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Ok here is the deal. I need a sound card that will handle MIDI well...I have a Creative Prodi-Keys and the MIDI lags and sounds like crap on my onboard sound. I used a Sound blaster 16 PCI on my old rig, and that worked great for MIDI.

The card has to be PCI Express X1! I would use PCI, but my graphics card is covering up my last PCI slot on my M-ATX mobo.

Can yinz...Reccommend me a card?

My price range is 20-60$.

REP for anyone is helpful.
Crimson Thunder
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Crimson Thunder
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Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
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Cyber Snipa SILENCER 5000DPI none X-Raider 5.1 PCI, Creative Inspire 5.1 surround  
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post #2 of 8
Recommend
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006
Budget
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102017
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I fully agree! I think its better now to start using the PCIE sound cards!
    
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post #4 of 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005

if you want MIDI support and a proffesional sound through that MIDI

it is out of your budget though... Sry i couldnt find anything else
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post #5 of 8
60$ is kinda low for a good sound card. I would save some more money to get a good one like the Asus xonar DX.
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah...one of those should work, thanks. I'm sort of a Creative fanboy, so I'll probably go Sound Blaster.

Thanks Everyone. ReP all around.
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.2ghz 1.27v Biostar TZ77XE3 Asus R9 390 STRIX 8GB 16GB DDR3 1600 kingston hyper X 
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Samsung 500GB F1 + WD 1TB + Crucial 120GB SSD Asus DVD-RW SATA ARCTIC FREEZER i32 Push/Pull Corsair AF120 Windows 10 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyber Snipa SILENCER 5000DPI none X-Raider 5.1 PCI, Creative Inspire 5.1 surround  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.2ghz 1.27v Biostar TZ77XE3 Asus R9 390 STRIX 8GB 16GB DDR3 1600 kingston hyper X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 500GB F1 + WD 1TB + Crucial 120GB SSD Asus DVD-RW SATA ARCTIC FREEZER i32 Push/Pull Corsair AF120 Windows 10 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyber Snipa SILENCER 5000DPI none X-Raider 5.1 PCI, Creative Inspire 5.1 surround  
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post #7 of 8
Have a rep yourself!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.8Ghz XFX Nforce 780i (2) XFX Geforce GTX 285 @ 700/2600 4x2GB Gskill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black750GB/ WD 250GB Lite-On DVD/CD RW+ WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM X64 ASUS VH242H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
BLUE Saitek PZ30AUR Corsiar HX1000 COOLERMASTER COSMOS 1000 +ACRYLIC SIDE BLUE LOGITECH G5 
Mouse Pad
THERMALTAKE GAMMA 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.8Ghz XFX Nforce 780i (2) XFX Geforce GTX 285 @ 700/2600 4x2GB Gskill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black750GB/ WD 250GB Lite-On DVD/CD RW+ WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM X64 ASUS VH242H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
BLUE Saitek PZ30AUR Corsiar HX1000 COOLERMASTER COSMOS 1000 +ACRYLIC SIDE BLUE LOGITECH G5 
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THERMALTAKE GAMMA 
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E-MU 0404 - $89
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