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Is the sound card in my rig any good, or should I get the ASUS Xonar DG? I will only get the DG if there is like a MASSIVE sound difference between my current one and the new one. Budget is $30.

For the Mic, the budget is $20. I really do not want a clip on mic. I want something which will pick up sound well from around 4 feet away. Is this one any good?

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I got my DG from Central Computers in Santa Clara. They let me return it for a full refund the next day.

You should do the same so you don't have to put your trust in anyone's response.

Here's their crappy website: http://www.centralcomputers.com/
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I got my DG from Central Computers in Santa Clara. They let me return it for a full refund the next day.

You should do the same.
There is one very close to my house, right off of El Camino. I think it's cheaper on Amazon though.
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let me know if it works for you. i have a similar situation
    
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It's not. 29.95 + 10% taxes.

It's one of the things Central Computers has for a great price along with CAT5e cable and delicious WMOs.
Edited by cuad - 6/14/11 at 8:30pm
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It's not. 29.95 + 10% taxes.

It's one of the things Central Computers has for a great price along with CAT5e cable and delicious WMOs.
How big is the Sunnyvale store? I haven't ever been in the store; I usually just go to Microcenter or Fry's in Palo Alto/Sunnyvale.
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I've only been to the one in Santa Clara. That one is a little smaller than Microcenter.
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I've only been to the one in Santa Clara. That one is a little smaller than Microcenter.
Dang, that's pretty big still.
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Alright then it's way smaller than Microcenter. Half the size let's say. Anyway it doesn't matter. Just go and enjoy the 4th and 5th legit computer store down here while places like San Antonio Texas have none.
Edited by cuad - 6/14/11 at 8:42pm
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There's a microcenter in California?! Where? Probably far down in the south.
It should be a big difference from onboard to dedicated, but I can't say for sure as I don't have a functional soundcard at the moment. You could always bite the bullet for one.
As for the microphone, I heard that logitech one is great.
You can also make a removable boom mic as Fragtality
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0-boom-mic-mod
with any old headset or a cheap one off some site.
Since the AD700s are open, it might very very very slightly have different sound (not necessarily bad) but you probably won't notice a difference at all.

I also saw some guys mod they're headphones to have a mic in jack on their headphones and get a $3 flexible mic on Amazon to attach to it.
You probably wouldn't go that far though.

EDIT: Fry's suck, but its the only computer store I have.
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