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Hey fellow OCer's first post outside of the normal meet and greet/Show your desktop posts.

Anyways, I need a new sound card, my old Audigy 2 has served me well, but I've had it for 5 years and it needs to be taken out back and shot like ol-yeller past his prime, plus somethings just don't work anymore, for example, my mic no longer works in Games/Vent, but still sounds good for my Z-2300 speakers.

So what card do you guys suggest for my system, budget is almost limitless, but I still want it kept to the reasonable side (I'm not made of money )

Thanks.
     
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There's a good deal right now on the xtreme music (http://shopping.yahoo.com/?name=woot#woot), but it's only going on for the next 4 hours it looks like so you'll have to be quick.
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50 dollars for that XtremeMusic is definitely a good deal. But if you want something high-end I will be selling my Auzentech Prelude XFI within a couple of weeks. Just wanted to throw that out there.
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post #5 of 5
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Well I just got myself a Auzentech X-Fi Prelude


Oh. My. God.

Best Sound card, ever
     
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Antec High Current Pro 750W Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries 4HD Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sennheiser PC360 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 MSI Geforce GTX580 MSI GT610 (Media card) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 2TB Seagate 1TB Seagate 128GB Samsung SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
LG GH22 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit HP w2338 HP w2007 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Insignia NS-39E480A13 Logitech G15 Antec CP-850 Antec 1200 
Mouse
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 940 BE Gigabyte M790X-UD4P Gigabyte GTX570 8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x WD 2TB Greens LG Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770K P67A-UD4-B3 Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition MSI 460GTX Cyclone (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair XMS3 PC3-1600 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Seagate 1TB x4 LG GH20LS10 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 w/AP-15's Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VW266H ASUS VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Antec High Current Pro 750W Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries 4HD Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sennheiser PC360 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 MSI Geforce GTX580 MSI GT610 (Media card) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 2TB Seagate 1TB Seagate 128GB Samsung SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
LG GH22 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit HP w2338 HP w2007 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Insignia NS-39E480A13 Logitech G15 Antec CP-850 Antec 1200 
Mouse
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 940 BE Gigabyte M790X-UD4P Gigabyte GTX570 8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x WD 2TB Greens LG Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
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