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Well, I have heard that the Fatal1ty is not worth the extra money, because there is not too much of a performance boost, but I thought that I would see what everyone's opinion is anyways. Money really doesn't matter so much, but I thought that I see if it's worth the extra money, or could would you rather just buy another game or something?

Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retail
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
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Personally? XtremeMusic.
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No get the XtremeGamer

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No get the XtremeGamer

*gets into his flame bunker*
Lol..
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TEH DRAGON IS HEAR!

RUNZ!

lol just kidding. Isn't the XtremeMusic Low-Fi in comparison to the XtremeGamer?

I just think mine sounds dead sexy - never listened to an XtremeMusic hehe
    
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lol just kidding. Isn't the XtremeMusic Low-Fi in comparison to the XtremeGamer?

I just think mine sounds dead sexy - never listened to an XtremeMusic hehe

No. All X-fi sound exactly the same. The only two different ones are the X-fi XtremeAudio which actually uses software processing (it sucks) and the top X-Fi Elite Pro which has a better DAC.
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I think the same of mine (Sounds dead sexy) Most likely either choice would suffice. As far as Fatality Edition? Eh.. more money..
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I agree. If you are in for the X-Fi. Get at least the XtremeGamer. The XtremeAudio card is crap. Well, not exactly. But from what I remember, that card is not based on the X-Fi architecture. Or somehow inferior to the rest of the X-Fi series.
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I agree. If you are in for the X-Fi. Get at least the XtremeGamer. The XtremeMusic card is crap. Well, not exactly. But from what I remember, that card is not based on the X-Fi architecture. Or somehow inferior to the rest of the X-Fi series.
How is it inferior?
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No. All X-fi sound exactly the same. The only two different ones are the X-fi XtremeAudio which actually uses software processing (it sucks) and the top X-Fi Elite Pro which has a better DAC.
DuckieHo is correct.

The XtremeAudio does not have the X-Fi processing chip, and has a crappy DAC.

The Elite Pro has a great DAC, better than the rest of the series.

All the other cards use the same DAC. FIY All the cards have the same analogue output stage (Elite Pro is tweeked a little) So, aside from the Elite Pro (which is better) and the XtremeAudio (which is worse) all will give the exact same sound quality
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TEH DRAGON IS HEAR!

RUNZ!

lol just kidding. Isn't the XtremeMusic Low-Fi in comparison to the XtremeGamer?

I just think mine sounds dead sexy - never listened to an XtremeMusic hehe
You've confused the XtremeMusic with the XtremeAudio. The XtremeMusic is actually one of the best X-Fi's to get because it is a full sized card, has the jack for the breakout box, can have the front bay, and is fully modable. It also has XRam even though most don't know this. It is discontinued, so you can typically find it cheaper than the other cards too.

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I agree. If you are in for the X-Fi. Get at least the XtremeGamer. The XtremeAudio card is crap. Well, not exactly. But from what I remember, that card is not based on the X-Fi architecture. Or somehow inferior to the rest of the X-Fi series.
Correct. Although I would say get the XtremeMusic over the Gamer... just my personal preference.

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How is it inferior?
Already explained above
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