Originally Posted by Tainok
Anybody got an advise as to which one I should get?
Money isn't REALLY an object, but I don't want to overpay.
I game, and I like music/movies. But I'm not an audiophile. Onboard audio ain't cutting it.
Should I just go for the Audigy Platinum or the Platinum eX? And spend more money on headphones?
You can go with the X-Fi Platinum. If money isn't much of an object, you can really go for the Fatal1ty. The difference is that the Fatal1ty has X-Ram which doesn't make much of a difference while gaming. Other then that, they're both the same card with the same I/O from panel and remote.
Audigys aren't bad cards but compared to the X-Fi, it's not preferred anymore. Hooked up my headphones to my friend's Audigy2 and tweaked with the settings a bit. Even after that, I still preferred my X-Fi over his 2-3 year old Audigy2. Only thing I see from the Audigy is the firewire port (if you don't already have one). If you REALLY need firewire but don't have much PCI slots, Audigy is the way to go.