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Coming into some money soon and was gonna upgrade the pc. I know i need a new headset, as this one is broke and is held together by eclectic tape. (oh you turtle beach px21) which was a great headset until it broke.

anyways i digress


Budget : Around $300 all together (audio purposes anyways)

reality is i would be willing to go slightly higher or down in price if i can get the same sound.

I like country (i know mostly unheard of in pc's but im from SC so w/e lol) alternative, and other rock.

I have no other audio equipment, and this current px21 is using on board audio from a ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0

Using for mostly music and general listening

Like i said, I live in South Carolina, and have access to most american web stores. I do NOT buy through ebay though.

I was looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106515

w/ a cheap mic, or may even just use the mic from my px21's as my friends like the sound of it.
w/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006


There does not seem to be a whole lot of info about sound cards so i dont know what im looking for, if im looking for anything at all
thank you in advance

my build will be soon
if it matters at all

CM Storm Stryker

FX 8350

Asus Sabertooth 990fx

MSI 7950 twin frozr

16 gigs of Corsair XMS3 1600

EVGA 750w gold PSU
post #2 of 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153089

would be my suggestion. the bad reviews come from people who dont like the feel or just have a crappy sound card. You will want a 7.1 soundcard to match it. Personally i feel most sound cards deliver similar outputs. You can buy a cheap used sound blaster 7.1 and im sure youd be plenty happy with a good headset. If your set on stereo sound the sennheisers are good quality and you wouldnt be dissappointed either way.

nice build by the way, let us know how far you get the OC biggrin.gif. What cooling you going to use?
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That looks like a solid combo to me. Sennheisers are good headphones cant go wrong with them and that sound card will have everything you need to do what you want.
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Apparently i have a monster 8350 and overclocking on a hyper 212+ i have 4.6 stable for long term use , switching to a custom loop and will hope to get 5 ghz
post #5 of 7
I recommend SBZ because Xonar DX has 100ohm output impedance and no headphone amplifier (=not that great for headphones).

Check the OCN most recommended audio products sticky, it has loads of different headphone/audio recommendations and info.

personally I recommend to stay away from surround headsets. My 37$ Superlux HD681Evo wins over my 100$ 5.1 headset easily.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 9/4/13 at 4:37pm
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Apparently i have a monster 8350 and overclocking on a hyper 212+ i have 4.6 stable for long term use , switching to a custom loop and will hope to get 5 ghz

4.6ghz?? really? i cant even get 4.4ghz hardly stable. of course im using some vboost which causes instabilities earlier but i could boot 4.5 no problem but could not get stable. You can run IBT AVX on very high and prime95 for 6+hours without reaching 65+ degrees or failing? plz post pics, you must have a golden chip
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Forget the sound card. Your new mobo will come with newer onboard sound (Realtek ALC892). Right now your mobo has the Realtek ALC887.
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