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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post
You should have seen the look on my friends faces when I told them I had spent $250 on a sound card .

Though whether or not it is worth it entirely depends on whether or not you have a good speaker system and the quality of your onboard one, which in something like a G1 Sniper is really good already.
Same when my friends saw my £600 card

OT - yes I would grab a better card.
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Hello! Should i get a sound card for cheap speakers? I have some sound problems with my onboard Realtec, and i dont want to RMA it (microphone turning on for 10 seconds), could you advice me on a relatively cheap sound card to buy? Is Xonar DS/Creative X-Fi XtremeAudio ok? It's pretty much the most i would like to spend...
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Same when my friends saw my £600 card
I don't even... you bought a sound card 4x the price of your GPU???
 
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Okay, currently I'm using something similar. But is the 'green' output on the motherboard not the headphone output?

I was just wondering whether the cable convertor is resulting in a lack of audio quality?
Not really no.
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@ ottimus

I would recommend a cable that adapts from RCA male(hooks to stereo) to 3.5mm male(plugs to sound out of PC) if you don't use a sound card with RCA outputs. I have a 3 meter cable that has RCA on one end and 3.5mm on the other. You will not lose quality of audio with a quality cable, and less connections (like the adapter above with female RCAs) means less chance of loose plugs and loss of signal.

Creative's Titanium HD is an awesome card that does have RCA outs also. It is working beautifully for me, and I also play older games so the EAX capability is fantastic to have work right. Asus's implementation does lack in proper EAX support.

The Ti HD plays music like you won't believe. I have heard nuances in songs I have listened to for over 25 years that I never knew existed. Well worth the cost for clean audio in my opinion.
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