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I could always go to sears and get one. 35$..
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by White Fire View Post

I could always go to sears and get one. 35$..

And leave your house? THIS IS MADNESS.

~Panic Attacks~

But seriously, yes, that's an option. Going to Sears to try and find them for 35. Then you have to buy a Xonar DG which is not 20 like recommended. It's actually 27. So now 35+27=62 Then buy a cheapo mic+7 dollars, nearly 70 bucks.

Now you're 5 over limit, and don't have the best gaming headphones for your near price range. That said, you will have a sound card and that helps a lot over onboard.

So either way is good. My way allows you to have better gaming in the end run, Kiwi's way allows you to have everything now.
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post #13 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post

And leave your house? THIS IS MADNESS.
~Panic Attacks~
But seriously, yes, that's an option. Going to Sears to try and find them for 35. Then you have to buy a Xonar DG which is not 20 like recommended. It's actually 27. So now 35+27=62 Then buy a cheapo mic+7 dollars, nearly 70 bucks.
Now you're 5 over limit, and don't have the best gaming headphones for your near price range. That said, you will have a sound card and that helps a lot over onboard.
So either way is good. My way allows you to have better gaming in the end run, Kiwi's way allows you to have everything now.

I have a mic already, but I don't use it, there is nothing I could possibly need it for.
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post #14 of 17
yet you want a gaming headset with a mic
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Err, I just realized the RH-600s go for 42 dollars as well. That said, 42+27=69 dollars, same you would buy for the other set minus a mic.

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/samson-rh-600-headphones.html

Better gaming headphone.
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post #16 of 17
I know I'll probably get a hard time from the serious sound guys, but I just bought one of these sound cards yesterday.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102036

It's pretty cheap (I bought it at Best Buy and paid a few more bucks but got out of shipping and a 3-4 day wait) and there is a huge difference from my generic on board sound. The reason I didn't get a pci card is because I have no room left on my board because of the two huge graphics cards (video came before sound in my book).

I've never used a sound card before and I was pretty shocked at the difference it made, the synthetic surround is awesome. I can hear footsteps behind me in fps games thumb.gif
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post #17 of 17
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I cannot pass 60$ period. I'll just have to go with the headphones now, and get the sound card later. I will go to sears later and look for those headphones.
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