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    Review: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD PCI Express Sound Card.



    If your'e like me and have a desktop stashed away in the back of your vehicle running off a power inverter you may want to look into this Sound Card.
    My sound Quality was initially very poor, which was being sent out through the Mother Boards on board sound which really sounded alright when it was only being heard through head phones. However in my Mitsubishi Montero being pushed through a 700W 5CH amp it sounded like junk..
    I was getting all sorts of interference as well..
    First I thought it was the 3.5mm to RCA cable, nope..
    Then I was talking to a guy at a computer store and he tried to push a $20 sound card on me saying it was the on board sound.. I figured if I was gonna spend any money on a sound card I would purchase something that would be worth while.
    I wanted something that had RCA connections so that I could just ditch the 3.5mm jack all together..

    Then I discovered the X-fi Titanium HD.. I ordered it up from Tiger Direct (cause New Egg has completely lost their way!).. It arrived a day later and upon opening the package and inspecting I am truly amazed at the sheer quality of this sound card.. I then went on to test out the card..
    Was it a bunch of hype or not??
    I could not even believe what I was hearing was all because a change in sound card!
    It was simply phenomenal!
    Movies sounded more crisp, details could be heard that I never knew existed, overall it created a much more enjoyable experience.

    A++ Rating --- This card is well worth the money.
    I paid $169.99 from Tiger Direct -- I have seen it cheaper though I purchased from a big online retailer for reputation reasons.

    A brief rundown on my system..

    APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
    SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W PSU
    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD MB
    AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor
    Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
    cirago BTA-6210 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Dongle support Bluetooth 2.1
    Creative Labs 70SB127000002 X-Fi HD PCIe Sound Card
    Slim DVD Drive
    Visteon HD Radio
    BU 353 GPS
    40dBm USB WIFI Antenna
    Generic PCI 4 port USB card
    Lilliput FA1046-NP/C/T 10.4 inch Monitor
    JL Audio XD700/5 Amplifier
    1000W Energizer Power Inverter
    Monster GreenPower™ HDP 850G PowerCenter
    etc.. The rest is USB extension cables, buttons and what not..

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    Great review. I'm considering on mounting my unit in the rear storage case of my Yukon right next to the inverter so I won't have to spend a lot of customizing the center console to fit my case. However from what I read is the PC should not exceed 250 watts on the power supply and I noticed you have a 400 watt. Is that because you using the inverter or do I need some type of upgrading battery and alt in order to handle the load?

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