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Old 01-14-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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Okay, so I need a super super cheap sound card. Something that just produces sound.

Because right now, running my on board 5.1 where 4 of those channels are burned out isnt good. When using the last working channel, sometimes it cracks and crap. Drivers cant get any more updated.

So I need something that will just make clear noise. Lookin at sub 20 bucks on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE

Anyone foresee any problems with something so cheap
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Throw in $10 more and get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102002
You'll get way better quality and sound.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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Youll probably be most likely to run in to lack of software support in vista, but if you just want sound that any card will do.

I would suggest getting something worthwhile however. Just in case you ever want to upgrade you wont have to since you already bought a decent card
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #4
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I actually have that exact card.

Its sitting in a shoe box next to me x300.

I bought it from the Amish Kid here on the forums. He isnt here anymore, but I never could get the thing to work. I'm pretty sure he hosed me and it never worked, but whatever.

I never wanted a soundblaster much after that.
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Try this. Same type of card. It's a little bit cheaper with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102010
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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Youll probably be most likely to run in to lack of software support in vista, but if you just want sound that any card will do.

I would suggest getting something worthwhile however. Just in case you ever want to upgrade you wont have to since you already bought a decent card
Thought about that too. But with the lack of money at the moment......... I cant do much,.

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Try this. Same type of card. It's a little bit cheaper with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102010
Whats the main difference? other then one is Audigy and one isnt....
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:52 AM   #7
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Up,I am prepared to buy

Hey that one with fress shipping you found has the shortened metal piece. It wont correctly fit in my case.

Toss up between these


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118105
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^^Out of those 2, I say go with the creative one.
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Kind of what I was thinking. But I have had such terrible luck with creative.

Maybe ill risk it again anyways.
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hmm... well it never hurts to try something new either.
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