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ASUS Xonar D2 for gaming

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How good are these for gaming? Will I see an improvement from my Creative Extreme Music that just died? I know that they only support EAX 2.0, but my creative drivers rarely let me use EAX in most of my games anyway.

The D2 is almost double the money. But is it worth it?

I have the Roccat Kave 5.1 headset (I bet you're all flaming right now tongue.gif), but they sounded awesome in games with the X-Fi.

So yeah, as a summary:

1. Is the D2 worth the money?
2. How much of an improvement will I hear over my old X-Fi?

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It will be an upgrade, but imo probably not a huge one [but enough to notice a difference]... though it is worth it.

Also, I've used the Kave's before, and they DO sounds great, been planning on getting myself a set smile.gif

Also, EAX is extremely well emulated on the Xonar series, so no worries there ^^
    
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Would the D2 be the best card to go for in that price bracket?

Edit: Too late now, wanted to get it next day delivery so I ordered one xD.
Edited by Outcasst - 1/13/11 at 8:44am
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Originally Posted by Outcasst;11995501 
Would the D2 be the best card to go for in that price bracket?

Edit: Too late now, wanted to get it next day delivery so I ordered one xD.

Well though it is kinda late, the D2 is a great card, and for it's price iirc nothing really compares to it unless you get a used [whatever] card which would be in a higher price bracket if purchased new...
    
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Not to burst anyone's bubble, but I personally find x-fi better for gaming regardless of how hated creative is lol

The Xonar cards are mucho better for music though.
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Just got the card.

oh my god Avatar OST in FLAC sounds AMAZING!
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