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post #1 of 12
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Just need to know with my system setup what is a better deal for me. I plan on getting Logitech Z-5300 when I move to FL.

Option 1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102012

Option 2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
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X-Fi. have been recommended NOT to buy the audigy myself.
so im buying the same X-Fi in a week.
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I'd go with the X-Fi, but not that one. Try to find an XtremeMusic or go with this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

The lo-profile x-fi's don't have the onboard sound processor that will take the load off your CPU.
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I would have though X-fi is better although I'm not so clued up on soundcards. A few years back they use to be important (after CPU & GPU) but they seem to be irrelevant or left as the last item in consideration lists.

I use an Audigy LS which I have found good.

BTW, are there any PCIe(x1) sound cards?
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
I'd go with the X-Fi, but not that one. Try to find an XtremeAudio or go with this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

The lo-profile x-fi's don't have the onboard sound processor that will take the load off your CPU.
thx man. you saved me.
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
I'd go with the X-Fi, but not that one. Try to find an XtremeAudio or go with this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

The lo-profile x-fi's don't have the onboard sound processor that will take the load off your CPU.
That is not true. The Xtreme Gamer is just a low profile Xteme Music, while the Xtreme Audio is just a rebadged Audigy SE. I does not matter is its low profile or not.
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That is not true. The Xtreme Gamer is just a low profile Xteme Music, while the Xtreme Audio is just a rebadged Audigy SE. I does not matter is its low profile or not.
That's my fault, I meant XtremeMusic which is what I have. Whoops. Post edited to fix that.
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That is not true. The Xtreme Gamer is just a low profile Xteme Music, while the Xtreme Audio is just a rebadged Audigy SE. I does not matter is its low profile or not.
That is absolutely right. I have the Gamer, and it is the exact same, just fitted onto less silicon and also less $$$

And, yes they do have the processor on them as well. They are the exact same thing, just lower profile.
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So back on topic which is better with Vista. I do a little gaming and watch a lot of .avi files. I would rather spend $35 on the audigy which my brother has and he likes it, but if the x-fi would be $55 better than I would be willing
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So back on topic which is better with Vista. I do a little gaming and watch a lot of .avi files. I would rather spend $35 on the audigy which my brother has and he likes it, but if the x-fi would be $55 better than I would be willing
Still vote for Xfi
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