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Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 12:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Okay well today im going out to get the HD 4870 1GB Video card. Should i get the Killer Xeno NIC Card or a sound card if a sound card instead what sound card use for gaming looking to spend around $90


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Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 12:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2009, 02:25pm EDT

 
>> Re: Recommendations.
Get a soundcard. Some people will tell you to get the XFI Xtreme Gamer but don't, it sucks. Instead, spend less and get the Xtreme Audio card. It will work great for games, music and video. The Xtreme Gamer sounds terrible for anything but games. The Killer Nic looks a bit like a waste of money but if it actually does what it says I could see it's worth.

Have fun with you're new HD4870 man! I'm sure you'll be happy.

Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 12:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2009, 12:47pm EDT

 
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Appreciate you helping me i've seen on all if not most of my topics :)

forgot to mention i need pci-e but the xtreme audio is pci-e ^_^

Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 02:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2009, 02:32pm EDT

 
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No problem dude. You need PCI or PCI-E? The Xtreme Audio is PCI-E, yes, but your motherboard should support it...what is your motherboard?

Plug & Play Jul 28, 2009, 02:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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NIC cards are proven to be a gimmick with very little in the way of improvements.

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard
Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 03:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Not the Killer NIC! haha, yeah it seems too good to be true for sure.

Plug & Play Jul 28, 2009, 03:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah the killer NIC, The amount of reviews on that card I have read that says it does very little to enhance a ping is crazy.

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard
Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 04:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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PCI-E x1 Biostar TA790GXB A2+ i got it with a AMD II X4 Phenom 940 combo basically free.

Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 04:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You should have no problems installing that sound card Chris.

Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 04:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Can you Newegg me :)

Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 04:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The card doesn't seem to be on Newegg! You'll have to buy it from another site, get it though it's great.

http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-Extreme-Audio/M...IZC0GO.htm

Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 04:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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DP.

Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 07:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Okay my current build is.

AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.4 Ghz
Biostar TA790GXB A2+
650w Corsair TX
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
4GB G Skill @ 1066 Mhz
160 GB Western Digital HDD

What can i improve ^_^?

My integrated sound is way better than i thought i was using a usb headset which was why my sound clairity and else was garbage

Michael C Jul 28, 2009, 07:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2009, 08:03pm EDT

 
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Wait...you have a GTX 260? Why were you thinking of getting a HD4870 then? Or did you get that instead? Honestly I don't see anything you can really improve in that rig that is worth spending money on at this time. The only thing would be your harddrive. Look up the Samsung Spinpoint F1.

Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 08:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2009, 08:05pm EDT

 
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i got the hd 4870 for my other rig ^_^

i dont use this pc for much only games other is my movies / music / everything which has a 1.5 tb hdd

Adam Kolak Jul 28, 2009, 08:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I wouldn't upgrade a system with those specs yet, unless you have a really high resolution monitor (1920x1200 or higher) then you may find it worth upgrading to dual GTX 260s in SLI.

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Chris Chang Jul 28, 2009, 09:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the advice guys

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Michael C said:
DP.


Double Penetration?

Plug & Play Jul 29, 2009, 06:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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:P

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Michael C Jul 29, 2009, 09:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I KNEW someone was going to say that. It's supposed to mean double post, but we'll go with double pen.

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>> Re: Recommendations.
Should i get the Killer Xeno NIC Card


For a sec there I thought you were joking...

That card is a joke.


Get SB X-FI Titanium.

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