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Old 12-24-2006, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm looking to buy a soundcard for my PC. I have no experiance with sound cards at all and wanted to have a 2nd opinion on a cheep but good quality sound card. I'm not looking for anything fancy just somthing around $30 - $50 made buy creavtive labs (from what im told they are the best). Any help would be helpful.

P.S. I'm told sound cards are compatible with almost all motherboards so I won't bother posting my system specs unless you need to know to give good advise.
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It's a good card for an even better price...
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Thats a bit more money than I wanted to spend $70 is a little to expensive for my comp. All I want is OK sound and to be able to talk into a mic with the people on the other end being able to hear me. :P
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he's wanting 45 USD for it... you looked at the link... he has one for sale and is giving you the link so you can see what it is he has...
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Why would I want to buy it from a person. I want a reliable source if im wrong correct me.
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it's up to you... I was just suggesting it. Many of us have bought and sold items on the forum... including myself many times... generally, people here are honest about the sales... I was just showing you a good deal is all... I meant no offense.
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Oh nono I didn't mean it like that but I have never done anything like that before and wouldn't know how. So if it's possible to just buy it off newegg it owuld be much easier imo.
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$25 to $50 Creative Labs sound cards on Newegg
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Thanks greg!!
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If you just want to use a mic, why bother with a card?

I'm using a set of ALTEC LANSING AHS302USB 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826257009

I picked 'em up at Best Buy for a few dollars more than that (about $30). I plug 'em into my USB hub.. viola! I got a working headset. Good sound, good stereo. Really helped me in BF2, as well as on Ventrillo/Teamspeak.
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