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I want it mainly for games / music.

I've read that the fatality / xonar sound cards r good, but I've also heard bad things about their drivers. I'm not entirely sure which one I should choose, and I'm wondering if theres a better one. Would be nice if I'd can find it in newegg.
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...for a beginner I highly recommend the Xonar DG; it offers 90% of the top of the line cards' features for some 30$ on newegg. Their drivers are oke thogh some glitches may occur, most of the time due to the vast diversity of configurations. In any case if you have a problem you can always post on OCN to help get it solved.
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I thought I said 'best sound card'...

What I have right now and what I've been using for over a year is the SteelSeries Sibera v2 USB
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Best soundcard currently would be the Auzentech X-fi Hometheater HD.

But those are hard to find now
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I thought I said 'best sound card'...
You won't justify the best so why mention it. Regardless your sound card will only be as good as the speakers or headset you are enjoying it through.

Gaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132018

Available here (awesome etailer): http://www.buyxg.com/store/item.aspx?key=SC-103-108

The sky is the limit here. PC soundcards considered to be the best are around 10k still and harder and harder to find as mid range cards are more than adequate for the masses.

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Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
Best soundcard currently would be the Auzentech X-fi Hometheater HD.
What?
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Do you plan on using it more for gaming or music listening?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by j9xcm3 View Post
I thought I said 'best sound card'...

What I have right now and what I've been using for over a year is the SteelSeries Sibera v2 USB
Lol for his next question he is going to ask us which is the best Music genre.

Your question essentially is "Which opinion is right?"

If you want help, be more mature and respect everyone's reply...
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If you appreciate gaming more than music, pick up the Titanium HD.

It's still decent for music, but is designed more for gaming.

If you go with music, an HT Omega Claro Halo is a good choice.

Again like someone else said, it'll depend on your speakers/headphones.

If you have headphones that need an amp etc..
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