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Help needed on what soundcards out there would work.

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January 26, 2013 2:21:43 PM

Looking for a sound card for the system below.

I am an online gamer, a general gamer, video and sound editing.

So any help and/or recommendations would be fantastic. :hello: 





The below was worked up to help me in making my decision to build or by. Thank you so very much cball1311


"CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $751.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) "

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January 26, 2013 4:03:26 PM

Any sound would be okay for anything, but a dedicated sound card is very worth it if you do any professional sound editing.
I reccommend the xonar series from Asus. I've had low and high end cards from them and they've been exceptional.

If you're just looking for gaming and occasional video editing, I'd go for the DGX. It runs about $40 and is a great solution if you're on a budget.

If you need something for high quality/audiophile-grade sound, I'd go for the STX. Though they are quite expensive ~$190. I have this in my gaming machine and Its like sex for your ears. Best used with headphones.

However, I'm somewhat of an audiophile. Once you listen to a high end soundcard, you can never go back to onboard or usb.
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