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Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy a Sound Card and a decent Headset to go with it, I was looking at the Razer Barracuda combo but can't seem to get that from any UK sites I know now.

I have no idea what to go with
I do a little online Radio DJing so a decentish mic would be nice too.

I'm going to have to set a budget of £150, if anyone has any good combos in that price range, it would be much appreciated.

 
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post #2 of 8
I would say get a used xi-fi extreme music, I got mine for 30 usd. Then I would recommend a nice sennheiser headset, a pc 166 would do you nicely.
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post #3 of 8
great bundle for $130, $80 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102018
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post #4 of 8
I suggest looking for the XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer

and then for a headset maybe an AKG DJ headset... or some senns, or Audio Technicas, or Beyers...
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks for the recommendations guys, +rep to you all

I've just found I could go with a Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty and Razer BARRACUDA HP-1 for £154.55 including delivery. Would those go together well?
 
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate 500GB - External Backup Asus DRW-1814BLT 
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Stock Intel Cooling Windows 10 Pro x64 27" Asus VE278H 25" Hanns.G HH251DPB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard Zalman ZM1000-HP 1000w Coolermaster CM690 w/ Side Window Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 
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Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
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AMD Athlon II P340 Hewlett Packard 1441 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Elpida  
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate 500GB - External Backup Asus DRW-1814BLT 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Stock Intel Cooling Windows 10 Pro x64 27" Asus VE278H 25" Hanns.G HH251DPB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard Zalman ZM1000-HP 1000w Coolermaster CM690 w/ Side Window Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 
Audio
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II P340 Hewlett Packard 1441 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Elpida  
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post #6 of 8
X-Fi XtremeGamer

The Fatal1ty version is a jip, you're basically paying a bunch of extra for a card that has John Fatal1ty's seal of approval by creatives forced hand and nice cash bonuses... the other thing that the card claims is the Xram...which again is more BS, its a dead technology that is useless, and has no benefit, quite like those Aegia PhysX cards...

seriously save the money, and invest it in a good set of headphones...
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60GB Vertex 3 2TB Western Digital Black 2TB External HDD (USB 2) 22x Sata Bluray/DVD Multi Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Hardware Labs GTX 360 Radiator EK Supreme HF Copper Danger Den GTX480 Waterblock All Copper Natemandoo SR-2 Solid Copper Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Iwaki RD-30 D5 with DCThermo Top Windows 7 Ultimate 3x 24" LG LCDs (16:9) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine MX-Cherry Black Mechanical Keyboard... 1500W Silver stone Strider Mountain Mods Extended Ascension Horizon Razer Mamba 2012 (wired) 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer XactMat Asus Xonar SXT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Q6600 ASUS P5K-E Wifi AMD HD Radeon 6990 4GBs G.skill HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 2 LG 22x combo drive Cooler Master hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG FLATRON L1933TR LG FLATRON L1933TR Logitech G15 rev. 1 Silverstone Decathlon 750W modular PSU 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
60GB Vertex 3 2TB Western Digital Black 2TB External HDD (USB 2) 22x Sata Bluray/DVD Multi Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Hardware Labs GTX 360 Radiator EK Supreme HF Copper Danger Den GTX480 Waterblock All Copper Natemandoo SR-2 Solid Copper Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Iwaki RD-30 D5 with DCThermo Top Windows 7 Ultimate 3x 24" LG LCDs (16:9) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine MX-Cherry Black Mechanical Keyboard... 1500W Silver stone Strider Mountain Mods Extended Ascension Horizon Razer Mamba 2012 (wired) 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer XactMat Asus Xonar SXT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Q6600 ASUS P5K-E Wifi AMD HD Radeon 6990 4GBs G.skill HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 2 LG 22x combo drive Cooler Master hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG FLATRON L1933TR LG FLATRON L1933TR Logitech G15 rev. 1 Silverstone Decathlon 750W modular PSU 
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Thermaltake Armor with 250mm side fan Logitech 2000dpi USB mouse Steel series QcK+ Auzentech X-Fi prelude 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ah right, thanks for the heads up.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate 500GB - External Backup Asus DRW-1814BLT 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Stock Intel Cooling Windows 10 Pro x64 27" Asus VE278H 25" Hanns.G HH251DPB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard Zalman ZM1000-HP 1000w Coolermaster CM690 w/ Side Window Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 
Audio
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II P340 Hewlett Packard 1441 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Elpida  
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate 500GB - External Backup Asus DRW-1814BLT 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Stock Intel Cooling Windows 10 Pro x64 27" Asus VE278H 25" Hanns.G HH251DPB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard Zalman ZM1000-HP 1000w Coolermaster CM690 w/ Side Window Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 
Audio
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II P340 Hewlett Packard 1441 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Elpida  
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post #8 of 8
Xtreme Gamer is more than enough for you unless your serious about your audio. As for headset in my experience you can't go wrong with a Seinnheiser model.
 
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Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
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i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
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2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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