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Old 02-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Vista Sound Cards

Does anyone know of a good quality, cheap vista compatible surround sound card?
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=15853

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This is the card I use and it works nicely with Vista. Has a full range of sound without breaking your budget (I got mine for less than 100 USD ad BestBuy) This card sounds particularly great with the Logitech Z-5300e system.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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I'm looking for one more in the $30 dollar range (tell me if thats crazy) and it needs multiple outs for the speakers, as im using several different sets and not a combo deal. thanks though!
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No, 30$ or less isn't crazy. Some companies actually make cards that cheap, but they won't be the best. They will still be better than most onboard cards though.

If you live in the US and want to order them from a website, heres some choices:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=%241+-+%2410
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=%2410+-+%2425

Be sure to look for Vista compatibility. I'm sure most have them actually.
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Default Re: Vista Sound Cards

I have realtek HD onboard sound on my 650i mobo, would I notice a difference in gaming, movies and music if I were to buy a $40 sound card? Not to hijack the thread...
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no as long as its a highdeff on board sound you wont
sound with the same channels have come a limit
your not going to hear any difference unless you buy a 2000 sound card with high quality speakers to go along with it
but using your same speakers
onboard sound vs a sound card you wont notice any thing
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Thanks for the links, they helped
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Same here (Not the same motherboard as you though) and that onboard sound rock! Best i have heard IMO.
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