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So i am looking for a soundcard to fit my pci-e slot

i dont have pci-x or pci slots so my auzentech xplosion will not fit.

was wondering if this was a good option:

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty

i was wondering if a front panel will work too with this so i might as well pick it up also.

i game and listen to music and wanting to pair my klipsch 5.1 with these and maybe buy a set of turtle beaches later.

all suggestions and commets are welcome
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If you want a premium card for music, this is it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product

Creative is fine for gaming, generally speaking. I prefer the ASUS Xonar cards myself.
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but for the klipsch i need a line in. i need to look into this more but that what i was planning on going on with also but i dont use RCA cables
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post #4 of 13
how about the Auzentech X-Fi Forte
http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_forte.php
and it can be fitted with the fatal1ty front panal
frankly i don't have the fatal1ty card but everybody saying that unlike the forte it`s drivers are not stable, and saying that you are interested in gaming the X-Fi cards are now the best gaming cards
even they are at the same price at 150$
    
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ugh yeah unstable. lookin @ the asus and the x-fi cards.

hefty price.

my xplosion was a beast!
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Asus Xonar Essence ST
Asus Xonar Essence STX
HT Omega Claro Plus
HT Omega Claro Halo
HT Omega Claro Halo XT (Claro Halo + XT attachment for 7.1)

Asus also has a 7.1 add on card for the Essence cards. They say it only works for the STX but I think it might work with the ST if it has the right connection.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Asus Xonar Essence ST
Asus Xonar Essence STX
HT Omega Claro Plus
HT Omega Claro Halo
HT Omega Claro Halo XT (Claro Halo + XT attachment for 7.1)

Asus also has a 7.1 add on card for the Essence cards. They say it only works for the STX but I think it might work with the ST if it has the right connection.
It's the other way around. The Xonar H6 expansion card is for the Essence ST. The Essence STX doesn't have the header for the H6, but it comes with virtual 7.1.

If you're going to game, any of the X-Fi Titanium cards are your best bet. If you're more into music, then the Xonar cards are generally better (Essence ST / STX).

The X-Fi Titanium HD is a great gaming and music card (so I've read), but it's only 2.1, unless you're using the S/PDIF and connecting the card via the S/PDIF to a receiver, and then attaching speakers to the receiver, which will give you 5.1, 6.1 (or 7.1 with 2 of the channels in mono).
Edited by coelacanth - 4/12/11 at 2:39pm
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post #8 of 13
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the question is. fr a 5.1 set of speakers. i will game and i will listen to a lot of music but the outputs are concerning me cause the 5.1 speakers have an green audio cord which is an input/output cord. is that suffice enough for the RCA inputs of the sound card.

sorry i'm not an audioholic so i wont be getting a reciever maybe in the super future
Edited by k0rnh0li0 - 4/13/11 at 5:57pm
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post #9 of 13
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still debating D2X and Fatality

i've heard people had problems with the d2x. nothing on fatality yet but i want to get the front control panel also.

thinking about getting the champion if one is laying around but you guys need to help me! and its hard finding the titanium HD.
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post #10 of 13

Check this out, X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series for $119.99.

Amazon:


Creative Store:
http://us.outletstore.creative.com/R...B0042U7XLS.htm

Here's a refurbished Asus Xonar STX for $129.99 (use code: dealtaker for an extra 10% off)
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...SSENCESTX-PB-R

Something to keep in mind, you can put a PCI-E sound card in any PCI-E slot, including the 16x slots for graphics cards.
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