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need: sound card under $30
want: 5.1 capability (TRUE 5.1, surround sound)
so min 5 ports (Front, Rear, Center, In, Mic)
gameport is not necessary
PCI
must have CD-in and AUX-in headers (this is important) for my tv tuner card/video capture card's audio cable to go into an AUX-in while the CD audio cable goes to cd-in.
    
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I don't know much about cheaper sound cards, but im a fan of creative's sound cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003 (doesn't have 5 ports..)

Theres this to but i've never had the brand:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829111001

I'd definitely go with a creative if I was you, though.
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I whould NOT go with the Audigy SE. Try to find an SB Live! I think Newegg has them in stock again now. I have heard somplaints of the mic port in the SE cards not working, which is not what you want if you need AUX in. The Live! card costs the same amount and does not have that problem. Read some of the user reviews on the egg to see.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102176 There's a link.
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Creative Soundblaster Live! 24bit.
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in gettin that diamond OMGXZZORS IT OWNS
the bad reviews are noobs so im not scared
    
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