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Just a quick simple question whats the best sound card for FPS games with 5.1 Speakers?

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Asus Xonar Xense, comes with nice cans as well.
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I got the Xense and have to say the sound card is great for gaming (blew away my onboard sound any day). Works very well with my Klipsch Promedia Ultimate 5.1 speakers, but I need to upgrade to better speakers. The headset is okay, but the bass on it is pretty weak compared to my Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones. Microphone works out pretty well.
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I got the Xense and have to say the sound card is great for gaming (blew away my onboard sound any day). Works very well with my Klipsch Promedia Ultimate 5.1 speakers, but I need to upgrade to better speakers. The headset is okay, but the bass on it is pretty weak compared to my Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones. Microphone works out pretty well.
the headset doesnt matter i wont be using it i got 5.1 and i dont game online
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Best: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132010

Best all around: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006

Great 5.1 Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020

HT|Omega and Creative have nice lines as well that are worth checking out too.
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If you're buying the Xense, first of all, you're mostly paying for the stupid headphones you get. Then you need the adapter to even get 5.1 I'm not sure if it comes with that adapter or if you need to buy it seperately. Either way you're paying over 300 dollars for that stupid card.

If you're purchasing the Essence ST you need the daughterboard which will allow you to use 5.1, so now you're spending 250+ dollars and they're still not even the best for gaming.

Your solution is honestly the HT Omega Claro+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271003

Before spending all this money on the card though...what 5.1 speakers are you even using? If you're using Logitechs...just buy a DX..or a Titanium Fatal1ty..
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If you're buying the Xense, first of all, you're mostly paying for the stupid headphones you get. Then you need the adapter to even get 5.1 I'm not sure if it comes with that adapter or if you need to buy it seperately. Either way you're paying over 300 dollars for that stupid card.

If you're purchasing the Essence ST you need the daughterboard which will allow you to use 5.1, so now you're spending 250+ dollars and they're still not even the best for gaming.

Your solution is honestly the HT Omega Claro+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271003

Before spending all this money on the card though...what 5.1 speakers are you even using? If you're using Logitechs...just buy a DX..or a Titanium Fatal1ty..
my 5.1 is Logitech X-540 i think i might change them... there not very good

i heard the Auzentech Forte was ment to be really good... or is that bulls**t
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Forte is good, but has a habit of dying after a year. Also, no purpose getting a high end card for low end speakers.
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Forte is good, but has a habit of dying after a year. Also, no purpose getting a high end card for low end speakers.
dying after a year... thats kinda... useless

hows this sound card Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium PCIe Fatal1ty Pro
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SUPERMICRO MBD-A1SRi-2758F-O ITX server board Kingston KVR16LSE11/8KF 16GB Samsung 850 EVO 120GB Western Digital RED 4TB x8 
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Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM FreeNAS 
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Corsair CS550M Caselabs X2M ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK 
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LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i  StarTech Model SAS8087S450 SAS to SATA cable's 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X MSI B350M Mortar Arctic Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14D-32GTZKW 32GB 
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Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan x3 
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Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Enterprise N 2015 LTSB 64-Bit Dell U2414H Dell U2414H 
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Asus VG248QE WASD CODE 87-Key - Cherry MX Clear EVGA Supernova G2 850W CaseLabs SM5 
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Zowie FK1 Artisan ZERO MID Black Large Mouse Pad JDS Labs Element Sennheiser HD 599 
AudioAudio
Samson Go Mic Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System 
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Intel Xeon E3 1245 V5 MSI C236M Workstation Crucial CT8G4WFD8213 8GB DDR4 ECC 2133MHz Crucial CT8G4WFD8213 8GB DDR4 ECC 2133MHz 
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Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSD  Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSD  Western Digital WD Red 2TB WD20EFRX Corsair H80i V2 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Enterprise Corsair VS350 ATX Power Supply Fractal Design Core 1000 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
SUPERMICRO MBD-A1SRi-2758F-O ITX server board Kingston KVR16LSE11/8KF 16GB Samsung 850 EVO 120GB Western Digital RED 4TB x8 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM FreeNAS 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Corsair CS550M Caselabs X2M ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK 
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Well, I did offer it up as a recommendation, so it's pretty good for the price and the fact that it's 5.1 and for gaming.
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Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Asus M4A79T Deluxe NVIDIA GTX 670 FTW OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe MUGEN-2 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Dell UltraSharp u2410 & Samsung 2333SW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w HAF 932 Advanced Logitech G300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
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Shure SE-535 Limited Edition Beyerdynamic DT880 ODAC/Objective 2 Amplfiier Audio Technica AD700 
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2nd Gig
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Sayonara
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Asus M4A79T Deluxe NVIDIA GTX 670 FTW OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe MUGEN-2 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Dell UltraSharp u2410 & Samsung 2333SW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w HAF 932 Advanced Logitech G300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Shure SE-535 Limited Edition Beyerdynamic DT880 ODAC/Objective 2 Amplfiier Audio Technica AD700 
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