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Hey OCN! biggrin.gif

I finally decided to get a sound card! But I don't know which one... thinking.gif I need help deciding.

I am going to be mostly gaming/listening to music and need a sound card that will be the best for this under $100.

I will be also using headphones mostly if that helps. smile.gif But still haven't decided what headphones either but I won't be getting anything very expensive like Sennheiser.
post #2 of 23
I personally don't feel like you need to break the bank. I have the Asus Xonar DG and it suits my tastes.
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You sould take a look at the Creative Z series or the Asus Xonar seriers
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post #4 of 23
I think the Xonar DX would get you your best value-for-money and it sounds damn good too, but if you're willing to spend just a little extra the Sound Blaster Z has some newer software and more audio tweaking options that you might find useful. It also has a headphone amp, should you need one, though it's nothing compared to a proper headphone amp. What headphones are you using?
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From the reviews I have seen on Newegg, it gave me the fear of older cards not being supported by Windows 7? I'm not sure how true this is, can anyone explain to me why they won't be supported?
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Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

I personally don't feel like you need to break the bank. I have the Asus Xonar DG and it suits my tastes.

That was one of the cards I was looking at but noticed in the feedback about the whole "Windows 7 not supported" thing.
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I personally don't feel like you need to break the bank. I have the Asus Xonar DG and it suits my tastes.

That was one of the cards I was looking at but noticed in the feedback about the whole "Windows 7 not supported" thing.

It certainly should be supported by Win 7. Many of my friends run it in windows 7.

Also, my recommendation goes to the Xonar DX. It is really truly amazing for any sound application (movies, music, games, etc.). Plus, although you probably won't expand to it, it's got support for 5.1 and perhaps even 7.1 surround systems (which the DG doesn't) and it just looks far more stylish than the DG in the back panel.
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That was one of the cards I was looking at but noticed in the feedback about the whole "Windows 7 not supported" thing.

How about i throw a deal your way i have a used Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series PCI-E i can give you a good deal on
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post #9 of 23
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How about i throw a deal your way i have a used Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series PCI-E i can give you a good deal on

Haha thanks but that card is wayyy to good for what I need. biggrin.gif I was thinking more like an Asus Xonar I guess.
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Haha thanks but that card is wayyy to good for what I need. biggrin.gif I was thinking more like an Asus Xonar I guess.

I dont know about the Asus Xonar but i think its better?

And i have not even said anything about price yet
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