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Recommend me a soundcard too!

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Hey guys and girls,

Yesterday I started a topic about a problem I was facing with my receiver and computer.
Today I finally found out, that it was my soundcard, onboard, which doesn't support Dolby Digital (live) or DTS and therefore can't process the signal into surround when it's connected to optical (TOSlink).

Anyhow, currently I find myself in the market for a soundcard, I've selected three - four cards and I want to hear/see somebody else about these cards before I make an educated decision.

The nominees are:
  • Creative X-Fi Titanium
  • Creative X-Fi Titanium - Fatal1ty Professional Serie
  • AuzenTech X-Fi Bravura 7.1
  • Club 3D Theatron Agrippa DTS 7.1


Situational sketch:

I want to connect my reciever to my computer with a TOSlink cable, and enjoy full surround sound during gaming and movies, I play more games than I play movies, so games have a slight priority over movies.

I selected these cards because they seemed (apart from the Club3D) to support EAX 5.
My only concern about this decision is that I am unaware whether or not the EAX is going to be ommited if I use Dolby Connect.

In other words because it has to process the audio into a Dolby Digital signal, will it still utilise EAX 5.0 or is this only applicable for hardware that is connected through the normal conventional computer ports. (eg. EAX is not supported over TOSlink).

Any feedback, comment or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4790k Asus Formula VII Ranger MSI GTX 980 Gaming 16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Hitachi Windows 8.1 LG Flatron W2452T Full HD + Samsung 2433 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G105 Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W Antec Carbide R500 Logitech G502 
Audio
Creative X-FI Titanium 
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  • Creative X-Fi Titanium - Fatal1ty Professional Series

is the one I have and absolutely love it.
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