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Well, my onboard sound is aparantly 7.1 and it can only handle 4 speaker, Im stealing a new one off a friend next month. Id definately recmmend it.

Oh, newegg id say, but i dont know anything about US shops
    
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any other model recommendations for around $40-60 USD?
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beyond my price range, little lower please and thank you.
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The Ac97 sound is the worst. if we are talking gaming, it is the worst possible solution for high quality game sound (BF2). If you have the Intel one, you are getting better, but it will only gain you a couple of FPS over the the AC97. X-Fi is what you want if you are gonna get gaming, i had a 20 fps increase with my 3000+ when i got one, because it took such a load off the cpu. I've never had something that sounded this good. put some money into it and get the X-Fi xtreme music if you can. Pleanty of proverbial bang for that hard earned buck.
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so just wait and save up the cash?
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Definately Have a dedicated soundcard such as an audigy or X-FI definately much better sound Quality and also frees Resources so you can gain a few FPS in games aswel.
post #28 of 43
Dude, go with the second one....goes within your price range, and good overall quality...IF you are only doing music or movies, but if you can go a little bit more money wise then get the Diamond XtremeSound XS71DDL Sound Card for $57 USD.

Oh and also, use yahoo shopping to compare rates!!! You can get these cards for less than at newegg.com by comparing prices!

I'm pretty sure the creative card has EAX HD, while the Diamond card has EAX 2.0 which is better for gaming.
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Hey i know this isnt my thred but is this a good card
http://www.zipcomputers.com.au/store...B-AUDIGY-VALUE
is it worth it, remember it is in aussie dollars.

-GILL-
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gill
Hey i know this isnt my thred but is this a good card
http://www.zipcomputers.com.au/store...B-AUDIGY-VALUE
is it worth it, remember it is in aussie dollars.

-GILL-

what will you be doing with it...gaming, music, movies...?
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