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Hey everyone, I'm wondering exactly what the title says. I've spent quite a while with my intergrated audio, and I'm just not happy with the sound. I do a decent amount of gaming, but I also listen to quite a bit of music. I would prefer to buy new, and I'm willing to stretch my budget a little bit to buy new, rather than used.

Thanks.
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What mobo are you currently using?
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What mobo are you currently using?
The machine I'm looking to upgrade is a Dell Demension 9200, I purchased it a while back as a secondary computer. If I recall correctly, it has some SigmaTel intergrated audio.
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EBAY. I got my extreme music, retails for 100$, for 25$ on ebay. And it rules. Otherwise, get an x-fi extreme gamer, it's pretty much the same thing, a ltitle worse then the extreme music IMO.
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EBAY. I got my extreme music, retails for 100$, for 25$ on ebay. And it rules. Otherwise, get an x-fi extreme gamer, it's pretty much the same thing, a ltitle worse then the extreme music IMO.
Nice! I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the quick reply, it's appreciated .
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Most certainly......As hlotzman said Xtreme Music is one of the best cards for the buck......Yes XG is the same as Xtreme Music plus minus some small features.......Or you can look at the Chaintech AV710 which is very cheap and gives very decent audio quality.....
    
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Quote:
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The machine I'm looking to upgrade is a Dell Demension 9200, I purchased it a while back as a secondary computer. If I recall correctly, it has some SigmaTel intergrated audio.
Some motherboards have better integrated audio than others, but most are only worth DISABLE in the bios at your earliest convenience when you upgrade.
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post #9 of 11
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Ah, it looks like I'll be going with the XtremeMusic then. Thanks again for all the speedy replies everyone.
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And after that, you can mod it
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