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I would go with a X-fi soundblaster most of the run in the 400-500MHz rang and that is 400-500MHz more power,and it does not take away form your CPU,i have a X-fi extreme audio and it is the lost end X-fi card you can buy and the sound is still a lot better than the onboard,and just like otheres have said with the settings in some games turn on it rockes.
    
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i think i'll take the best buy idea!! if i dont like it... RETURN IT! if i do like it... RETURN IT AND BUY ONE CHEAPER ONLINE! lol

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it depends


some peoples music is so compressed it makes no difference.

It all depends on the electrical patterns.....
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So how much should I spend? Which are a few good sound cards?
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x-fi by creative is decent around 75$
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$75 seems a bit steep for me... Anyone have any other good buys, possibly around the $40-50 range?
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Audigy2?
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Try to find an Augiy4 on eBay if you're willing to risk used. If not, then an Audigy SE is about all you'll find at Best Buy.
    
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
$75 seems a bit steep for me... Anyone have any other good buys, possibly around the $40-50 range?
Just get the X-Fi XtremeMusic and call it a day: http://shop1.outpost.com/product/501...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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post #20 of 53
My sound card was $90 with a 1 week special $30 rebate making it $60.
The difference in the audio is AMAZING....I was just like you before, didn't know why you would ever spend this much money on a sound card. I can never go back. Every computer I use from now on will have a sound card.

Like above, DON'T get a cheap card, but you don't need a Fatai1ty either. The ones with the front faceplate are unnecessary unless you record/edit audio on a regular basis.
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