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post #1 of 11
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I have always used integrated sound, and am planning to get an x-fi, and was wondering what version of the x-fi you would suggest. I thought just getting the lowly xtreme sound edition would suffice, because if I get vista, it doesnt support hardware dsp anyway so, whatver. yes, i know about alchemy, but whatever.
    
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Xtreme Gamer is really good from what everyone tells me.
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post #3 of 11
xtreme music ftw!
    
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post #4 of 11
It is dependent on your budget, but the XFI XtremeMusic is the best price/performance card. I had one and I loved it. Just stay away from the XtremeAudio.
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Depends on your budget//
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post #6 of 11
If you can afford it the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude. Otherwise the Xtreme Music or Xtreme Gamer.
post #7 of 11
Not just because I have it, but the Xtreme Gamer is cheap and you'll be hard pressed to find anything close to it for the price. You can get it around $50 on sale these days. Look around.
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post #9 of 11
How about a card based on the CMI8788 APU, such as an HT Omega Claro or (if you can find one) an Auzentech X-Meridian?
    
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post #10 of 11
Xtreme Music is the best all around card for $.....Go get it.....Or straight for the prelude.....getting something in between the prelude and Xtreme Music wont make much of a difference except the Elite Pro which is expensive.........
    
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