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Old 11-01-2003, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need a new sound card, mine bites. I need a sound card that works well for recording, listening to music, and gaming. I have a dell 4300 desktop with a pentium 4 at 1.6 ghz with 512 ram. Please, recommend me something that will suit my needs, thats under $300 U.S. thanks you.

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Old 11-01-2003, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I'm a huge creative labs fan....
Under $300??!?!?! Geeez, I wish that I had your budget!
Have fun shopping.....


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Old 11-01-2003, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sound Blaster. Augigi 5.1 Suround Sound. Get a Sub-Woofer and a bunch of other stuff. Happy shopping.

And try here: they got good stuff real cheap
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Old 11-01-2003, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Soundblaster is probably the most widely used but it'll probably only cost ya a hundred bucks or so. So I feel that after me giving you this priceless info Holydirt ya should send me the extra 200 bucks I saved ya
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
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ASUS GeForce 760 GTX

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Old 11-01-2003, 08:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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'Under $300?' !!?!?
You can get an Audigy 2 Platinum Pro for about $250 at most.
If you're willing to spend that much, that's what I would suggest.
But if you don't have digital 5.1 speakers to go with it, there isn't much point in changing the sound card to something so expensive as an Audigy (2).
So, in case you need suggestions on good speakers, too:

Creative sound cards + Logitech/Klipsch speakers pwn all.
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MCP-T SoundStorm audio (integrated)
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Logitech Z-680 5.1 speaker system (integrated Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, Pro Logic II decoding)
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