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Hi all, I never got around to getting good speakers for my current rig. Right now I just use a usb headset and sometimes the speakers that are built in to the led monitor. I dont have a soundcard in my rig, just using default mobo audio for now. I dug up my soundcard from my previous rig, it's a SB X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity. Is this card good? I'm looking for a good 2.1 speaker system. And, if needed, a new sound card. My budget for the speakers is $100-$200, and if a new soundcard is needed, i guess $200 is the limit for that. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
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That card would be fine - hit a cheap used stereo amp/receiver from Craiglist and a pair of bookshelf speakers and a 8-10" sub?
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Yes the sound card would be good, better then using your onboard audio, Later on if you feel you want a new sound card Within that range, X-FI HD and Xonar ST/X Are two great choices and you cant go wrong with either one, Both have machine Dip sockets for changing its op-amp. They would be a upgrade over your X-FI Xtreme gamer as well.
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