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Skozaa December 28, 2011 12:35 PM

Soundcard good for gaming?
Hi guys,

I don't know if this topic has been writen on this forum before but anyways...

I wanna know if it is good to have a soundcard for gaming... for example counter strike source
sounds is needed to hear your enemy where he walks

is it true that a sound card will give you more sounds to locate your enemy better?

and my english sux so sorry for that, hope you understand what I mean.

and the sound card I would buy is Club 3D Theatron Agrippa DTS 7.1

it costs 63 euro's

if you know a better sound card for gaming!?! Tell me


Jake_HT December 28, 2011 12:37 PM

Short answer: Yes.

Sound quality, difference in sounds, direction, clarity. It will all improve with a sound card.

Also remember the quality of your headphones will come in to play, if you have low quality headphones, the sound card won't make that much of a difference. ALso, USB headsets will not use the sound card.

Your English is fine.

However, I have never even heard of that sound card so I'm not sure if it is any good or not. I recommend ASUS Xonar DX. Great sounding card at a good price that is right around your price range, maybe less.

SugarJ December 28, 2011 12:39 PM

Yes, a sound card will help you with directional positioning.

I'm not familiar with the card you have listed, but I'd suggest a Asus Xonar DX. It sells here for your price range, and I can tell you from personal experience it's way better than onboard sound.

Edit: Ninja'd, at least with the same advice though.

enaberif December 28, 2011 12:50 PM

a good soundcard can make all the difference when gaming or watching movies

Skozaa December 28, 2011 01:08 PM

Ok good tnx :D

Numfar December 30, 2011 11:05 AM

I did a quick google search and a took a quick glance at the card and I am fairly certain its sufficient for gaming and I doubt the Asus would make a huge impact on sound quality. But like other people said you might need to upgrade your headphones. I recommend Sennheiser's and I am sure a few other people would too:) I am by no means a expert on headphones though so you might want to read up more about them. Cheers hope that helps

trancewhiiz January 17, 2012 03:46 PM

Get a good sound card and a headset and you will notice a huge difference.

MARSTG January 17, 2012 06:49 PM

get a used Audigy 2 ZS, should do your job

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