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Old July 4, 2009, 11:17 PM
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I got my auzentech xplosion installed the other day and I must say that music and GRAW2 sound far far far better now. :D
Screw onboard realtek ALC889A!
I can hear so much more now. :)

I second enaberif's suggestions.
LOL ! ANYTHING is better than the onboard realtek
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Old July 5, 2009, 03:02 AM
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Forte is the newer version of the prelude and only real perk is dedicated headphone amp and pci-x form.

Otherwise prelude is still a great card.
This is true, however, the other advantage the forte has is its really cheap (compared to prelude and D2X)

$104.99 after $10 MIR which is not much more than a striker.

Canada Computers - Sound Cards : Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile PCI Express Sound Card (AZT-FORTE).

NCIX had an extreme deal of the day that had it around that price, so it tells me that they can go that low and price match it.
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This is true, however, the other advantage the forte has is its really cheap (compared to prelude and D2X)

$104.99 after $10 MIR which is not much more than a striker.

Canada Computers - Sound Cards : Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile PCI Express Sound Card (AZT-FORTE).

NCIX had an extreme deal of the day that had it around that price, so it tells me that they can go that low and price match it.
The Auzentech Forte does not have the connections that I need for my Logitech X-540 speakers though. The Prelude does.
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What would that connection be? AFAIK, the forte has everything the prelude has to offer. If you are looking for standard 3.5mm analog connections, it comes with it through an adaptor. NightRain has posted a good review of it here:

Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Review
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What would that connection be? AFAIK, the forte has everything the prelude has to offer. If you are looking for standard 3.5mm analog connections, it comes with it through an adaptor. NightRain has posted a good review of it here:

Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Review

Ohhhhhhh ok well that helps alot. Thanks for the reply lol. I'll look into it man looks like a good deal.
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Yeah the forte comes with an analog adapter with the 6 3.5mm plug ins so it can remain low profile factor. Everything is there on it.

Other card to look at: Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer...

But if you can get the forte for just over 100 bucks, go with that card.
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I vote Forte aswell, it really is the best card for under 200 dollars plus it's upgradable should you be into that kind of thing.
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