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December 14, 2012 3:39:18 AM

I'm using a astro a40 headset with virtual 7.1, I just recently spent over one grand on a pc so I'm hoping I can find a cheap but reliable sound card. My current one cost $55 and was terrible. No drivers for windows seven and was only true 2.1 any suggestions will be great!
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December 14, 2012 12:11:58 PM

For under $100, the only real options are the ASUS Xonar DG(X), ASUS Xonar D1/DX, and Creative Soundblaster Z.
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December 14, 2012 1:01:07 PM

The X-Fi Titanium HD should serve you well. If you cannot afford it get bigcyco1 recommendation.
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December 14, 2012 3:23:57 PM

Have you tried the on-board sound? Unless you are playing your audio thru a GOOD amplifier and speakers(headphones) you probably will not hear the difference. Before buying a sound card, I would at least try the on-board sound.
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December 14, 2012 6:36:00 PM

Yes this is a top of the line headset with a great amp..
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December 14, 2012 7:41:37 PM

ifrenzy said:
Yes this is a top of the line headset with a great amp..

OK, So you got a "Top of the Line"headset and amp...Now you want a "Cheap sound card"?

I doubt that a "Cheap" sound card will be audibly better than the on board sound of your motherboard.

If you want a sound card, by all means get one. Just be sure to get one that will make an AUDIBLE difference, or you are just throwing money away.
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December 14, 2012 8:19:40 PM

clarkjd said:
OK, So you got a "Top of the Line"headset and amp...Now you want a "Cheap sound card"?

I doubt that a "Cheap" sound card will be audibly better than the on board sound of your motherboard.

If you want a sound card, by all means get one. Just be sure to get one that will make an AUDIBLE difference, or you are just throwing money away.
+1 you should get http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UVME88/ref=as_li_s...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZT1Q3E/ref=as_li_s...
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