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So i think we can all agree, most of my system is pretty boss...

EXCEPT! I have been using onboard audio + cummy headset forever.

I think it is time to change that.

So, what i want to purchase:

-soundcard

-Headphones (speakers are not an option due to living arrangements, so don't even try)

-zalman clip mic thingermajig

So i need suggestions.

about me:

Music>games

-I play games like CS:S and BFBC2/BF3 (when it comes out), so positional sound (whatever it's called) would be nice i guess. Not really a big deal though. As long as it isnt a step backwards from onboard.
-I listen mostly to electronic music, dubstep, trance, teenager hip-hop-pop-crap too.....I like bass.
-I've used both open and closed headsets, and i don't have a preference
-I have PCI and PCIe slots, but I would prefer a PCIe card as i might eventually have a board without PCI

Budget: well, i had $600, just speant $260 on BD, and need about another $200 for a board, so call it $150, but if we could keep it under $100 i would be elated for this audio stuff (card+headphones). I think that is doable right? I'm not an audiophile, so as long as it sounds pretty good over onboard, i'll like it.


Thanks for any help.
Edited by reflex99 - 10/13/11 at 11:38pm
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You'll want a Titanium HD for BC2 and CS:S. Nuff said, there are no other options.

That's 142 dollars in and of itself.

You'll need more money for the headphones unless you can find the Titanium HD on sale by someone private for a lot less.
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