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    its ok.... but creative x-fi's aren't that great. run a search for sound cards, theres a ton of stuff about them. mostly bad caps, blowing caps, crap sound quality.

    for a good card, look at the azuntech x-mystique or x-plosion. cheaper too.
     
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    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/45...fEcIxWqnQ**.node3?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    for 10 bucks more you can get the entire front panel and control.

    according to the latest maximum pc, the azuntech are so-so, but horrible for gaming...the reviewers were surprise that the razer with the same chip outperformed the azuntech by a long shot...but for gaming, x-fi was the best, but that is due to creative trys to get a higher software support for it from games.
     
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    Sold.Thanks KTR.
     
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    Thanks for the input random,..I am sure in the music ect. department they{the other cards you mentioned}rock.
    But I am a frame per second junkie and have a serious 9.1{yes 9.1:rockout: } home audio set for my music and such,...so that deal from Fry's is about the best I have seen.;)
     
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    np.... i see what you mean if you are a perf junkie.
    personally, i like quality over performance, i can live with a 5fps loss in framerate.....

    btw, i'd really like to hear more about this 9.1 system.......
     
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    Wow... i'm impressed. and jealous as hell...
    Thats a pretty nice receiver unit as well.

    I'm currently using a Logitech Z-5500 set, stock, with integrated soundcard. Its decent, the sub is a real kicker, but the set is lacking in the midrange. which is a shame. its more geared towards gaming than music, i guess. And i simply don't have money for a soundcard....oh well.

    But i'm not complaining, i got the thing for free. theres NO WAY i could afford it on my own.
     
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    KTR,... just wanted to say thanks again for the heads up on that $;) 109.00 Deal from Fry's.:rockout:
    I just installed it yesterday and so far so good,I really like it.I sent the rebate in the same day so I see how long this will take.I wish they had a smaller or round cable that connects the drive-bay unit to the card.Time for some creative {no pun intended} cable management!
     

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