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post #1 of 9
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Links to Amazon/Newegg welcome.

Windows 8 Pro is my OS, tired of Realtek want to try something new.

I have both PCI and PCI Expressx1 slots open.

My headset is the Symba 50mm driver and my speakers are Logitech Z323
post #2 of 9
For $35, I'd go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

For $35, I'd go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020

Only other one that seems to be in that same performance range is the Creative Audigy SE 7.1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003

so my question is I guess, Asus Xonar DG or Audigy. hmm thoughts?
post #4 of 9
Hi there,

Take a look into the Xonar DG or the DGX depending on your requirements/needs
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Xonar DG
Xonar DGX
Same card, different connection (PCI/PCIe).
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post #6 of 9
As XAslanX the Asus DG would be a good choice. If you want the PCIe 1x version, then the DGX is about $10 more.

The Audigy SE is a step up from onboard, but I'd take the Asus.
    
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I wouldn't recommend the audigy. Why?
Because of this.
New models coming, wait for those or buy Xonar DG(X).
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post #8 of 9
I wouldn't waste 35$ on a sound card, it will make no difference to what you have onboard.
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Originally Posted by Du@lGeEk View Post

I wouldn't waste 35$ on a sound card, it will make no difference to what you have onboard.
He didn't tell us which mobo he has, so I expect it to be crappy HP/etc, OEM junk.
And Dolby Headphones is nice for games.

But if you want better audio quality... Yeah, it would be smarter to get better speakers/headphones while you are at it.
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