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i need a sound card

By neild79
Jul 9, 2006
  1. can anyone tell me a sound card i should go for, my specs are: amd athlon 64 3000+ 2ghz cpu, 256mb ddr pc3200 ram, asrock k8vm800 motherboard. i have good speakers ( harman/kardon soundsticks II ) but my onboard sound doesnt do it justice.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I still have a PCI soundblaster card that does everything I need. Of course if you want to get fancy, the new soundblasters are expensive.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    How much can you afford?
    There are sound cards from $9 to more than $100.
     
  4. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 49

    i can spend about 50 pounds.
     
  5. AKirru

    AKirru TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Either pick up a cheap Audigy 2 (that's what I did, great card and I got a ZS one for £21 on eBay) or you could go to the other end of your budget and get an audigy 4 or maybe with a little luck an x-fi music edition.

    Audigy 2 is my recommendation though as it's the best bang for buck (or pound ..heh).

    Andy
     
  6. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 49

    how did you get the little picture of the (busty)anime lady running? its cool
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    HERE is a good card. I think you can afford it (according to google 50 pounds are 92 dollars).
    The problem (for you) is to find it in a good, reliable UK retailer.
     
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