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March 9, 2011 12:16:35 AM

it needs to be PCI and i will be using the audio technica ad700 headphone. all i care about is clarity, sound stage, and directional positioning.

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March 9, 2011 12:42:14 AM

I'f i'm not mistaken COD4 is one of the few games that actually utilizes Creative's EAX .
I would go with an Auzentech Forte it has a dedicated headphone and features hardware based gaming features like EAX5.
Btw a pcie x1 card works in a pci slot.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35596&vpn=AZTXFF7105551&m...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
http://www.ncixus.com/products/35596/AZTXFF7105551/Auze...

Or the Bravura.
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49090&vpn=AZT%2DBRAVURA&m...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
http://www.ncixus.com/products/49090/AZT-BRAVURA/AuzenT...
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March 9, 2011 1:36:00 AM

Actually COD4 uses Directsound, not Directsound3d, hence no EAX. COD1 and COD2 used EAX, but not COD4.
Also, to clarify, EAX is only usable without resorting to annoying work-arounds (Alchemy) on Windows XP and earlier OSs.

It will still sound better on a good sound card though, sounds great on my Forte.
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March 9, 2011 2:00:03 AM

jay_l_a said:
Actually COD4 uses Directsound, not Directsound3d, hence no EAX. COD1 and COD2 used EAX, but not COD4.
Also, to clarify, EAX is only usable without resorting to annoying work-arounds (Alchemy) on Windows XP and earlier OSs.

It will still sound better on a good sound card though, sounds great on my Forte.

I use a Forte as well but game exclusively on Steam.
Here's some related info regarding EAX implementation.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...
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March 9, 2011 5:00:24 AM

You can try Asus Xonar DS. A low profile design yet proper 3D sound for games.
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March 9, 2011 11:06:17 AM

There are still a LOT of PCI cards out there. The ones I can think of off-hand:

My recommendations have not changed much. Basically comes down to budget/needs more then anything.

Budget:
ASUS Xonar DS

Mid-Range:
ASUS Xonar D1
HT Omega Striker

High-End:
Auzentech Prelude
ASUS Xonar D2

Theres probably others on my standard card list that are PCI, but I'd have to check each one [which I can't do while at work]. Still, you have a lot of options to choose from.

Also, consider EAX dead and depriciated. It really hasn't been used in years now.
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