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However, the Forte also has a tendency to die after 9 months. Just ask the plethora of people trying to get an RMA on their Fortes on this forum.
The Forte I had died after 14 days, which was actually a good thing since I was able to return it to Microcenter for a cash refund since it was less than 30 days.

I went with the Meridian 2G as a replacement.
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Didn't want to hi-jack this thread by saying "lol get Asus" but since a moderator already suggested it, I'm going to suggest it as well. lol. I mean, Asus cards will give you better music reproduction (of course if you want music reproduction you should look into DACs or other things) but if you're looking for a card that does everything well it'll be the Asus and these cards don't tend to die like the Forte does. The Forte is easily the better card though as already stated.

Honestly those two cards are not at all an equal comparison though. The Xtreme Gamer isn't even a comparison to the Xonar DX, but that would have been a fairer comparison.

Creative, some say, gives you better sound location for gaming though. So you have that.

There used to be another brand that used Creative's chip and was good, I forgot what it was though.
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post #13 of 13
You guys make me sad about my sound card.

Sound is very perspective based, opinated, those sort of things. The components behind the forte do offer clearer sound, better sound production, etc. But it is going to come down to your ears.

Based on components alone, the Forte is by far better.
Edited by Domino - 2/14/11 at 7:57pm
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