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What sound card (if any) should I be looking to get?

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Hi all!

I just ordered my Logitech z906 5.1 speakers with the 50% off logitech stuff. I just built my comp, look below. Asus Mobo, I'm using the on board 7.1 HD audio with my logitech z623 2.1. I am a bit of a audiophile, I listen to a wide range of music, play RTS and FPS games a bit. Would I even need a sound card? Current sound is pretty decent can't compare it to my turbine pro coppers though.

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What is your budget?

If you are on a tight budget I would recommend a refurbished Creative X-FI SB Titanium. Regular price is $80 but you can get it for $50 factory refurbished from Creative off of Amazon. The one I got looked brand new.

They do very well for gaming, and they sound great for music as well. Of course, if you are ONLY listening to music, I believe the Xonar DX would be a better choice at $90 new or $60-70 refurbished. Note that if you play any BC2 at all this card will not perform very well.
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Budget is under $100 forgot to mention that, is it a huge difference from the on board?
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Originally Posted by Vestito View Post
Budget is under $100 forgot to mention that, is it a huge difference from the on board?
Yes, it will be a massive difference. Onboard sound is pretty pathetic.

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I would say that's a solid choice at that price
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That's the one

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I'd choose Xonar DX over Titanium any day. Except if you play BC2. OTherwise music quality is better and it can do 90% of what the titanium can do in gaming. Still the link is a decent deal.
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