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Guys is it really worth it to buy an AMP+DAC/sound card for CS and general music listening or nah? What I read from the Tom's hardware test is that the built in sound card is basically the same as 2000$ equipment, except for the features when it comes to music, what about cs/gaming in general?
The thing about built in motherboard audio is that it varies a lot. A bad implementation of a Realtek ALC889 will sound awful, whereas a good implementation will sound pretty decent.

I think this, at the very least, is like .flac vs 328kb/s .mp3. I can tell a difference between those in a blind taste test. I can tell a difference between those, personally, but most people can't seem to tell any difference whatsoever.

I don't really think a good sound card is important for CS, but it's nice for music listening. It's also incredibly important if you have headphones that need an amplifier. My Sennheiser HD650s sound kinda crappy on my Xonar DX alone, but when amped, they sound wonderful.
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What's the best sound card I can buy for CS:GO that'll be under $200?
Edited by Jack Mac - 3/22/14 at 8:07am
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What's the best sound card I can buy for CS:GO that'll be under $200?

Honestly I grabbed the asus xonar dgx for 25-30$ on Amazon and even with that I can tell a pretty big difference over the onboard realtek. For just gaming I wouldn't want to spend over 50ish$ but to each his own. I've heard quite a few places that if its just for gaming you aren't going to see much difference between a 25$ card and a 200$ card and that the headphones make the bigger difference. Maybe someone else can offer better advice but I'd suggest maybe getting a cheaper card and some good headphones or if you already have decen headphones just to get a cheaper card and save a little cash.
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post

Honestly I grabbed the asus xonar dgx for 25-30$ on Amazon and even with that I can tell a pretty big difference over the onboard realtek. For just gaming I wouldn't want to spend over 50ish$ but to each his own. I've heard quite a few places that if its just for gaming you aren't going to see much difference between a 25$ card and a 200$ card and that the headphones make the bigger difference. Maybe someone else can offer better advice but I'd suggest maybe getting a cheaper card and some good headphones or if you already have decen headphones just to get a cheaper card and save a little cash.
I thought my Xonar DX was a noticable upgrade from cheaper sound cards I've tried, but only when listening to music.

For Counter Strike, there are some cards that have better positional audio settings, but otherwise I don't think it makes a difference. Xonar cards have crappy positional audio settings.
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Originally Posted by zemco999 View Post


A friend unboxed that last night after spending $25 on keys.
Nice.

All I get from $25 worth of keys is $2 worth of cheap skins.
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Well I'm looking at the Xonar DGX but I want something that'll help me with hearing people, I personally think my music and everything else sounds fine with onboard but there's always room for improvement.
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Originally Posted by Jack Mac View Post

Well I'm looking at the Xonar DGX but I want something that'll help me with hearing people, I personally think my music and everything else sounds fine with onboard but there's always room for improvement.

Maybe think about getting a cheaper sound card like the DGX and invest the rest in better headphones if you don't already have a good set. I'd argue that would make a much bigger difference for gaming. I'd say CS:GO wouldn't be able to utilize the features of a more expensive sound card anyway to make it worth spending the extra cash.
Edited by EVILNOK - 3/22/14 at 11:34am
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Well I'm looking at the Xonar DGX but I want something that'll help me with hearing people, I personally think my music and everything else sounds fine with onboard but there's always room for improvement.

I got a soundblaster Z recently (following the advices from people on OCN) and it's great for gaming or music.
Just make sure that your headphones have good soundstage otherwise the sound card won't help much in regards to positioning.
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I have officially met the most interesting type of scammer. I'm really not sure what to do. eh-smiley.gif

He claims he is doing a giveaway for an AK Red Laminate, originally he needed help making his crosshair static but now I think it was really just a cover story.

