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Alright, so I am working on putting together a new computer with my own self built case. This computer will mostly be used for gaming, with the occasional movies and music now and then.

Now I am wondering between these 2 soundcards which one I should get.

Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI - $94.99
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...727&cid=SC.483

Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtremegamer FATAL1TY Professional Series Sound Card 7.1 PCI - $145.99
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...726&cid=SC.483

The price doesn't matter to me as I just wan't a decent sounding card. If there are better cards out there feel free to post about it.

Which one would I get my full money's worth?
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I had the exact same question in a post earlier this week, and the reply came to be this. If you are willing to shell out the money for the Fatal1ty pro then just go with the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude $174 as it has the best sound of them all. There is little or no difference between the two cards you listed and the 50 dollar Xtreme Music (From the response I got in my thread.)
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Alright thanks.

I didn't see your post so before I get flamed or anything I guess I should say I'm sorry for posting something like this again.
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It's quite alright, I'm not even sure if it's on the first page anymore. Good luck.
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I have no personal experience with these card (except for extremegamer but I'm sure if money's not a factor you will want more) but I have very great things about the Auzentech prelude and Asus Xonar cards.
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Yes the Xtremegamer is a great performer for the sub $100 group, although for modability, an old X-Fi Xtreme Music is better (check out this mod)

But for the price of the Fatality series all you're truly paying that extra money for is A ) The Fatality name (in all of its uselessness) B) Some fancy lighting C) The useless invention of XRAM, which in all fairness is completeley useless, and a dead technology, like those old aegia physx cards....

so as Skeletor pointed out, after I pointed it out to him, if you're going to shell out that kind of money, why not get more for it, spend the extra $20 for a world of difference with the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
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BTW if you can buy from newegg the xtremegame is only 61 wit about 7$ shipping for me so it came out to only 68
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Well I would be buying stuff from newegg but I believe they do not ship to canada.
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pyro, best places to get stuff in canada:

1) Direct Canada
2)NCIX (use the price match feature to save money )
3) Tiger Direct
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pyro, best places to get stuff in canada:

1) Direct Canada
2) NCIX (use the price match feature to save money )
3) Tiger Direct
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