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is this the same as the xtremegamer???
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for the extremegamer... its got weird inputs... im a noob of course lol but where do you insert the normal green orange and black cords?
You'll know when you get it. There are little engraved pictures on it.
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how about a c-media chipset'd card? i've heard they're pretty good. I'll link ya to sum @ neweegg but i c you are in New Zealand.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
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Hey guys looking for a new soundcard around $100-150 maybe a little higher. Any suggestions??

thanks
An old Xtremusic and with the leftover money, mod it or pay to have it modded.
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mod it or pay to have it modded
what you mean modded?
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and also im going to buy a x-fi platinum.. will i actually notice an improvement in sound?? lol i know you will say yes but is it very different?? i am running logitech Z-640's.. there not the best but will i notice a difference
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and also im going to buy a x-fi platinum.. will i actually notice an improvement in sound?? lol i know you will say yes but is it very different?? i am running logitech Z-640's.. there not the best but will i notice a difference
Definitely, I remember when I moved from onboard to a soundcard, it was like a dream come true. I bought a really cheap one and noticed sharper bass and sounds louder than onboard and no more random static sounds.
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post #18 of 24
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awesome... just bought a x-fi platinum....

will arrive soon and il give you an update on what its like..

thanks for all your help you guys
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post #19 of 24
I would just go with any thing that is cheap and has 24bit,7.1 sound.there realy isent any difference in a sound (IMO) the card i have works great for everything and it sounds great to i only played 50$ for it and it sounds just like my dads high end gameing card.
    
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I would just go with any thing that is cheap and has 24bit,7.1 sound.there realy isent any difference in a sound (IMO) the card i have works great for everything and it sounds great to i only played 50$ for it and it sounds just like my dads high end gameing card.
Nah, that's not true. The X-Fi can decode sounds that others simply have to ignore and can play more simultaneous sounds than any other card. Here's some more of the X-FIs offerings....

""The latest version of EAX supports up to 128 simultaneous voices (sounds) giving developers a lot of space for detailed sound effects. Theoreticaly you are now able to hear an impressive amount of 128 bullets hitting a wall at the exact same moment which is quiet a lot.

One of the new features in EAX5.0 is EAX Voice. When using a microphone in a game your voice will be applied to your player model and it's position. All enviromental effects apply and your friends will hear you like you would be inside the game.

Another feature is EAX PurePath. Previous generations of EAX already had support for multi-speaker setups. Depending on the position of a sound in the game it would be played by a certain speaker or speakers. But, before EAX5.0 a developer was not able to tell the sound card to play a sound in an exact speaker. This is very useful when it comes to bass in a game. Now a developer can feed your subwoofer with the sounds it is supposed to play rather than all low frequency sounds in a scene. This technique is being used in movies that use Dolby Digital or DTS for years now.

Another feature in EAX5.0 is Environment FlexiFX. It gives game developers the possibility to use all 4 fully flexible hardware effect slots. This means soon we will hear a bigger variarity of effects in games simultainlously.

With EAX MacroFX sounds that are close to you can be very accurately recreated. Someone whispering to your ear, a bullet flying a couple inch by your head, etc. A game developer has the possibility to make all those sounds far more realistic than ever before.

Environment Occlusion as the name suggests adds enviromental effects to sounds which are located behind a solid object. In previous generations when someone was shooting behind a window you would hear the sound like it's behind glass but it would sound the same if the shooter was in a great hall or in open space. Now, you will be able to distinguish in what space the shooter stands."
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