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Need help on sound card and speakers!

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April 4, 2003 9:56:52 PM

I'll be building a new PC soon, now I need to consider which sound card/speakers to get. I don't really care about sounds, and I don't like surround speakers because of limited room and the apartment manager will probably crack down on my door and kick my butt if I ever dared to turn it on too loud :)  My original plan was an Asus Canterwood motherboard that comes with onboard sound, but it looks like they won't have one by summer :(  All I need is an economic sound card(preferably from Creative Labs) and a cheap speaker set(2 speakers) that is compatable with it. Any suggestions?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MegaCharger on 04/04/03 06:00 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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April 4, 2003 11:26:15 PM

Because of your space and noise restrictions and budget, onboard would most likely be fine. Personally, I would suggest you go for the Guillemot Fortissimo 7.1. Economical, and all told a good card.

As for speakers, I don't have any experience because my computer is hooked up to my home theatre, not some cheesy computer speakers ;-)

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Onboard audio
April 5, 2003 6:05:57 AM

Hercules Fortissimo3 and Creative Audigy are both good. Tech-report had two nice comparisons of various sound cards. Search their site and read them. They can help a lot.