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onboard sound is sucking, and i cant use my old soundblaster live 5.1 anymore (not compatible with windows 7)

reccomend a sound card with nice audio quality ( i love my music, if it doesnt sound right i get angry)

soundblaster has always been my choice, but post others too.

requirements is it needs to be PCI-E x1 compatible,and have nice music quality sound
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All I can say is that I've been very unhappy with Creative's Soundblaster line-up. I've used 3 different models, including the X-fi, and have always have issues with the drivers.

Personally, I prefer Diamond Audio. I got my current card about a year or so ago. I'm very happy with the quality and overall control panel for tweaking.

Hope this helps,some
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What is your budget? The cliche answer would be the Asus line of audio cards.
If your primary use of your sound is via 2 channel speaker or headphone then the ST/STX will be the best of the three (DX, D2X, ST/STX), but if you primarily use multichannel setups, then I would go for the DX/D2X.

DX is PCIe x1 and so is the STX and Forte.

Another alternative is the Forte (full EAX support ); that is if you have enough dough to spend on a sound card.
Edited by youra6 - 12/30/10 at 7:31pm
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im looking for like the $150-$200 price range
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I have the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty sound card and it's been great. There's custom drivers that are much better than the ones on their site / come on cd. If you're interested ill find a link for em.

Also, in your sig it says you have the Creative Fatalty Series Sound Card... am I missing something?

Edit: here are those drives just in case: http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-...009/m-p/527485
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