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Audio Card

By Mark Fuller
Jul 17, 2013
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  1. I am looking to upgrade my video card to a pcie or maybe a usb. I am looking to spend about $250 to $275. I have a hp pavilion d4100y with a 3.2 ghz processor and 4 gb ram. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 850   +201

    Your question is pretty confusing. The title indicated your question is about an Audio/Sound card. But, in your actual question you mention upgrading your Video card. Which exactly would you like suggestions for? A budget of $275 would be a good start for either of the components.
     
  3. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 126

    I meant the audio card.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    That PC is pretty ancient. It will bottleneck a high end audio card.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    That PC is very ancient. That PC was considered VERY high end in 2005, but it is nothing worth talking about nowadays. The system will bottleneck a high end audio card.
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    I don't understand why you have $250 to throw away on an audio card, yet you don't have top of the line current-gen PC. What, you have Bose speaker setup or something too? :\

    Why do you need the card?
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    The PC he has was a high end workstation in 2005. It had the newly released dual cores in them. I think he is under the impression it is still high end.
     
  8. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 126

    Yes I do have an old bose setup, but if it's not recommended I'll wait until I get a new system.
     
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Audio cards aren't recommended unless you have $300 monitors plugged to them, or have a need for an audio card that encodes into Dolby Digital Live for use with home theatre surround systems across optical.
     
  10. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 126

    Thank you for your information.
     

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