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Could someone recommend me a great sound card for games and music? Budget should be under $250 and I like to find out what kind of speakers would go well with the sound card also?
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check out the other threads!

swans m10 or klipsch 2.1/5.1

for audio card i would pick up the Titanium HD for gaming and music.

gaming: Creative
Music: Xonar

are you looking for a pci-e/pci/pci-x

good luck and that should be around your budget
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Thnx It really does not matter if it is pci or pcie..... and I was just wondering if like a receiver would be a good thing to invest in or not.. next year Ill be using my computer for netflix movies, blu ray movies, games, internet, and school work....
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titanium HD is the way to go. a receiver is a good thing to invest for the future cause you can always upgrade your speakers and keep the same reciever and audio card and work your way up and it always interchanges in some way.

but definitely. sound card then reciever. if you have speakers already then pass on it and upgrade later.
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Well I don't have actual hone theater speakers, I have logitech thx 2.1 speakers, can't remember the numbers
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Well I don't have actual hone theater speakers, I have logitech thx 2.1 speakers, can't remember the numbers
There is NO POINT in getting a sound card if you have cheap speakers. You will not notice anything better with a sound card.

High price sound cards only should be used with speakers costing at least $300 a pair. For your budget I would recommend a $60 ASUS Xonar DX sound card, and Energy CB-10 speakers.
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You probably have the Z2300's.

Are you in the states? You can pick up a decent receiver (onkyo/sony/pioneer) relatively cheaply if you want to go the passive route. If you go active, there's always AV40's and Audioengine speakers that are top notch.
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There is NO POINT in getting a sound card if you have cheap speakers. You will not notice anything better with a sound card.

High price sound cards only should be used with speakers costing at least $300 a pair. For your budget I would recommend a $60 ASUS Xonar DX sound card, and Energy CB-10 speakers.
I never said it was for a sound card and speakers... the budget is just sound card lol... I am not against investing in some great speakers btw...

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You probably have the Z2300's.

Are you in the states? You can pick up a decent receiver (onkyo/sony/pioneer) relatively cheaply if you want to go the passive route. If you go active, there's always AV40's and Audioengine speakers that are top notch.
Yes I am in the states... I am sorry but what do you mean by passive?
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