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Low price 4.1 - 5.1 sound card?

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gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
I'm getting sick of onboard sound, I'm looking for a fairly good sound card for 4.1 or 5.1 speakers. 4.1 minimum. If I could find one for around $20 that would be great.


thanks
 

two_dope2000

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Aug 16, 2001
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i have a muse hercules XL in my secondary pc and it sounds really good, its 4.1 by the way. and it only set e back 30 bucks, and i sold two video games to EB for it, lol
 
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gingo

gingo

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hmm, I'm considering buying it.

Any other suggestions?
 
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gingo

gingo

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Thats what I was thinking, is the creative that much better than the hercules if I'm not going to use the 5.1 ?
 

snvpa

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if you have computer shows in your area you can probably pick up an oem soundblaster live for 20 bucks. I've built a couple of pc's with em. They're good cards I like my abit au 10 better but thats just my opinion.
 

rlemieux

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My personal thought,

Creative is CRAP............

They make poor quality cards, have problematic drivers and have the absloute worst customer service in the WORLD.

On the other hand, I love my Hercules card. I have had no problems with it. Drives work exactly like they are supposed to, and when I have asked their CS questions, I actually get answers..... Thants a shock.....
 

MEAT BAG

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I got a hercules game theater xp 6.1 after trying a audigy platnium. All i can saw is creative = crap. The hercules is the best soundcard i have ever had.
 

Tipycol

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Aug 20, 2002
MEAT BAG said:
I got a hercules game theater xp 6.1 after trying a audigy platnium. All i can saw is creative = crap. The hercules is the best soundcard i have ever had.

But isn't that $100? A little more than his budget number.

Here's a thread I started, I was thinking about getting the SBLive, but now I'm not sure.
 

rlemieux

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Tipycol said:


But isn't that $100? A little more than his budget number.


I think he was just references the two companies. Not saying he should go out and get the GTXP, but just his opinions of the differnces between the two companies.
 
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gingo

gingo

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I ended up ordering a Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 from newegg for $30. :D
 

alpha_gamer

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Nov 3, 2001
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I have a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 card in my rig, I can't remember how much I paid for it but it was pretty cheap. Never had any problems with it, but don't play with the EAX settings, I spent a while screwing with them one night and the enforcer in UT ended up going "boing" when I fired. Thank God for default settings.