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Buying a sound card, PLZ HELP

By PaulWuzHere
Aug 9, 2005
  1. I have never used more than integrated audio in my life. When I went over to my friend's house and heard what a Sound Blaster Audigy sounded like, well I was blown away. I am looking for a new sound card but I have no desire to spend more than $50. I was thinking about a sound blaster live. Plz give comments or sugestions
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Howdy

    No suggestions needed. :wave:
    Separate sound cards take a big load off the CPU
    and give better sound quality.
    I have non-oem SB live 5.1 that you should find for the $$'s
    you want to spend....
    G'Luck
     
  3. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 270

    How does the SB live sound compared to other cards?
     
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    My expir. has been very good with sound blaster live. :grinthumb
    It has the bang for the buck.
    tho as always, bigger bucks=bigger bang! :hotbounce
    Separate sound cards take a big load off the CPU.
    Sound blaster is also releasing the next gen audio,
    check the news on front page TechSpot.
    G'Luck
     
  5. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 270

    Sweet thanks, I think i'll get the sound blaster live 24-bit then. I am no way about to spend $100 on a ZS or something like that... sound isn't that important
     
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