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Old 02-20-2006, 04:48 AM   #21
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Default Re: Looking for 5.1 sound card: Cheap and effective!

SABRENT SND-P8CH Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829130002


AOpen Cobra AW850 Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829117105


AOpen Cobra AW850D Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829117107


Turtle Beach RIVIERA Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118105


Okay, looks like those are my choices. So if someone could just please review and tell me what to go with. Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:11 AM   #22
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Creative Labs sells reconditioned sound cards on Ebay. I bought an Audugy(sp) 2 THX card from them for $35.00. Shipped fast and I downloaded the latest drivers from their website. It did come with proper CD and instructions. I forget what the warrenty is. 3 months maybe? Sounds excellent!
That seems really good!!!

I wouldn't trust anything other than Creative for sound though. They are the apsolute BEST in audio quality in my opinion.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:59 PM   #23
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Default Re: Looking for 5.1 sound card: Cheap and effective!

So basicly all the cards I listed you think are crap, lol?
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Old 02-20-2006, 04:52 PM   #24
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Default Re: Looking for 5.1 sound card: Cheap and effective!

Yeah, Creative sound cards are a pain to work with if you don't download the right drivers etc. But once you get everything up and running, it works WONDERFULLY! I'm using the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit right now, although I might get the Sound Blaster X-Fi when I get the money.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:11 PM   #25
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Okay... So reccomend a card, for like, .99-30$ please

But, remember, bang for the buck. Id like to get something under 20 bucks. And there are several that fit that. Id really like to stay under $30 though, there are exceptions..
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Default Re: Looking for 5.1 sound card: Cheap and effective!

Well what ever it is, I'd presume a Creative to be best on all counts once you get it going.

I have a few problems when I have to re-install my Sound Blaster Live! Crusty card I know, but it still works good, and offers good sound for the setup I have.

If you can, download the new drivers, and don't bother about the ones on the disk.
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Im assuming that all the low budget cards, are going to act about the same..
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I have my old soundblaster live! 24bit sitting around. Its not being used now that I bought my x-fi. Its this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102176

I might be selling it so let me know if you are interested.
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I'm still using my Sound Blaster Live, non 24bit
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Default Re: Looking for 5.1 sound card: Cheap and effective!

I PMed you.

And do you all agree, that low budget sound cards, all sound the same?
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