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USB Microphones and what they do to performance.

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I am considering buying a USB mic. I hate the concept of tying up a USB port to a mic. However my speakers (Digital IO, they are NOT Coaxial, and NOT Optical) plug into my Microphone port, so I can't put a normal mic on my PC.

Although someone once told me that when you plug speakers into a Mic slot, something else becomes your mic slot on my card, Sound Blaster Xtreme Music. I consider this to be in error.

So I'm looking for a USB Mic. Will using a USB mic eat up CPU cycles in games I play? Can anyone recommend a good one, or something to look for when shopping?
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The difference will be imperceivable in almost all situations.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...b%2bmicrophone

you won't notice a difference at all
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I have that exact same microphone that phospholipid posted, I'll sell it to you for half that price shipped $8 shipped
    
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I have that exact same microphone that phospholipid posted, I'll sell it to you for half that price shipped $8 shipped
Is it any good?
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