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Old April 28, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Question Upgrading from XtremeGamer to Forte worth it?

New build in the works and I'm wondering if this would be a worthwhile upgrade? This will be used mostly with headphones, my Alessandro MS2i's for music and possibly the M-Audio Q40s for some late night gaming. I know the Forte is great but is it really worth the $150 upgrade? Also how much are x-fi xtremegamers going for used these days? Cheers!
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Old April 28, 2009, 04:43 PM
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Worth the upgrade and more so since it has a dedicated headphone amp.
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Old April 29, 2009, 12:56 PM
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when i went from my xfi fatality to my forte it was way nicer sound i thought. First thing i noticed how much louder and crisp the sound was. What was normal listening volume on the creative xfi was WAY to loud for the forte, i listen to things on about half the volume that i used too.
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Sorry kept on meaning to check this thread! Thanks for the advice guys!
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Damn, just bought a xtremegamer =( I thought it was going to be a good sound card, guess ill have to replace is down the road.
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