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Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Music 24BIT Sound Card
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Its an Xtremely good card, lol

Anything in the X-Fi range is top notch.
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As far as Creative cards go, it's X-Fi>Audigy>Live. X-Fis are, as far as I know, the best sound cards you can buy. And the Xtreme Music is a very nice X-Fi.
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Will I notice a difference between this and my Onboard Sound?
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post #5 of 22
lol.....definately

it doesnt even compare

I olny laugh because any sound card is better than onboard sound because a sound card frees up system resources
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post #6 of 22
You will notice a huge difference, especialy if you have a good headset/set of speakers. It may help your FPS a little in games, too, since it will take some of the load off the CPU.
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OB sound also utilizes more CPU load.
    
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post #8 of 22
The X-Fi cards are amazing i mean the sound quality on my audigy 2zs is good, but the X-Fi is amazing, one of the best things i noticed was the fact that you can have full CMS3D surround sound in your headphones. Plus the surround on speakers is much greater and smoother on speaker changes. so i highly reccommend it!
    
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post #9 of 22
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My brother has a Creative LIVE and it sounds REALLY good.


but this card is on sale so i wanted to buy it.


so does onboard use a lot of the CPU?

does this soundcard have like onboard memory or something? how come the onboard uses CPU but this card does not?
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post #10 of 22
check out the M-Audio Revolution and Turtle Beach Montego DDL if you want to save some cash, they arent as high end but even if have some features the X-Fi doesnt and are well worth it.
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