Originally Posted by soulj4h
I could.. but how am i gonna impress the ladies with just one video card? :) Besides.. I've had the vidcards for over a year and they still perform quite well compared to some of the newer cards out. (was able to OC the **** out of em)
I dunno.. im kinda turned off by creative products right now with the problems I've had.. does the xonar not perform well in games? (such a sc2)
Hehe, you could get a single PCB dual GPU, that way the ladies would be all over you ;)
Xonar cards perform ok, and certainly better than onboard, but not nearly close to X-Fi based cards, they just lack on that. I honestly hope that changes in the future, as it would force Creative to step up their game, despite the X-Fi Titanium HD being nothing short of amazing.
I understand you being put off with those sound issues, but a soundcard should never have been that close to GPUs, of course it will pick up all sorts of EMI. A card with a proper EMI shield is a must, and even then it's not warranted that you're on the clear regarding that. The Titanium HD does have an EMI shield, even if it should look that previous X-Fi cards would have it more than the Titanium HD.
About SC2, it runs an odd engine that was made to have as wide compatibility as possible, but does tap on the hardware available on X-Fi cards (all X-Fi cards except XtremeAudio, that one isn't a true X-Fi) in order to provide higher quality SFX, better positional audio accuracy, the usual things that come when full audio effects are available