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Old 08-29-2009, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my I7 build is done and I was wondering what you guys would suggest for a gaming headset/sound card? Other than the fact that my DVI port on my Monitor doesn't seem to work so I had to use the HDMI adapter on my GTX 285 everything is working great! Thanks for any suggestions guys! I mainly do gaming but might watch a DVD/Blue ray once in awhile...
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Mobo sound is perfectly fine. Unless you have some crazy Bose or better speakers you won't notice a difference between a $150 card and onboard audio.

As for Headsets I've heard Turtle Beach's are good for xbox, so they should have good ones for pc too.

Turtle Beach - Video Gaming Headsets, USB, and PCI Sound Cards
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Mobo sound is perfectly fine. Unless you have some crazy Bose or better speakers you won't notice a difference between a $150 card and onboard audio.
that's not true. you can hear a difference, as long as you have halfway decent speakers.

and for a sound card you will want to look along the lines of this,

Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards
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Mobo sound is perfectly fine. Unless you have some crazy Bose
I would actively avoid BOSE speakers.

Anyway, how much would you spend total?

A good combination is the Xonar DX + Audio Technica AD700's or something.

After having my Xonar D2X and AD900's for a while, I find the Z-5500's to sound very muddy and too heavy on the base.
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