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XP_GUN
08-15-09, 11:21 PM
Its either one of these cards. Really don't know which one to get?

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102024
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/29-102-024-02.jpg

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/29-132-006-06.jpg

K007
08-16-09, 12:08 AM
thats one big size difference...

crainger
08-16-09, 12:30 AM
Well you can do DDL and DTS Connect on both now. Creative has the better D3D support if you like to play older games on Vista and 7. The ASUS is cheaper, but also missing Optical ports if you like those (unless they have one of those mini optical jacks)

I'd go with the Creative myself. Just recently I was having trouble getting MGS2 running, once I took out my 2nd 260GTX and put my X-Fi back in with Alchemy, all was well.

Then again there is also Alchemy Universal. But that is all we shall say about that no?

Mr Bigman
08-16-09, 12:47 AM
Thanks Forest.

Go Creative since its a household name tabo.

bob saget
08-16-09, 12:52 AM
tabo is right.

ATi
08-16-09, 03:23 AM
get the X-Fi Titanium I'm loving it.+ you don't need a floppy drive for it like the asus

crainger
08-16-09, 03:59 AM
Why do you need a floppy for the ASUS?

ATi
08-16-09, 04:11 AM
Why do you need a floppy for the ASUS?

yes ... check out the review for the asus you need a floppy to power it

crainger
08-16-09, 05:15 AM
Oh. Bit of a pain if you use a modular PSU and have to connect the floppy cable. ::(:

XP_GUN
08-16-09, 10:25 AM
Thanks guys I guess ill be picking up the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium today. :D

Logical
08-16-09, 10:44 AM
Why not consider the asus xonar D2 ?

bacon12
08-16-09, 11:49 AM
What Logical said, I have one and its the best card I have ever owned. Im still not happy with the creative drivers, and console on windows 7.

I am using some older drivers on Vista with my D2, and its much more stable. No pops ever, only issue is if a video or game does not shut down properly it makes a sound loop sometimes requiring a reboot. Newer drivers have fixed a lot of that but I loose my mic in TF2.

XP_GUN
08-16-09, 11:56 AM
Well I have been needing to get a new one ASAP since my onboard audio jack on the motherboard broke. I also needed to keep it under $100 because of the fact I need to buy a laptop in a week for college.

ATi
08-16-09, 02:48 PM
Why not consider the asus xonar D2 ?

some games can crash if you use the DX mode and you need a floppy:thumbdwn: