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Good sound card for 2.1 - 5.1

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January 12, 2013 12:09:39 AM

So at the moment I have a

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-30SB10420000-Sound-Bla...

I am looking to buy a sound card that is better than the one I have. Are there any out there that are better?

I have no budget.

I plan to use 2.1 or 5.1 speakers.

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January 12, 2013 12:12:20 AM

Also I have windows 8 so got to work on that OS. Also if you recommend any speakers hat will be good.
January 12, 2013 1:03:14 AM

I just bought the Creative ZX and very much like it. Price is around $150, though stock might be a little hard to find right now because it just came out. I used to use a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty and have also used an Asus Xonar Essence STX, and I do think the Creative ZX has been the best card overall when you consider sound quality, gaming features, and especially drivers/software.

I'm running Windows 8 and using Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers. The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers are great for general entertainment, music and movies, but speakers like the M-Audio AV-40 are significantly clearer if you don't care about having heavy bass.

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