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In need of a new soundcard
May 24 2012, 7:25 pm
By: Devourer  

May 24 2012, 7:25 pm Devourer Post #1

Hello

So, my soundcard has blown and I need a new one.
The card I have used was pretty satisfying, but apparently creative no longer supports this one (year 2005).
It's the Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeMusic.

I pretty much wanted to have the same but apparently they are no longer being sold (neither officially by creative nor "new" by amazon), so I'll probably need a different one, whether it is creative or not, I don't mind.

Info:
  • PCI
  • no surround needed (using 2.1)
  • low budget, around 100, less if possible.
  • mostly used for -loud- music

Someone able to suggest me something?
Thanks in advance, SEN!



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May 24 2012, 7:47 pm Sacrieur Post #2

Still Napping

Oh boi. Not much you'll find better than M-Audio's audiophile line.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829121008

Apparently you can grab this for 67.



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May 24 2012, 10:45 pm rockz Post #3

ᴄʜᴇᴇsᴇ ɪᴛ!

I'm going to kind of hijack your thread here, but hopefully some questions will be answered which will help everyone decide what a good buy is.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1747731&CatId=2771

I've got a card like this (it says model number sc8768, but from what I can gather it's got identical parts) that I'm not using because I don't care and I'm just using onboard on a fairly new motherboard. Should I be using the sound card instead? Is there a particularly good reason to do so?



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