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Old 08-25-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Computer Audio..warning 2 billion questions

Alrighty boys and girls I got a noodle scratcher....I am looking for some way to play my audio with a reasonable amount of wattage. I am wondering if I would be better off to buy speakers for my computer or if I should just buy a boom box. Now heres the thing, I have a CPU right now that has a sound card with only 2 channels. I don't need speakers with 5.1, although they are only 10 bucks more, because I will only be using them for music not movies...so I want speakers that are 2.1. So I would have to buy at least a 4 channel sound card. Now I am moving away to college next year with a laptop and am wondering if the sound card I buy for my CPU can be transferred into my future laptop so I can use my speakers on my laptop, or can I expect my new laptop to have a 4 channel sound card (or higher) already? I also plan to buy an ipod and the speakers i want to buy have a quick connect for mp3 players. Also can boom boxes be set up to run through a computer? So would I be better off to buy computer speakers or boom box?

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Old 08-25-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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actually i'm not sure what my current CPU has for a sound card. All I see in the back is blue input hole, green output hole, pink mic hole and the other hole where my current speakers go which is orange. I also know that my sound card is SoundMAX Digital Audio Version 5.12.0001.3620

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Old 08-25-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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Well, like me, you'll just want things simple. I have this sound card:
and I'm getting this speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
with a new sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16829102178F
For you however, you just want 2.1. From what I've seen, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116133
is good, but these 2.1's are the best:
For a labtop, no, you can't transfer the sound card for desktops to labtops. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099392683811
that is what you want.
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