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Need Help, Looking For Sound Card

Last response: in Components
November 2, 2008 11:25:10 PM

I've been using onboard sound for far too long, and it's time to pick up a dedicated sound card. I am a PC gamer, so help me pick accordingly. Some things I should point out...

- I was looking at the Creative Labs lineup, but heard so many horror stories with their cards
- I was looking at the Asus cards, but heard they are not great for gaming

Please post links to Newegg. Nothing more than $150 please.

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November 3, 2008 12:27:32 AM

For your PCI needs:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

For your PCI-E needs:

Creative 70SB088000004 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x Interface PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium - Retail

I have the PCI one, and it works perfectly under Vista 64 now, however it did take them a while to get decent drivers for them.
November 3, 2008 4:19:00 PM

I've been on the "Stay away from Creative" bandwagon. I STILL can't get my extremeGamer to work right on any modern game (major scrathing sound), regardless of how i set it up (this is on XP, so theres no excuse). Naturally, onboard works just fine...

If you want to take the chance, go ahead. But I wouldn't touch them at this point.
November 3, 2008 4:23:06 PM

You might want to look into the Razer Barracuda AC-1 as an alternative. The ASUS Xonar might also be worth looking into.