LF Sound Card Recommendations for my needs. Tags: Sound Cards Creative Components Product Last response: November 20, 2008 6:54 PM in Components Share zodiacboyscorp November 19, 2008 10:43:47 PM I am using the z5500 logitech speakers and would like to upgrade for sound. Sound is the onboard Realtek HD Vista 64 bit Q6700 6 GB Ram 500 gb hard drive Budget of 50-150. So far looking at the: Asus D2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Creative X-fi Titanium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Creative X-fi Titanion (higher end) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : sound card recommendations dobby November 20, 2008 1:55:54 PM what do you want it for? music play back, games, recording... gamerk316 November 20, 2008 3:17:04 PM First off, Creatives cards are hit or miss. If you have a nforce motherboard, don't even consider a Creative card. If you are willing to take the chance, the Creative card is the best all around solution. If not, you have two choices: The ASUS D2 (or the PCI-E equivalent, the D2X) is better suited for a htpc than for gaming, but does both well. The Razer Barracude AC-1 is a good budget sound card that I personally think sounds better than creatives cards, but only recently got signed drivers for 64-bit vista (after two years of waiting...). Related resources LF Best Sound - Need Card and Headphones - Forum LF Headphones/ Sound card for under $100 - Forum Hi end sound card recommendation - Forum EVGA P55 SLI 132- LF -E655-KR or GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P - Forum LF $800 Gaming Rig for D3, WoW, CS and LoL - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zodiacboyscorp November 20, 2008 5:08:30 PM I have a ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard I don't believe it's nforce and was recommended to me. dobby November 20, 2008 6:54:54 PM thanks for answering my question... i persoanlly wouldnt buy a creative card, because creative are tending to suck a bit with drivers and compatibity and the like. i would get on of the auzentech card, they use the same great x fi chip made buy creative on there own PCB with there drivers. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLF advice for ForumLf gaming PC build for $1200 Forum[ LF ] Low cost I7 2600k Build ForumCritique Request- LF Advice on First Budget Gaming Build ForumRecommendations for the best possible Socket A motherboard? ForumHauppauge 64405 lf rev c1 ForumNew Build LF advice ForumSound card recommendations ? Forum1st build - LF cost cutters / compatibility / advice ForumFirst Time Water-Cooling Setup, Help Needed Please ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumIs my on board sound busted? ForumSurround Sound 5.1 problem ForumLIAN LI PC-P80 power supply and video card help. Forum600w single rail power supply with 26a on +12v for a video card More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !