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Old 05-10-2006, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for a good soundcard as I recently upgraded my pc and the sound is lacking somthing. I have the onboard audio from the dfi lanparty board and im wondring what you would suggest to step up to next. Trying to stay below 100 if possible guys. Ok thanks
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is that 100 USD or £GBP? Look at the sound blaster audigy 2 or the X-Fi Extreme music or Fatal1ty depending on how much that is.
Do you have speakers? It might be better to get them first and then get the sound card. Is your onboard sound 7.1?
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its this

Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC850
Audio Channels 8 Channels

So I should go for speakers first??
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Its up to you really but some time this month i am going to be buying some 7.1 surround sound speakers. i have onboard HD 7.1 so they will work and getting a new sound card (X-Fi) next month. The sound card will just be sitting there and will be a waste of money if your not using any good speakers/headphones.
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Creative - the best sound card of all ..
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I was thinking of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121

Their is my price range but you said somthing about 7.1.

Anyways if someone could recomend a good set of speakers or a good set and a new soundcard id be much appreciative
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Have a look at the creative labs T79000 they are 7.1 and heard good things about them. They are £70 (english) not sure how much that is USD.
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Logitech makes some pretty good speakers too.
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yeah but they dont have any 7.1 speakers. you might as well only get a 5.1 sound card if you only plan on getting 5.1 speakers.
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I thought creative labs stuff sucked?
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