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i know there is a fair bit about this in the forums but i was searching and couldnt find quite what i wanted to know as it was mostly game oriented.

Basically i just bought 5.1 speakers (Creative SBS580) and was going to hook them to my laptop until i got a new computer with a good sound card but theres no easy way to do that and actually use al the channels so instead of getting rid of a pretty crap computer ill hook that up in my room simply for music. Until i get a new computer i cant play any games where sound makes a difference so im not fussed about that but what i want is nice clean sound with good definition on the whole range. I will utilise the speakers fully on the next computer so i wont be upset if the card isnt great.

I need a cheap card that can use all the speakers and provide nice sound.

This is what i found first up from staticice

http://www.ozdirect.com.au/product_i...b4ipv5f9b8lfr5

It looks cheap and nasty but given my bodgy purpose will it matter? The cheaper the card the happier ill be.

Its a bit of a mammoth post but ive tried to provide all the relevant information and any help will be appreciated.
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here is a good one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829130001
    
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looks perfect except they dont do international postage i forgot to mention im from Australia.
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do u trust ebay
    
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if i know what im buying i am happy to get it off ebay but only if i already know the product. There is a lot of dodgy stuff on there but thre are also good things so all in all it depends. I dont know enough about soundcards yet to find one on ebay myself yet but ill do some research and look for that one you posted.
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post #8 of 10
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can i have your opinion on something like this? This is what i originally had in mind but was thinking it would be more expensive than a sound card. For $35 it might be worth it to keep things simple.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/USB-6-channel...QQcmdZViewItem
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post #9 of 10
that should be good.
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fill in ure system specs
    
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