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ragenrok August 5, 2008 01:37 PM

How good is the HT Omega Striker 7.1?
Hey all, I want to know how good this omega strike card is?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22973&vpn=STRIKER%5F7%2E1&manufactur e=HT%20Omega[/URL]
I just ordered it and want to make sure its a good sound card before its to late to cancel. I ordered this one cause it had Coaxle out which is what this surround sound system I have in my closet has and looks like a good item
Its use will be
80% Gaming
20% Music & Movies

CanadaRox August 5, 2008 04:32 PM

I don't have any experience with the Strike so I don't know about its sound quality, but I have the HT Omega Claro and I can say that HT Omega provides amazing support and their drivers WORK. I previously had a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio and Xtreme Music. The drivers for this are a much better layout, and I've had no problem with them (Vista x64, XP 32 and XP 64).

cadaveca August 5, 2008 05:10 PM

The striker is not that great of a card, but great for it's cost. Only slightly better than on-board sound.

ragenrok August 5, 2008 06:06 PM

big advantage for me ove ron-board though is coaxle out.

Can you recomend me any around the $70-$80 markt hat can do coaxle out and work well?

cadaveca August 5, 2008 06:19 PM

That card. That's actually why I bought it, so to be able to pass thorugh DVD sounds to my amp. After that I went X-Fi, had driver issues, and now have Xonar D2X, both of which are a bit more than waht you are looking to spend, but I'd recommend holding out until you could afford prelude, usually on sale @ ncix for like 139, or something along those lines.

ragenrok August 6, 2008 07:04 AM

thanks,t hats what i decided to do acctually lol.

I decided to hold out on ordering some WC parts untill next month and bought myself the Prelude instead. The alchemy program offers support for my old games I play like WoW and guild wars and new games like COD4 already support surround sound apperently.

enaberif August 6, 2008 08:14 AM

ht omega striker is a great card for gaming and works very well but due to its age and the fact better cards are out like the Xonar.. I'd say go for that one.

ragenrok August 6, 2008 09:28 AM

I picked the Prelude over the Xonar because of price. NCIX had the prelude on sale for $145+$20 MIR and $5 shipping, even before the MIR it was like $30 cheaper than the Xonar.

Robscix August 6, 2008 11:08 AM

..and so, how do you like the Prelude?

cadaveca August 6, 2008 11:11 AM

I don't think he's got it yet...

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