Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Best Sound Card?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Sound Card?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I currently have an Aspire® Predator G7750 which comes with a High-definition audio with 7.1-channel support, Headphones, microphone and five audio ports. So I just need some advise. Thank You all!
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 20
The best would depend on what you need it for. Gaming, go for an Auzentech X-Fi series. Music/movies, Asus Xonar series (not to say the Xonar series is bad for games, but X-Fis are better).
Deep Blood
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240) Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI) eVGA GeForce GTX670 2GB 6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+1TB+2TB+4TB Samsung SH-S223Q 22X XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410f (rev. A02) Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex doubleshot keycaps Antec HCPP-850 CaseLabs SM8 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 Sharkoon 1337 Asus Xonar DX + Swan D1080MkII08 + MXL Tempo Lifecam Cinema 
  hide details  
Reply
Deep Blood
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240) Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI) eVGA GeForce GTX670 2GB 6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+1TB+2TB+4TB Samsung SH-S223Q 22X XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410f (rev. A02) Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex doubleshot keycaps Antec HCPP-850 CaseLabs SM8 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 Sharkoon 1337 Asus Xonar DX + Swan D1080MkII08 + MXL Tempo Lifecam Cinema 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
i checked both of them out but the AuzenTech also has hdmi which my tower doesnt have... but i will mostly use the comp for both music and gaming
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 20
What speakers/headphones do you have?
SFF Goodness
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASRock z87m OC formula MSI GTX 780 GAMING 8GB G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB Seagate 2TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM x3 Das Model S Professional Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w Silverstone SG10 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Xfi Titanium HD Audioengine 5+ Velodyne Impact 12 
  hide details  
Reply
SFF Goodness
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASRock z87m OC formula MSI GTX 780 GAMING 8GB G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB Seagate 2TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM x3 Das Model S Professional Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w Silverstone SG10 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Xfi Titanium HD Audioengine 5+ Velodyne Impact 12 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
currently have sennheiser pc350 headsets and razer mako speakers which in the future will upgrade.
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
asus xonar stx or st is better?
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 20
ST is technically better a tick better since it lacks the bridge chip. Both are excellent cards though.
SFF Goodness
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASRock z87m OC formula MSI GTX 780 GAMING 8GB G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB Seagate 2TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM x3 Das Model S Professional Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w Silverstone SG10 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Xfi Titanium HD Audioengine 5+ Velodyne Impact 12 
  hide details  
Reply
SFF Goodness
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASRock z87m OC formula MSI GTX 780 GAMING 8GB G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB Seagate 2TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM x3 Das Model S Professional Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w Silverstone SG10 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Xfi Titanium HD Audioengine 5+ Velodyne Impact 12 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
so in conclusion which would be best for my setup the asus xonar or the auzentech x-fi hometheater hd?
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
ST is technically better a tick better since it lacks the bridge chip. Both are excellent cards though.
As far as I remember the future intel and amd chipsets won't support pci so the stx would be more future-proof.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @stock Asus P6X58D-E Asus GTX 465 Kingston Hyperx T1 DDR3 1866MHz 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1002FAEX Asus Multi-Drive Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate BenQ G2400W + Dell 22" in portrait 
PowerCase
Corsair HX750 Antec 902 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @stock Asus P6X58D-E Asus GTX 465 Kingston Hyperx T1 DDR3 1866MHz 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1002FAEX Asus Multi-Drive Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate BenQ G2400W + Dell 22" in portrait 
PowerCase
Corsair HX750 Antec 902 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
im thinking about auzentech
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Acer Predator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 Processor Intel X58 Express Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 (SLI) 12GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5TB (Expandable to 8TB) Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Alienware AW2310 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Acer Predator G7750-U2222 Logitech G700 Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Best Sound Card?