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Best Creative Audigy + 2.1 Edifier Speaker set = ?

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July 1, 2010 11:13:23 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware, I have 2 little questions about gaming and sound speakers 'n' cards.

First of all my specs:

Intel C2D 2.93 Ghz E7500
2 GB RAM Kingston DDR2
Motherboard Asus P5KPL-AM SE
XFX Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 1 GB
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum PCI
OS Windows XP SP2 32 bits 1152*864

First: Is a Live! SB Platinum ENOUGH for gaming with some good 2.1 +1 speaker set as a Edifier X3? Or shall I change my sound card to a newer Audigy? If yes, which is the BEST AUDIGY SOUND CARD?
Second: If I have 1 PCI-E x16 slot with the GFX, 1 pci slot with the SB, and another with the Realtek ineternet card (or whatever), is there any FREE PCI-E slot for the card? (n00b question :lol:  )

Also I wanted to know if that speaker set is good, specially the Subwoofer which I love! :lol: 

Help is always very appreciated! :D 
July 1, 2010 11:30:33 PM

Can't find much about the X3 online, looks like it's not made for the U.S. market. Edifier makes good budget speakers, just like the Civic Coup is great deal for a $14K car, but I wouldn't think many people consider it a good car :) 
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