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Need a decent sound card for my creative aurvana headphones

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After doing some research I decided to skip buying a gaming headset, looked at the thread for the most recommended audio products and decided to purchase the creative aurvana headphones, now I need a decent sound card to unleash its full potential, my budget is $70/£50 but don't mind spending a little more if it's going to make a big difference, any recommendations? I searched for some of the recommended ones in the thread on amazon but can't seem to find them, I will be doing 70% music 30% games, and will i need an amplifier or is a soundcard all i need? thanks!
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It's about £30 over your budget, however this is a decent sound card.
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It's about £30 over your budget, however this is a decent sound card.
Thanks think I will get that then, just hope spending this extra 70 compared to the Siberia v2 headset will be worth it! biggrin.gif
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Used Xonar D1/X or DG(X).
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I am using a Xonar DG right now and I will tell you that it really is a fantastic sound card. I really notice the difference from my onboard to the Xonar that its easily a big change. I paid $15.00 for an open box Xonar DG and its been the best $15.00 spent so far. I just bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 439s and along with the Xonar they sound amazing.

Now mind you I did not get the X version because I have many PCI slots open and I dont plan on running an Crossfire or SLI. So if you have open PCI slots then you can save money and get the DG over the DGX
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