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Hmmm, that's weird. I wouldn't think that it would make a difference on your computer since you have a ridiculous awesome setup and quadcore.

I never saw a framerate difference between onboard and my X-Fi - even in 5.1
My bad, that was on my old FX57 and 7800GTX SLI rig. I never tested if there was a performance difference on this one.
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Oh okay.

Yeah I'm pretty sure it makes little to no difference when you have multicore.
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post #23 of 26
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Well, they won't suck, but they just won't sound as good as expensive speakers. I personally think they lack a little treble and powerful mids but so do my Z-5300's and I'm happy with those.

A sound card can't really fix something that the speakers are simply lacking, but they can improve the overall clarity of the sound.

In order to recommend a good card, would your main emphasis be on gaming or music/movies? For gaming, I would go with the X-Fi Xtremegamer. But for music and stuff, the Chaintech AV710 is really good and so is the Bluegears b-Inspirer.
Cool thnx for the info!!!
Well mostly the main emphasis will be on music and movies, though with gaming in there occasionaly.
Do you have any links to those two cards you reccomended?
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I'm still tellin' yah, get some Promedia Ultras.. you won't ever want anything else after you hear these puppies.
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I wish I could find them not on eBay and not for $400... I found Z-5500s for $220, so they're looking better and better.
    
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