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Old 06-22-2005, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is this good enough to get decent sound

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That one is okay but a soundblaster Live is much better

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Audigy 2 Value.
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't get a SB live 24-bit, whatever you do. My (ahem) SB live 24-bit only has EAX 2.0.


No doom 3 in EAX for me . . .
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea when it comes to cheap, good quality soundcards you cant beat creative.

(i have Audigy 2 ZS)
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Yeah, get a nice creative. I dont care what anybody says about them, they are good cards and crank some serious sound!
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Yes, god-awful tech support but great sounding cards.
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Old 06-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I personally think a "descent" card for the money is the
"Turtle Beach"---"Santa Cruz". I have it and have used
the "EXPENSIVE" SB stuff and dollar for dollar the TB SC
is a great card for entry level sound.

Just look at the specs to make sure it meets your needs.

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Turtle beach is the way to go, the santa cruz is an older card, dont know much about the new one. Turtle Beach sound much better than soundblaster as well, however audigy's have beat them on system utizlation.
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Have you considered getting a motherboard with onboard audio? Or are you just looking to replace your soundcard rather than your whole motherboard?

In the future, if you plan to build a new computer, a lot of motherboards have onboard audio so there is no need for a soundcard. My motherboard came with a SB-live 24-bit. But I do have to say that I agree Shazbot. The quality is fine, but whatever control programs they give you to customize your settings is very lousy. I was better off with my Audio HQ from my Soundblaster Live! Value card on my old PC.

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