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Poll Results: Should I get the XtremeGamer?

 
  • 66% (20)
    Yes, good idea to get XtremeGamer with those speakers
  • 33% (10)
    No, get some other sound card
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post #21 of 45
Music would be better if you are into music. For gaming the extremegamer is the best deal. Just depends on what your needs are.

Modding the music will greatly increase the sound quality as well.

Don't get those speakers though. For $78 you can get some way better cans. I'll tell you invest in some headphones, but I'm biased.
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post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
Music would be better if you are into music. For gaming the extremegamer is the best deal. Just depends on what your needs are.

Modding the music will greatly increase the sound quality as well.

Don't get those speakers though. For $78 you can get some way better cans. I'll tell you invest in some headphones, but I'm biased.

Could you point a fellow Iowan to the mod for the Music?
 
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post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post
Could you point a fellow Iowan to the mod for the Music?

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards-computer-audio/185072-incredible-x-fi-mod-will-void.html

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post #24 of 45
the X-540 are horrible. I owned a set of them before I had my z5500 and Klipsch 5.1 Ultras.

For the money, I would really look into the logitech z2300. They are great, I had a set. They will kill the x540 in sound quality. The bass on the z2300 are alot better than the x540.

Try your local Craigslist, I bought a set of z2300 for 30 bucks 6 months ago.
I just saw another set for 50 a couple days ago.

Stay away from the logitech speakers that starts with x, even the older z680 will own the x540s, and can be had less than 100 if you know where to look.
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post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
the X-540 are horrible. I owned a set of them before I had my z5500 and Klipsch 5.1 Ultras.

For the money, I would really look into the logitech z2300. They are great, I had a set. They will kill the x540 in sound quality. The bass on the z2300 are alot better than the x540.

Try your local Craigslist, I bought a set of z2300 for 30 bucks 6 months ago.
I just saw another set for 50 a couple days ago.

Stay away from the logitech speakers that starts with x, even the older z680 will own the x540s, and can be had less than 100 if you know where to look.
agreed, i have the x-530 and they're decent enough, but not nearly as good as the z series and will even with a decent sound card the sound quality doesn't improve that much.

I'd go with what crazcookye said and try to find a used set of z-2300's or even the z-5500's if you can. the 5500's will blow you away.
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
the X-540 are horrible. I owned a set of them before I had my z5500 and Klipsch 5.1 Ultras.

For the money, I would really look into the logitech z2300. They are great, I had a set. They will kill the x540 in sound quality. The bass on the z2300 are alot better than the x540.

Try your local Craigslist, I bought a set of z2300 for 30 bucks 6 months ago.
I just saw another set for 50 a couple days ago.

Stay away from the logitech speakers that starts with x, even the older z680 will own the x540s, and can be had less than 100 if you know where to look.
hmm interesting you said that. i guess i'll look into the 100$ ones. As for the sound card, I'm leaning towards the xtremegamer unless something else comes around. I hear the asus xonar is good but don't know the price on it.
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post #27 of 45
Stick with the Xtreme Gamer from Creative....
 
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post #28 of 45
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Stick with the Xtreme Gamer from Creative....
will do
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post #29 of 45
Hey vitamin ur in luck. I have that exact same setup and I'll let you know how it sounds...after I can get this stupid card to install
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Hey vitamin ur in luck. I have that exact same setup and I'll let you know how it sounds...after I can get this stupid card to install
oh same sound card and speakers? yea let me know how it is
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