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X-Fi XtremeGamer or Fatal1ty Pro

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April 24, 2007 6:17:37 AM

So I've got a choice between the

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer for AUD$215; and the
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro for AUD$298

I will be running on a high end gaming system system with Logitech Z-2300 speakers.

Any input would much appreciated.

Cheers
Lazarus
April 24, 2007 8:35:45 AM

What OS are you going to run?

I ask because I don't think EAX even works in Vista. Last I read creative released some drivers to wrap EAX to OpenAL for specific games at the driver install time. Might be more hassle than its worth.
April 25, 2007 2:10:38 PM

I have the Fatal1ty Pro and I'd say that what it gives you over the Xtreme Gamer is not worth the difference in price, as the X-RAM doesn't have much use.

If you want a step up from the Xtreme Gamer (say you want the gold-plated jacks), I'd recommend the Xtreme Music.

According to this, EAX does indeed work in Vista, but I've not tried it myself:

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/11/28/Vista_will_supp...
April 26, 2007 7:06:14 AM

Lazarus7

www.msy.com.au

This place has the X-fi XtremeMusic for $175AUD, just download their price list (updates almost everyday)
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