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Old November 1, 2008, 08:13 AM
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I just finished ordering the parts for my new computer thanks in great part to the advice from this site but since I've placed my order I've been feeling the itch to add to the order. I've already changed the case and because the CPU heatsink is on backorder I'm considering something else.

One thing I did not look into was a sound card. The advice given to me was to see how I liked the onboard sound. But I'm wondering after ordering some decent components if I really should have stopped short on the sound card. Do you guys have any recommendations on a sound card with good sound and features that won't break the bank?
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Old November 1, 2008, 08:32 AM
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The onboard may sound tolerable but onboards cannot compare with quality add-in soundcard. What is not break the bank? What is your budget?
If we know this we can recommend cards within your budget that will give you the best sound for the price.
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Old November 1, 2008, 09:59 AM
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That is one, there are others depending on his budget and what he wants to do with it.
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Old November 1, 2008, 10:25 AM
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You should post your budget. ASUS makes a very good line of sound cards ranging from about $90 to $200. I personally love my Xonar D2X.

The Xonar DX is about $90 and would be an excellent choice in my opinion.
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The Xonar DX I have is working wonderfully. It is low profile, $90, and PCIe. The best part is it doesnt use a crummy Creative Labs software.....

Also the HT Omega Striker is another great card. It is best when used with its Optical digital output.
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The Xonar DX I have is working wonderfully. It is low profile, $90, and PCIe. The best part is it doesnt use a crummy Creative Labs software.....

Also the HT Omega Striker is another great card. It is best when used with its Optical digital output.
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