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Old August 6, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Default Best SoundCard out right now for around $120?

I always thought a soundcard was as soundcard but aprently some are beter then others. I am in the market for a good sound card what is the best one(s) out right now in the $120? The socket type dont really mater to me. Thanks
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Old August 6, 2009, 11:16 AM
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This one is great:
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB SNR W/ Low Profile Bracket - XONAR DX In Canada.

Xonar DX.
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Old August 6, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I couldn't really tell you because the sound card market has really slowed down substantially. I've had my X-Fi Fatal1ty for over three years now and it's been great. I can't wait to get 5.1 speakers for it. I paid a lot of money for it back then but now it's pretty cheap. Worth every penny.
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Old August 6, 2009, 12:45 PM
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i still say auzentech forte, you can find it on sale somewhere, almost all the time. Ncix had them for like 99$ the other week.
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Old August 6, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Before you jump and spend that money on a sound card, what is the speaker system you are working with. A great sound card can't make a crappy speaker system sound better
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Old August 6, 2009, 02:06 PM
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I am using a set of Edifier S330D's.
And I just want sound lol the sound drivers on my curent mombo has to be renstalled every restart for some weard reason.
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Old August 6, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Auzentech Xplosion
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Old August 6, 2009, 06:41 PM
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LOL I've been with my good old Creative X-Fi Fatality Professional Series it has the golden connectors (they don't make those anymore) the unit is crisp and it sounds bloody amazing - as much as people complain over drivers and CL - I have NEVER *EVER* had any issues in XP or VISTA - You don't need to spend shitload of money on a soundcard unless you are going to do music production and require some professional DACs - and if you have crappy pair of speakers or cheap crap headphones you probably shouldn't waste too much money.
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Old August 6, 2009, 06:43 PM
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I'll second Crisk's choice on the xonar dx.. Im quite happy with mine.
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Old August 6, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Does the xonar dx come in a PCI bus?? I really don't want to put my sound card between my 2X videocards.
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