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Sound card selection?

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PhoenixOfChaos

Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2005
Location
Southern California
Hey guys I've been using integrated sound for the time and I've been wanting to step it up to a sound card over the holidays.

Price 130$ (around)
Best card for that price?
 

m3x1c4nj3w

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Jan 28, 2005
Location
Cupertino, California
on black friday, i picked up an audigy 2 zs gamer edition for 20 bux at fry's. if you must have the best and the newest stuff, look for a x-fi music edition or something. its MSRP is 129 dollars.
 

R4z0r4mu5 Pr|m3

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Joined
Oct 27, 2002
Location
New York
first and foremost, what is the main purpose of your speakers or pc you will be using it with? (gaming, music, or movies?) got surround? just 2 channel?
 

Maxvla

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Joined
Jun 26, 2002
Location
OKC
that indeed is the question razor. gotta know your needs/wants and your application before we can recommend a sound card for you. :)
 

Vipasnipa

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Jul 31, 2002
Location
Salem, OR
If you listen primarily to music, do yourself a favor and get the $25 AV-710, and spend the rest on good cans =)