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Best card of the bundle?

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I am not very big on the audio aspect of computing. I am very illiterate with these terms. However, check out what I found on newegg and tell me which is the best:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132013

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118006

I know to make good use of the channels I need to have a headset or system that can handle that many channels or it's a waste of money for capability that isn't going to be used. I use a Razer Charcharias headeset. I cannot find anywhere on the internet how many channels (if more than 2.1) this headset has.

Also, I know the KHz is important in (I'm guessing it's the speed the sound gets to your headset) choosing a sound card. However, why is the Asus Xonar have a speed of 192 KHz while the rest are at 96 KHz but yet is the same price?

Which one is the best? Best bang for the buck?

Thanks in advance,

Jimmy
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Unless you have HD music and one bad-a$$ setup, you wouldn't notice a difference as far as khz is concerned. Stereo is 44.1khz anyway, and as far as I know most games are made with much worse quality audio. (Bad Company 2 is a noteworthy exception... mmm)

Out of those I'd say the Asus DS would be the best bet
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I'm interested too. I'm not even sure if you would benefit from one, that is another question I have as well. I'm just looking for a cheap sound card like you it seems. In for some answers. I would think the xonar is the best though.
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I'm interested too. I'm not even sure if you would benefit from one, that is another question I have as well. I'm just looking for a cheap sound card like you it seems. In for some answers. I would think the xonar is the best though.
I was also thinking the Asus cards were probably the best for the price.

If it is any help, I'm wanting this to run AA2 (americas army 2). I don't particularly care about EAX; I'm not sure if this would boost the "hear him before he hears you" deal but if it does I'm figuring the X-fi's are the best way to go. Thoughts? Any other suggestions on the sound card?
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