So far his game is to make me feel bad for him in hopes of getting me to give him over $30 worth of items. I just met the kid yesterday and he expects me to trust him?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So, hi
1:51 PM - Psycho29388: Im in a comp game atm
1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: ok
2:00 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Tell me when your done ok?
2:05 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I can send you a trade offer that will make you first
2:13 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™ is now Offline.
2:13 PM - Your state is set to Offline.
2:13 PM - Lost connection to Steam, will rejoin chat automatically when connection regained.
2:13 PM - Connected again and rejoined chat.
2:13 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™ is now Online.
2:27 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Hello?
2:34 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: You sadly only got 13 points you need 30 more if you want to be first.
2:34 PM - Psycho29388: Well the thing is about the contest is
2:35 PM - Psycho29388: You end up donating items worth way more than the prize is
2:35 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yes so i can get keys and get better stuff
2:35 PM - Psycho29388: I understand that
2:36 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So
2:36 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Can't you donate something a little bit more worth so you show people to help me smile.gif
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: If I had money to spare I'd have no problem donating more than I did
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: :/
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: I'd probably donate a couple of keys
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: WILL YOU? biggrin.gif
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: Thats the thing
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: I dont have the money for it
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: ;(
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Ok
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I understand.B
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Ops
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: When I have money i give away alot of stuff
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: When I dont have money Im mostly greedy
2:38 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yey maybe the next giveaway i get more stuff biggrin.gif
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: Really though
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: what you should do
2:38 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Or else I dont feel doing it
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: Is have it entry based instead of point based
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So i pick one random?
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: Yeah but
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the more items a person donates
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the more entries he gets
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: and it could be adapted into
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the point system you have now
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: This is gonna sound weird, but if I get a expensive weapon I give you 20 entries on the next giveaway wich is a knife
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: 10 entries for a hoenix case and 1 for each sticker capsule, etc
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: The phoenix case alone
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: is $1.50
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: and 3 of them could easily secure you a AK red Laminate
2:40 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: yeah
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So you can't donate anyhing expensive? :/
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: and I understand you use the money from donated items to buy keys right?
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: It's really had to giveaway you know
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yes
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: Well
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: instead of doing that
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: Lets say
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: you get $30 from this giveaway
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: For the next giveaway
2:42 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I wont get 30 bucks
2:42 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: From who?
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Lets just say
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: its an example
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Of my opinion on what I think you should do
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Lets say all the stuff that was donated to you is sold
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: and you get $30 for it all
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: You could then buy a weapon for $20 and 4 keys for $10
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: If you get lucky with the keys
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: You can keep whatever item you got
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: and then host another giveaway for the $20 weapon
2:43 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im having a really hard time understanding
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I just suck when it comes to that stuff ;(
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: God I hate my life
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I can't do anything right!!!!!!!!!!! ;((((
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: and yes im acting weird beacuse i got anxiety
2:46 PM - Psycho29388: Don't worry, you'll be fine.
2:47 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im not going in school it was 2 years ago thanks for bullying
2:48 PM - Psycho29388: But to be perfectly honest, I don't really want an AK Red Laminate that much, I just donated what I did because I care. Sure I didn't accept either of your trade offers, but that's because the items you picked out are like $20 in themselves. I already have a black laminate anyways.
2:48 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I was joking tho :/
2:49 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: But can I please have a ¨good¨ skin so i can start doing giveaways that someone actually gonna give a **** about?
2:49 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im so bad at getting cool skins ;(
2:50 PM - Psycho29388: Let me tell you something
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: Awhile ago I spent $25 on keys
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: Guess what I got
2:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: My mum would kill me if i did XD
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: The same skin three times in a row
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: then again and again, crappy items
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: all worth less than $2
2:52 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I bought keys ONE time for 20 euro, the best item i got was a ******* famas doomkitty
2:52 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: The good items i got is spent on real ******* money
2:53 PM - Psycho29388: And heres the thing, you sound like you don't have very good luck with items or anything. Why do a giveaway? Surely you want to keep what good items you have
2:53 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Well the luck i got in the games is the safe luck as i have irl
2:54 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: This is gonna sound very akward
2:55 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: But i just wanna cry, not for the items, not for the game, not for the giveaway, not for school, not for my dog is sick, not for the bulliyng. JUST CRY

Edited by PsYcHo29388 - 3/22/14 at 12:33pm
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

I have official met the most interesting type of scammer. I'm really not sure what to do. eh-smiley.gif

He claims he is doing a giveaway for an AK Red Laminate, originally he needed help making his crosshair static but now I think it was really just a cover story.

So far his game is to make me feel bad for him in hopes of getting me to give him over $30 worth of items. I just met the kid yesterday and he expects me to trust him?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So, hi
1:51 PM - Psycho29388: Im in a comp game atm
1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
1:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: ok
2:00 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Tell me when your done ok?
2:05 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I can send you a trade offer that will make you first
2:13 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™ is now Offline.
2:13 PM - Your state is set to Offline.
2:13 PM - Lost connection to Steam, will rejoin chat automatically when connection regained.
2:13 PM - Connected again and rejoined chat.
2:13 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™ is now Online.
2:27 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Hello?
2:34 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: You sadly only got 13 points you need 30 more if you want to be first.
2:34 PM - Psycho29388: Well the thing is about the contest is
2:35 PM - Psycho29388: You end up donating items worth way more than the prize is
2:35 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yes so i can get keys and get better stuff
2:35 PM - Psycho29388: I understand that
2:36 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So
2:36 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Can't you donate something a little bit more worth so you show people to help me smile.gif
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: If I had money to spare I'd have no problem donating more than I did
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: :/
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: I'd probably donate a couple of keys
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: WILL YOU? biggrin.gif
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: Thats the thing
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: I dont have the money for it
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: ;(
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Ok
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I understand.B
2:37 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Ops
2:37 PM - Psycho29388: When I have money i give away alot of stuff
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: When I dont have money Im mostly greedy
2:38 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yey maybe the next giveaway i get more stuff biggrin.gif
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: Really though
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: what you should do
2:38 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Or else I dont feel doing it
2:38 PM - Psycho29388: Is have it entry based instead of point based
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Oh
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So i pick one random?
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: Yeah but
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the more items a person donates
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the more entries he gets
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: and it could be adapted into
2:39 PM - Psycho29388: the point system you have now
2:39 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: This is gonna sound weird, but if I get a expensive weapon I give you 20 entries on the next giveaway wich is a knife
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: 10 entries for a hoenix case and 1 for each sticker capsule, etc
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: The phoenix case alone
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: is $1.50
2:40 PM - Psycho29388: and 3 of them could easily secure you a AK red Laminate
2:40 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: yeah
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: So you can't donate anyhing expensive? :/
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: and I understand you use the money from donated items to buy keys right?
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: It's really had to giveaway you know
2:41 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Yes
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: Well
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: instead of doing that
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: Lets say
2:41 PM - Psycho29388: you get $30 from this giveaway
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: For the next giveaway
2:42 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I wont get 30 bucks
2:42 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: From who?
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Lets just say
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: its an example
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Of my opinion on what I think you should do
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: Lets say all the stuff that was donated to you is sold
2:42 PM - Psycho29388: and you get $30 for it all
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: You could then buy a weapon for $20 and 4 keys for $10
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: If you get lucky with the keys
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: You can keep whatever item you got
2:43 PM - Psycho29388: and then host another giveaway for the $20 weapon
2:43 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im having a really hard time understanding
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I just suck when it comes to that stuff ;(
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: God I hate my life
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I can't do anything right!!!!!!!!!!! ;((((
2:44 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: and yes im acting weird beacuse i got anxiety
2:46 PM - Psycho29388: Don't worry, you'll be fine.
2:47 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im not going in school it was 2 years ago thanks for bullying
2:48 PM - Psycho29388: But to be perfectly honest, I don't really want an AK Red Laminate that much, I just donated what I did because I care. Sure I didn't accept either of your trade offers, but that's because the items you picked out are like $20 in themselves. I already have a black laminate anyways.
2:48 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I was joking tho :/
2:49 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: But can I please have a ¨good¨ skin so i can start doing giveaways that someone actually gonna give a **** about?
2:49 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Im so bad at getting cool skins ;(
2:50 PM - Psycho29388: Let me tell you something
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: Awhile ago I spent $25 on keys
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: Guess what I got
2:51 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: My mum would kill me if i did XD
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: The same skin three times in a row
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: then again and again, crappy items
2:51 PM - Psycho29388: all worth less than $2
2:52 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: I bought keys ONE time for 20 euro, the best item i got was a ******* famas doomkitty
2:52 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: The good items i got is spent on real ******* money
2:53 PM - Psycho29388: And heres the thing, you sound like you don't have very good luck with items or anything. Why do a giveaway? Surely you want to keep what good items you have
2:53 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: Well the luck i got in the games is the safe luck as i have irl
2:54 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: This is gonna sound very akward
2:55 PM - WaveXSweCS:GOBackup™: But i just wanna cry, not for the items, not for the game, not for the giveaway, not for school, not for my dog is sick, not for the bulliyng. JUST CRY

Spent way too much time even talking to him. I would have just blocked him immediately.
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