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i love music and gaming so i am looking at sound cards iv seen one that i really like the sound of in reviews but am i just going overkill unnecessarily this is the card I'm looking at http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...088600005.html would appreciate opinions it will be a while before i fully decide anything
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I have that one and I wouldn't live without it.

EAX 5.0 support and sourround sun on stereo music etc, and you can plug RCA input on the front panel. I say go for it, you won't be dissappointed!
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There are better cards out there than that. Take a look at the Xonar line. You won't get the front panel but you will get an overall better sound card for the price.
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by mikejf View Post
i love music and gaming so i am looking at sound cards iv seen one that i really like the sound of in reviews but am i just going overkill unnecessarily this is the card I'm looking at http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...088600005.html would appreciate opinions it will be a while before i fully decide anything

That's the card you want. Ignore all that FATAL1TY, Front Panel Controller crap. It's trash. That's just for looks and convenience, but the actual card is the same as the 80 dollar version in Best Buy or whatever.

You'll get much better performance out of the card I posted and you'll also save money sadly.
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I generally would not pay more then $80 for a sound card and if you intend on getting one, then unless you hook them up to a good 5.1 surround sound speakers, then there would be no advantage over MOBO sound.
 
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ASUS Xonar DX, just got one and I am loving it
The DX, IMO, is one of the best priced sound cards right now at around about $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006
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