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post #11 of 29
buy X-fi like i posted earlier...
then u'll start craving for good speaker
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post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
HELL YES!!!! I used to always use onboard, but the X-Fi XtremeGamer really showed me the way. I don't even have expensive speakers (in the near future...) but I love this card. It's $75 at Circuit City I believe. Trust me, you won't regret it.
I went from Realtek HD Audio onboard to this, and BF2/2142 is like a whole new game. Music is much better too.
yeah, seriously. You'd notice it even more if you had some high quality speakers. My Z-5500's were nice with onboard, but everything sounded LIVE when i got my xtreme gamer...but he isn't really in the market for a high end card really (not that the xtreme gamer is really THAT high end) but i thought he would probably want to save some $$ and just get a nice card to offload that sound processing. I had that same card i linked to him before i got my new computer like 3 years ago and they are nice....good sound quality and all. If he is just using headphones he isn't going to notice much difference except for X-fi's headphone surround thing...but that's only good if you have quality headhones, so....just trying to save the guy some $$
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post #13 of 29
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ill check them both out and see if they got some good deals. any certain ones i should stay away from? how do you guys like turtle beach sound card?
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Turtl...oductDetail.do
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post #14 of 29
dear rocky...
i thought u were talking about mainly playing games?
buy X-fi Period!
there's no other card can beat X-fi in gaming, sunshine!
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post #15 of 29
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lol ok x-fi sounds like the best one

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sound...oductDetail.do

look like a good one to meet my needs?
needs- used with headphones mainly- good with gaming
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post #16 of 29
don't by Xtreme audio! it's a cut-down version of Xtreme Music, and it uses different components with the rest of the X-fi family.


remember don't buy Xtreme Audio or Xtreme Gamer, buy Xtreme music and above.

with x-fi, it can emulate 3D surround for headphones through CMSS3D feature!
not to mention EAX 5 support, and tons of other feature.
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post #17 of 29
But newegg only has xtremegamer. You mean even the fatality series is stripped down?
post #18 of 29
no, not the fatal1ty, just the Xtreme Audio & Xtreme Gamer(without fatal1ty)...
don't pick those 2!
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post #19 of 29
What's so bad with the XtremeGamer? At the time that I bought it, the card was getting all the attention from audio nuts for the price.
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Well first of all, if you don't notice a difference in the quality of the sound, you'll definitely see a big increase in your FPS for most games.. especially CS:S
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