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January 5, 2014 3:55:25 PM

Hello Everyone,

My new rig doesn't have SPDIF. I have a wireless TurtleBeech x41 headset that works with SPDIF or has a connection for a left and right RCA input. Using a splitter I plugged the headset into the system but either the onboard audio is really messed up or this thing just works terrible in RCA mode. Regardless, I decided to just buy a sound card.

I am debating between either an older Sound Blaster or a Rockfish which itself uses a Creative Labs chipset. Here are the two choices.

http://www.amazon.com/Rocketfish-RF-51SDCD-RF-51SDCD-5-...

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Creative-Labs-SB0770-Blas...

I can get the X-Fi card for $20 very lightly used, and the other for about $13.75 and I am jsut not sure which way to go. I mostly will just use the SPDIF but encase I ever use the rest of the card I don't want to get a too bad one.

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January 5, 2014 4:16:50 PM
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January 5, 2014 4:39:30 PM



I replied back to this saying I am not sure if its worth the extra $7, but since a lot of people had talked about having problems with both mostly related to the drivers, and the Rocketfish was based on the even older Audigy class of sound cards, I decided to just go ahead and get the Sound Blaster. It may not be worth the extra, but its new and has good features and I found the driver on their website so better to have one and know it will work.
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January 5, 2014 4:43:00 PM

IInuyasha74 said:


I replied back to this saying I am not sure if its worth the extra $7, but since a lot of people had talked about having problems with both mostly related to the drivers, and the Rocketfish was based on the even older Audigy class of sound cards, I decided to just go ahead and get the Sound Blaster. It may not be worth the extra, but its new and has good features and I found the driver on their website so better to have one and know it will work.


Asus seems to be good one if you look new cards. Hope it works fine :) 

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January 5, 2014 4:50:47 PM

Yea ASUS always makes good parts, but I care about keeping it cheap more than I do quality. Thanks for you help though :p 
I'm sure it will do everything I need.
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