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I have never really put much thought into upgrading the sound of any of my syetems. I've been using oboard with some REALLY cheap Altec Lansing 2.1's...until now!

I picked up the Barracuda AC-1 from the Woot deal. The onboard of my Abit wasn't too bad especially to my standards but for that price why not try it? Right off the bat (after some driver issues -- thanks Razer!) it sounded better.

But then there's my crappy $40 Lansings (that's $40 five years ago). I did some sniffing around and found a decent deal on the Z-2300's so I went for it. Now we're talking! These speakers possibly have TOO much potential for even a gaming system but they sound oh so sweet. Also, the shielding is a little better on the Logitechs and I don't get interference every time someone uses something electronic near my computer.

As you can tell by the technical prowess of my little 'review' I am not much of an audiophile. Either way I am really happy with the results I got from a very reasonable cost.
post #2 of 6
Good to hear! They are decent speakers for $100 or so, and since you got the deal, even better. Now try out kernel streaming lossless music from foobar2000 or winamp with your new sound card. You won't be disappointed!
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post #3 of 6
$100 for those Logitechs? :O

They are double the price over here in the UK :@
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Winamp. Super Ownage.

Although, i have Klipsch Ultra THX 2's, They just Beg for something more then a Realtek onboard.
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Originally Posted by Jaffa Cakes! View Post
$100 for those Logitechs? :O

They are double the price over here in the UK :@
well you can find them as low as about $85, so after shipping, $100. I guess some things are cheaper in the UK at times, but things like Audio Technia and Grado headphones are like twice as expensive in the UK as well. So I guess it evens out.
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160GB X25-M + 2x1TB Spinpoint DVD-RAM/DL + DVD-Multi Windows 7 x64 Dell 2007WFP + Westinghouse TX-42F430S 
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$150 in australia. i can probably find more cheaper, but that's just off the bat.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SATAII Main, 400GB SATAII, Samsung 500Gb x2 Lite-On Lightscribe Windows 7 RC Build 7100 AOC 22" LCD Widescreen 
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Saitek Cyborg Great Wall 550w Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech G5 With G7 Skin 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SATAII Main, 400GB SATAII, Samsung 500Gb x2 Lite-On Lightscribe Windows 7 RC Build 7100 AOC 22" LCD Widescreen 
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