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From where?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=Xonar%20DX
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Same deal is in effect at CanadaComputer and (I'm guessing) everywhere else since it seems to be a manufacturer based rebate. I've seen it on TigerDirect also, I can confirm, so I'm guessing everywhere.
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post #23 of 37
I just didn't see it on Fry's website.
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Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
under 100ish
Xonar D1 or HT Omega Striker would fit in that budget

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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
You're going to get 10 different answers from 10 different people. There's no "best".
Also true.

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Originally Posted by decapitator View Post
onboard is not that bad anymore
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post #26 of 37
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onboard is not that bad anymore
Hah.

I plan on ditching my Physx Configuration so I can go back to having a dedicated sound card!
post #27 of 37
why dont you try the Auzentech Forte it`s a bit over 100$ (actually is 50 more) but it`s great going to 64RAM sound card

and since you have Creative will not have problems dealing with it cause they use the same X-Fi tech with less driver issue
    
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post #28 of 37
It depends on what you're primarily into. If your #1 this is gaming, then you could stick with the XtremGamer, which is a nice gaming sound card, or if you want to splurge get any of the X-Fi Titanium cards.

It also depends on what speakers you're using. If you're just going to use some lower end speakers, then you probably won't notice a difference.

If you're going to game with headphones, then you can't beat X-Fi Titanium IMO.

From your mobo, it sounds like a PCI-E card would be better, though a low profile card won't block all the airflow from the gfx card's fan if you have to get a PCI sound card.
Edited by coelacanth - 4/11/11 at 2:10pm
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post #29 of 37
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The X-Fi is good for gaming but the DX is better for everything else. The DX also has a ton of features going for it that the X-Fi lacks, like the mini-relays.

I should be getting my Xonar Essence STX tomorrow so look for a comparison soon with the Titanium HD. The best of both companies duking it out in RM's box. Yeah!
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post #30 of 37
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The X-Fi is good for gaming but the DX is better for everything else. The DX also has a ton of features going for it that the X-Fi lacks, like the mini-relays.

I should be getting my Xonar Essence STX tomorrow so look for a comparison soon with the Titanium HD. The best of both companies duking it out in RM's box. Yeah!
That's gonna be great. Glad it's finally going to arrive.
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