hello everyone! first post so hopefully i dont mess anything up too badly.
like the topic title says im looking to purchase a sound card mostly just for gaming. my main goal is to get one with good surround sound and directional cues for fps games and stuff like that.
ive done alot of research around the net and on these forums and it seems most people suggest the xonar stx cards for the best audio. but then they also say its pretty overkill for games and that that there are cheaper alternatives more focused on games.
so i guess my question is .. should i just get the xonar essense stx card? or is they a cheaper alternative made for games?
money isent too much of a issue but off course i dont want to spend more if i dont have too. also im currently using a sennheiser 598 headphone for my sound.
and for more info i also have an astro mix amp that i use for 360 and i rlly like the surround sound that gives.. but sadly to use it on pc i need dolby digital live which is what started this whole search lol..
thanks for your time!