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which is better soundblaster live or soundblaster pci 128 ?

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3D God
Nov 20, 2001
Fort Wayne, Indiana
The sound blaster live is the better card... uses less cpu cycles... and has more features. I can't say for sure in which ways the features differ as I've never used an SB128. :rolleyes:


New Member
Mar 8, 2002
Sb live

when i first got my comp i had a SBlive PCI128, and it got messed up, it started to lag my comp and all, i think it was something with the polling????, RIght now i have a SB live5.1 and i;m satisfied with it, it has more features and is better, so i'd go for the better one....

Cisco Kid

Senior Member
Jan 13, 2001
I have the Soundblaster PCI 128 it is an OK card nothing exceptional. I would get the 5.1 ot a Turtle Beach Santa CRuz card, that is what I am searching for in Vancouver BC Canada, heard very good things bout it.

Cisco KId


On a string I was held Senior
Jul 11, 2001
i live
instead of either of those cards i would recommend the santa cruz card too, i personally think you won't get better bang for the bucks. It is a great card and not very pricey.