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I play some games and listen to music and watch movies. Which one of those cards would be the best? Also Xtreme Audio
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X-fi, unless your on vista.
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X-fi, unless your on vista.
Those are both X-Fi >_>

The XtremeGamer is better, from what I hear.
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get Xtreme Music, nothing below that series
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Both are about the same.. but the XtremeGamer is a bit better.

Heres a chart of all the X-Fi models:



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nope... from what i heard, Xtreme Gamer uses different DAC and Caps, and not to mention the input jack(connectivity of the card)
if we're talking about Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty... now that would be different
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I actually am buying the Fatal1ty Professional one with the front panel, from a guy on OCnet.
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nope... from what i heard, Xtreme Gamer uses different DAC and Caps, and not to mention the input jack(connectivity of the card)
if we're talking about Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty... now that would be different
Well, even though I would pay a little more for an Xtrememusic than a Gamer, they should be exactly the same stock. The only thing that Xtrememusic is better in is upgradeability (both the mod and the breakout boxes).

If you aren't planning on doing any mods on your card (soldering required for the opamp replacement thingy) then just go with the Xtremegamer. Same shtuff.
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The new, ultra-low end card is the X-Fi XtremeAudio. However, this isn't really an X-Fi card, so we can't really recommend it for PC gaming. It actually uses a different, low-cost DSP, and some of the X-Fi functionality is actually handled in software. For gamers on a budget, the more interesting card is the XtremeGamer—not to be mistaken for the "XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional." Confused yet?

The XtremeGamer is a low profile card without the D-shell connector for an external breakout box. It also lacks the X-RAM, and is really a replacement for the XtremeMusic card. It does use the X-Fi DSP, though, so is a fully functional X-Fi card. It offers just four jacks: one combo input/digital audio output jack, and three speaker connectors. You can find this card for under $90 on the Net, without much effort.
[Source: The State of PC Audio: X-Fi Model Notes]
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