Help!(soundcard choice)

Hey there, i need to buy a new sound card, but i need some advice.
My spec:
Processor: AMD Duron 900mhz
MB: ABit KT1337A (i think), its a VIA chipset :S
GFX: Prophet II MX
MEMORY: 256MB SD, 20GIG
OS: Windows XP Pro
I was looking at the Extigy soundcard, because i dont play many games, i mainly use it for music, both listening and the occasional recording, and i also watch movies on my PC. I thought the Extigy would also be useful for me in a few months, when, my parents are buying me a laptop for university, so i could use the sound card for it. Is this a good choice that works well with my situation? thanks for your time.

I forgot to add that it needs to be compatible with Windows XP and VIA chipset setup:S<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ianxander on 07/28/02 11:24 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. Turtle Beach Santa Cruiz

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  2. I'll second that Crashman. I just got one today and it is great!

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  3. Crash...I finally fixed my Aureal problem. I followed the steps on <A HREF="http://www.vortexofsound.com/techhelp/th-v2a80.htm" target="_new">this page at Vortex of Sound</A>. Although it says Windows 2000, I used it for Windows XP and my sound never cuts out. I had an uptime of 17 days, whilst playing CS for periods of time and stuff.

    Just wanted to say thank you, and now, I can hold off on a sound card purchase for a while longer. :smile:

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  4. That's cool. I'm sure that a similar fix could be devised for Creative cards, but anyway, you won't find a better sounding card for a while, since Creative doesn't have much direct competition (the other companies are too small). Did you get the software interface for the hardware equalizer yet? Somebody has developed one for XP, and is distributing it free.

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  5. Not yet...I always forget to download it. I'm going there now... :smile:

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  6. When I first installed my SQ2500, I was impressed with the sound. Then I tweaked it with the included tool, and was amazed by the sound. I hope the third party controls work just as well!

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  7. People don't even read the posts they respond to anymore.....

    I'd definitely recommend the extigy for this guy...he's getting a laptop and wants sound he can take to school and use on the laptop....Extigy is the only way to go for that...obviously..

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  8. so how is the extigy? It's the only other "card" that offers the external breakout box, right? positional sound any good?

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  9. thanks alot, i hope that it will work well temporarly (until i get the laptop) with my current system! :)
  10. Its a good sound setup from the reviews i've read, should work just fine, be sure to use whatever the latest drivers are and have your OS patched up good when you install it.

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  11. I really have no idea what your asking here, its an audigy on the outside of the pc...thus its an audigy which is only very slightly inferior to an audigy pci on the inside... But its STILL an audigy. Its the ONLY external SC available that i know of....this is completely different from a breakout box on a standard PCI SC.

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