's kinda funny man, I got my raid and extreme gamer yesterday, you got pretty much the exact same stuff today... Are you stalking me? I know karate you know!!!
Dude, that is weird. I need to stay away from computer hardware.

SO! What do you think of the card?
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post #6 of 20
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Dude, that is weird. I need to stay away from computer hardware.

SO! What do you think of the card?
I never thought a pc could sound so good, even with my icemats(headphones)... Tried some old prodigy with the new card, I think it actually did start a fire, lol, corny time...
    
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post #7 of 20
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Dude, that is weird. I need to stay away from computer hardware.

SO! What do you think of the card?
how is your raid-o setup working out>?
    
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post #8 of 20
I love my X-Fi. Go play BF2 with the special audio settings, it's incredible how good it sounds.
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how is your raid-o setup working out>?
Fast as eff. Games load fast, windows is up in 15 seconds, couldn't be happier coming from a single ATA drive.
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I noticed that, it only takes one and a half little blue bar cycles on the windows load screen... something like 9 to 10 seconds... Best money I've ever spent on my rig thus far...
    
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