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I just ordered one myself since I fried my last one :-(
Just curious, how does one fry a sound card?
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When I tried to cram it in my system between my two video cards. I have huge heatsinks on my video cards - The sound card was never seated right and it was touching a metal piece on one of the heatsinks. I smelled something burning when I turned my rig on. So I'm left with onboard audio in the mean time.
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Is this the same thing? If not, what are the differences?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1156203598151
No, it's not. It's far from the same thing, you should avoid the X-Fi Xtreme Audio at all cost. It's a very striped down card that's basically the equivalent to something like an Audigy SE sound card. Everything is processed through software instead of hardware, you get no EAX support for gaming, lower quality DAC (poorer audio quality), etc.
    
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