Sound Cards

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  1. Slash

    Slash New Member

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    Tell me if I should or shouldn't get a Soundblaster X-Fi Gamer....

    I play casual games and I need a front audio output. I saw the Audigy SE but it has no front audio jack..

    I use old Z560 logitech 4.1 speakers and some nice 2 channel headphones. I am just sick of my onboard 7.1 realtek sound because it keeps screwing up the output channels as I plug and unplug the headphones and Mic.

    What I need:
    Front audio output
    Ability to use Mic 2 (aka the mic from front audio) seperate from Mic 1 or Line in
     
  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    From what I've read the X-Fi is really just a crappy Audigy SE (same chipset)
    The XtremeGamer isn't all it's cracked up to be either

    So just get this and save yourself some headaches http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102024

    If you have to use a PCI card then you're kinda stuck with the Gamer. But if you can use a PCIE 1x plus it's only $3 more than the Gamer at Newegg
     
  3. Slash

    Slash New Member

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    Yeah I do have a PCI-E x1 slot available. Thanks
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    A slightly different way to go about this that may or may not work for you is to get a USB headset.
     

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