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Originally Posted by Simca;12694535 
It's not a real x-fi card. It uses like an Audigy 2 SE chipset or something. Can't use any of the X-fi features in games. Multiple driver problems.

The XtremeMusic would even be a better card to buy and it's priced at 30 dollars.

So that said, there's a lot wrong with that card.

I even read some reviews of users who complained they had a decrease in fps performance in games with that card.

I agree with Simca, stay away from this card. I've read many bad things about it. ninja.gif
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How about the xonar dg or ds?
    
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^ Those are good too but you get what you pay for. You can find a used DX for ~$50, still under your budget.
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How does the DS compare to onboard sound and the DX?
    
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From what I've read around here, the DS is allready a lot better than onboard sound. But I'm no expert tongue.gif
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post #16 of 18
I wouldn't get anything under $70 if I was you. Your mobo's onboard sound is good enough so that you won't hear a $30 difference from the DG or a $50 difference from a DS. I'd say go for the DX, BUT buy it from a local store that way you will have an easy time returning it if you decide that it wasn't worth it.
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post #17 of 18
DS is better than onboard, but not better than the DX. The Omega Striker Dopamin3 posted is almost the same as the DX and for 55 shipped, I'd take it. It's really hard to find a Xonar DX for that same price. If you can, great though.
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I'm not upgrading anything anymore until the summer. This is just giving me a vague idea of what I am going to upgrade to. Gonna get some GPU cooling or a sound card.
    
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