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Just get the X-Fi XtremeMusic and call it a day: http://shop1.outpost.com/product/501...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
FYI: the x-treme gamer is the same as the x-treme music, it is just missing that large jack.
(btw, what do you do with that large screw-in jack?)
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My sound card was $90 with a 1 week special $30 rebate making it $60.
The difference in the audio is AMAZING....I was just like you before, didn't know why you would ever spend this much money on a sound card. I can never go back. Every computer I use from now on will have a sound card.

Like above, DON'T get a cheap card, but you don't need a Fatai1ty either. The ones with the front faceplate are unnecessary unless you record/edit audio on a regular basis.
Hm... interesting. I have a nice Plantronics headset I use for gaming, also have a gorgeous pair of Altec Lansing speakers 2.1:


I am guessing I would notice a difference. Hmm...
How is this then?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102012

FYI--I'm building a Q6600, 8800GTX, 2GB Ballistix Tracer, 2x320GB Barracudas 7200.10... I'm thinking a sound card is probably worth it.
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post #23 of 53
LOL...

for u guys that can't really tell the differences between X-Fi and onboard,
u must be tone deaf i tell u!

depends on your audio setup (ie:speakers, etc) the result may vary, but still using a wellknown SC still make a big difference on cheapo speakers!

for a multi purpose SC... i really suggest u find any X-Fi beside Xtreme Audio.
for music playback, get ESI Juli@ or Onkyo
for Movies.... i still use my X-Fi combined with NeoCinema S-48 decoder.


*Edited*
@peacemaker and ppl planning to buy speakers...
forget altec lansing, get klipsch, logitech or creative.
and please do read my post above... get X-Fi(any X-Fi beside Xtreme Audio) and u will have no regrets!
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I mostly listen to movies, once and a while watch movies, play games.

What's the best price/performance card then?
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I mostly listen to movies, once and a while watch movies, play games.

What's the best price/performance card then?
See Post #19
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post #26 of 53
I insist u to get X-Fi, atleast X-Fi Xtreme Gamer.
better yet... find yourself Xtreme Music, that's the best bang for the bucks for now.

thx me later... just get any of those cards.
as for how to do the setup and maximize the card's full potential.... just add my MSN or Yahoo after u get the card.
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post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
FYI: the x-treme gamer is the same as the x-treme music, it is just missing that large jack.
(btw, what do you do with that large screw-in jack?)
no, it's different. the layout of the card is different, I believe they have different amounts of XRAM, and the jack is for the breakout box. Also, the gamer doesn't have the pins for the drive bay
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The Extremegamer has slightely more Xram( XRAM=GIMMICK)
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I think I'm going to get the SB X-FI Xtreme Audio. Fair price @ $50
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I think I'm going to get the SB X-FI Xtreme Audio. Fair price @ $50
talking about stubborn...
well, just don't complain about it later.
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