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Sh0rD

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#1 15 years ago

Well, nice - if your looking for a nice sound card to go with a nice sound of speakers - well the best set of speakers... go with the cretive audigy gamer 5.1 with klipsch 5.1

I wouldnt go with anything else

but if you want the 6.1 for movies and music (not for games) then go with the audigy 2




Fiyaitup

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#2 15 years ago

my sblive! also hampers my bf enjoyin experience, though i dont max out at 30, on max audio settings i hit about 50, then it'll go up and down between 50 and 90, pain in the ass i tell u, but yeh i recently found out on my own that it was to blame when i dropped my audio settings and my mouse seemed to move/respond so fast that i spun in circles doing what i was accustomed to doing, i blame OLD ASS drivers, audigy cards have new fresh clean drivers, sblive customers get drivers from august, whereas audigy owners get drivers from like a week ago, im gonna sell out to the audigy side....maybe audigy 2 or audigy gamer...




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#3 15 years ago

new drivers make the hell of a difference :agreed:




AcesNEights~X~

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#4 15 years ago
Originally posted by Sh0rD ...if you want the 6.1 for movies and music (not for games) then go with the audigy 2

ShOrD, while I will not argue the quality of Klipsch speakers, which are, without a doubt, THE top of the line, I have to take exception with the quote above... Maybe not the intention of the quote, but in the way it was phrased. As it reads, it sounds, (even with the entire post,) as if the Audigy 2 is unworthy of games, and only useful for movies and music. Untrue. As I mentioned numerous times, the gamer is a quality card, and certainly a good one for what it's moniker stands for, but the FACT is, anything that the Gamer has going for it, the Audigy 2 handles, and then some... If the Gamer does it, the Audigy 2 does it, and either duplicates it, or does it better. Certainly, any prospective buyer of ANY system, whether it be card, speakers, or both, has to take their own situation into account, both in need and financially, but the above quote, if read the way it was written seems skewed. Once again, I (and others, yourself included, I believe,) urge those searching to hit up www.creative.com and check out the comparison charts, and use that as a determination as to what their needs vs. affordability warrant. A 5.1 system is definitely perfect for a gaming system, and will also give a pretty nice multimedia experience, as well. The Audigy 2, with a suitable 6.1 speaker set, (coupled with the 5.1 -> 6.1 upmix switch,) will take the 5.1 games and simulate a 6.1, and for those games that have 6.1 in mind during their creation, will only ADD to any experience the 5.1 offers... The end result is, that no matter what I or anybody has to offer in regards to opinion, each prospective buyer needs to take a look at what each card has to offer, and make that determination for themselves; the quote you offered, however sounds as if SB took a step down and AWAY from gaming when they released the A2, which is pretty far from the truth. I'm pretty sure, and hopeful, that I read the quote above far too literally, and this diatriabe was unwarranted, but with the way it was phrased, I felt that I needed to throw my 2 cents in, yet again. On another A2 price watch, CompUSA was selling the A2, (with a MIR) for $99 this week... With the sales bringing it even further down, it's quickly getting to the point that it's offering more for almost the identical price as the 5.1s with less overall power...

Best wishes,

Regards,

Aces~X~




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#5 15 years ago

well, when the Klipsch 6.1 comes out, if it ever does, I might think about getting the Audigy 2. But I have had just about EVERY Creative Speaker. And well, the power is lacking. Now, of course the more speakers the "better" the gameplay. But what qualities other than another speaker really holds true for gaming??? A little bit of something but what is the big difference... Really Nothing.




AcesNEights~X~

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#6 15 years ago

I'm not going to argue the quality of Klipsch vs. Creative speakers... There's really no contest whatsoever... BUT, the jist of this whole thread was about the sound card itself... Someone just setting up a sound system should pick their card first, their speakers second... At least in my line of thinking, IMHO. My only point in my last post was this: The way your comment was phrased, made it sound as if the SB2 was good for only movie and music (not games), which is entirely untrue. I have stated several times that a 5.1 system is perfect for gamers, and the only point I was attempting to make was this... The SB2 is perfect as a multi-purpose card: movies, music AND games, while a 5.1 setup is highly acceptable and great for a gaming system... Hell, it'll be good for movies and music, as well. I'd much rather sit here with the power to run those Klipsch speakers (if they were out yet,) than have the Klipsch 6.1 speakers and a have a 5.1 card... To me, it's kinda like "putting the cart before the horse". Quite honestly, even with the Creative speakers, I find the seperate rear center channel to be a great addition when playing games, as opposed to the "mix" of the rear channels some of my friends have on some higher end speakers. It's not a HUGE, OVERWHELMING difference, but yes, there IS defintely a difference... Regardless, if I had ended up with a 5.1 system, I would have been perfectly happy, as well... Either way is great, and you really can't go wrong no matter your choice. Enjoy!

Regards,

Aces~X~




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#7 15 years ago

I get 60fps with a P4 2ghz, 512 mb ram, geforce 2, SB live 5.1 mp3 + gamer, 100 gb hd. All video/audio set to high. Oh, I have cable modem too.

Just throwing this in for comparison value.




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#8 15 years ago

I must say that all this talk about the audigy series card is really one sided. I use a soundblaster live 5.1, and have no problems what so ever.But then again i am hooked up to my home stereo for speakers and amp push for an available 1200 watts of death if I wish, but the neighbors seem to be a bit nervous. So its really a matter of what you need and what you can afford.:lol:




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#9 15 years ago

The main prob. I'm having is the system will lock up & lock the last sound being created, usually. Sometimes it will just lock up w/no sounds. I've determined it is the SBLive drivers for XP. If I install w/out the drivers, system is more stable. But even w/out the SB drivers, it will still lockup. I've only had these prob. since I've been using teamspeak software I run underneath BF'42. On this same set-up, I had no prob. Once I installed the Roger Wilco, or whatever teamspeak software I use, I started having probs. Doing some digging, I found the the SBLive series of cards are @ the bottom of the recommended cards. Meaning, you need @ LEAST one of these cards to handle the multiple sound streams. So upgrading the soundcard is all together a good idea if your having probs. w/lag or FPS. It doesn't mean buying a new card is going to fix your probs. If you can go buy & return a soundcard like one gentleman suggested, that is a good way to see if it is the right fix for you. If you @ least get an Audigy it should be more than enough for awhile 'till you'll need to upgrade. I'm gonna try it. My system:

KX7-333R v1.1 XP 2100 + T-Bred B AIUHB 0302 (@ 2.5Mhz) (2) 256mb Corsair XMS3500 (2) Maxtor 20g 7200rpm 2m cache Plextor 12/10/32A CDRW ATI Radeon 9500Pro (softmodded-9700Pro) SBLive X-Gamer Linksys NIC w/4 port router/switch TTGI 520w PSU SK-7 w/80mm 55cfm fan ViewSonic 19" A90f (18.1 viewable flatscreen) Logitech MX-500 mouse

So you see, I have a pretty good rig. My FPS is very good, around 80-90. I think the game is capped @ 99.9 FPS. I feel the SBLive is holding me back a little in the lag department. Hello Audigy.;)




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#10 15 years ago

Just Got my Alien ware Custom

Amd Athlon XP 3200+ 1 GB DDR PC3200 NVIDIA Geforce FX 5900 256mb Liquid Cooled 480 GB hard drivespace on 4 120 GB Hard drives

But the funny thing is I still have dial up

It took it 2 months to get It

All I have to say is DAMN every level loads in 5 secs or less And can play co op with all 64 ai's and doesnt effect my gameplay at all.




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