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I am in the process of building a new desktop and was interested in getting a quality sound card.

The system is going to be Core i7 and use the EVGA x58 Motherboard. I will be getting Logitech z-5500s as well.

I play games, chat over ventrilo, listen to tons of music and watch movies from time to time.

Looking for a sound card that will do a good job with all of this and the z-5500s.

>$250
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829156005
AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude

One of, if not the best soundcard out to date concerning your demands.
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Thanks for the quick response, I was just reading a review about that sound card.
    
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X-FI xtrememusic i just pick it up and its a BLAST.

http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=14066

They dont sell it on newegg anymore. but if u want the reviews go here.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102188
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Thanks, so far it looks like I will get the AuzenTech Pre-Lude
    
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post #6 of 8
if you use vista, i suggest you Xonar instead.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102019

the vista bugs are fixed, great card
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not really.
not in every case.
just hope you're not that unlucky.
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