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I have the XtremeGamer and my card looks nothing like the card on display at the thread http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...will-void.html

Is this mod for a specific model or does it apply to all "X-Fi" models? (XtremeMusic/XtremeGamer/ETC...)
    
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Quote:
THE X-FI CARDS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED:
-X-Fi XtremeAudio
-X-Fi XtremeGamer
-Any of the low-profile X-Fis

THE GOOD ONES TO GET:
X-Fi Elite Pro
X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
X-Fi Platinum
X-Fi XtremeMusic (best value)

ONES I AM UNSURE about:
X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
This is one of the new ones. The other new ones are the XtremeAudio and XtremeGamer, which are both low profile. The low profile models do not support digital out (not easily, anyway), and they use lower quality components. The XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series is also new, but it is not low profile. If it is based on the same model as the good ones, it would be OK, but I don't know if it is. So it would be best to just avoid it.
BRendan

according to him, it won't work with the xtremegamer, you should have read down further...
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Thanks didn't see that.

Well I did - does he mean to avoid using them for this Mod or saying that it sucks? lol
    
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I don't know, however if the pro says to avoid doing it, i wouldn't do it ;D

Plus, u said your card doesn't looks similar at all, probably hence why its not recommended for the mod.
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Yeah I was just reading it saying "Cards to Avoid"

Avoid purchasing
or
Avoid modding?

hehe kinda threw me off
    
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I got the digital toslink out pretty easy with my low profile card. Maybe I was lucky. I got rid of it to use a mic. Only downfall is lack of I/O
    
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post #7 of 15
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yeah but the XtremeGamer isn't low profile??

I spent $99 on this baby lol
    
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The extremegamer is crap my friend. You got ripped off
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
The extremegamer is crap my friend. You got ripped off
It isn't crap. It's still an X-fi and it has pretty much the same standard analogue output as the XtremeMusic card that everyone mods.


The reason you cannot mod it is that the op-amps are configured differently. It uses the same op-amp, but the legs are on the wrong side so it is a non-standard configuration. Thus you can only mod it if you come up with an adapter.

Post a picture and I'll be able to show you what I'm talking about. For reference here is a pic of the stereo op-amp on the ExtremMusic. This card has been modded. The op-amp here is the standard narrow SOIC op-amp
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
The extremegamer is crap my friend. You got ripped off
The Xtremegamer isn't crap at all, although 99 bucks is a but much to spend on it. Considering I got an X-Fi platinum for 100 bucks... ya know
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