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I am looking for get a new sound card for Christmas, but I haven't had one since my last rig a couple years ago. I had an Auzentech Prelude and I loved it. I don't know if Creative has any better driver support yet, but I would appreciate it if anyone could inform me on some of the trusted brands out there and what are some nice cards. I was thinking of staying around $150 and lower if possible. Most likely PCI.
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I have a creative card and the drivers work fine for me
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I was more talking about their driver support. I have heard countless times that they just take forever to put out new drivers when issues arise on cards.
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Get the Creative Titanium HD. It's 130. Excellent for gaming, good for music, fits your budget. Another brand to consider, but perhaps may not be as good for the price, is the Asus Xonar Series.

If you're on Windows 7, you shouldn't run into any problems with the Titanium HD. You may run into problems with some of the older Creative cards, but custom drivers can also help in that department.
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Get the Creative Titanium HD. It's 130. Excellent for gaming, good for music, fits your budget. Another brand to consider, but perhaps may not be as good for the price, is the Asus Xonar Series.
If you're on Windows 7, you shouldn't run into any problems with the Titanium HD. You may run into problems with some of the older Creative cards, but custom drivers can also help in that department.

Unfortunately that card is neither PCI nor does it even have the right outputs I would need for my computer speakers.
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I've been VERY happy with the HT Omega Claro+ over the last few years. Works great for music and games. BF3 positional sound is perfect and intense.
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