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Is it worth buying new soundcard ?

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August 21, 2009 4:33:29 PM

I currently have a Creative Labs Audigy Gamer card (PCI). I'm building a new machine and was wondering whether I should just go ahead and use my existing soundcard or purchase a new one. Would it be worth it ? I'm not an audiophile by nature. I currently have 5.1 speakers hooked up and am happy with the sound quality i get in the games and movies that I play. I'm thinking that I probably won't be able to tell much of a difference between the Audigy and a X-Fi card. Any opinions would be a great help.
My current system is rather dated: AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Gigabyte GA-7VXRP Mobo.
1GB DDR333 RAM.
MSI GF4 4600ti 128MB Video Card
Audigy Gamer Sound Card

I'm building a much more up to date system with a budget of $1200.
AMD Phenom II X4 965
ASUS M4A79T Mobo
2x ASUS Radeon HD 4870 1GB XFire
6GB OCZ DDR3 1600 RAM
2x Samsung 1.5TB Hard drives

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August 21, 2009 4:55:40 PM

The newer creative cards don't sound any better than the old ones. I still have an audigy 2 zx and it works awesome, just no EAX in win 7. My mobo sound sounds just as good, too. I don't know creative is still in business.
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