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Which company makes a quality sound card at an affordable price? I am not looking for an insane card. I'm sure anything is better than integrated.

My motherboard has 1 PCI-e x16 slot (occupied by my GPU, obviously) and 2 PCI slots.

I can do the shopping for myself. I'd just like to know which brands are reliable, in terms of sound cards.
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so you need a PCI card.......

get this as bang for the buck card
Xonar DG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
or this
Xonar D1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132007

BTW what audio gear do you have?
    
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Originally Posted by Crag;15368718 
so you need a PCI card.......

get this as bang for the buck card
Xonar DG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
or this
Xonar D1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132007

BTW what audio gear do you have?

My speaker setup in in my system information. I will eventually be getting something better.
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Originally Posted by Joeful;15368733 
My speaker setup in in my system information. I will eventually be getting something better.

so you are sticking with stereo setup?
    
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The Xonar DG looks like it could be worthwhile. It's very inexpensive.
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so you are sticking with stereo setup?

I suppose? What other setup is there? I mean, I would use headphones every once in a while. Maybe I will pick up a pair of Turtle Beach, although I have never owned a pair. Do they live up to the hype?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeful;15368768 
I suppose? What other setup is there? I mean, I would use headphones every once in a while. Maybe I will pick up a pair of Turtle Beach, although I have never owned a pair. Do they live up to the hype?

no! smile.gif

Do not buy turtle beach, they are pretty bad. Razer, Logitech, etc all bad.

What kind of music do you listen to? What kind of games do you play?
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Originally Posted by Joeful;15368768 
I suppose? What other setup is there? I mean, I would use headphones every once in a while. Maybe I will pick up a pair of Turtle Beach, although I have never owned a pair. Do they live up to the hype?
no , i just asked to know what I/O Ports you need (2.0 , 5,1 , 7,1......) thats all

dont get M Audio , those are pointless unless you do record music alot or you have MIDI input

for your case i think the DG is more than enough , cheap , has a headphones AMP (the D1 dont) , you can in the future buy better PCIe card

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Originally Posted by Grief;15368799 
no! smile.gif

Do not buy turtle beach, they are pretty bad. Razer, Logitech, etc all bad.

What kind of music do you listen to? What kind of games do you play?

How are they ALL bad? I listen to everything. I play Adventure, Racing, RPG, MMORPG, FPS, etc.
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Originally Posted by Crag;15368814 
no , i just asked to know what I/O Ports you need (2.0 , 5,1 , 7,1......) thats all

dont get M Audio , those are pointless unless you do record music alot or you have MIDI input

for your case i think the DG is more than enough , cheap , has a headphones AMP (the D1 dont) , you can in the future buy better PCIe card

hope i helped

Yeah, you helped. I've been told anything from integrated is a huge improvement. I will probably grab the DG and eventually do a little more research.
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