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    am in the market for a half decent soundcard and also speakers,can any of you lot point me in the right direction? am currently using the avance ac97 built into motherboard

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    I would get any kind of soundblaster by creative....Sound cards down at the bottom right you can change pages..it gets more exspensive the further u go..the Live 5.1 is a good card! only 30 bucks...Speaker I started this one on page 2 cuz page 1 just sux....I would suggest Altec Lansing or Logitech
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    The SB Live! 5.1 card is very good as a budget card, if you're willing to go a little further then go for a SB Audigy 2.

    Creative also do a range of Speakers called 'Inspire', they come in 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1 variants and are very good for the price.

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    Check this one HERE$30.00 And 5.1 Speaker Output

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    Originally posted by basics@26 July 2003 - 06:48
    am in the market for a half decent soundcard and also speakers,can any of you lot point me in the right direction? am currently using the avance ac97 built into motherboard

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    Hey dude, your ac97 is already 5.1 surround sound! I have the same sound card and it is excellent! Do what I did, invest into some high quality speakers. I was quite impressed for an on-board sound card (Gigabyte MoBo), to sound so good.



    This is how you setup your card for surround sound...


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    AC '97 sound systems are a big drain on CPU resources if you play games... there's a big performance difference when you get a dedicated sound card.

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    If you are lookig for speakers the inspire are good, but the mega works one are better and more powerfull.

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    cheers that means i can get some better speakers for the moment and look at saving for a better soundcard!

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@26 July 2003 - 18:43
    The SB Live! 5.1 card is very good as a budget card, if you're willing to go a little further then go for a SB Audigy 2.

    Creative also do a range of Speakers called 'Inspire', they come in 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1 variants and are very good for the price.
    Creative Sound blaster Audigy platinium is the best "quality-price ratio "(I don't know if you can say that in english ).It's very efficient to compose music and to watch div-x.The sound quality is so good that you really have the impression to be on a cinema, you get scared for nothing when you hear a noise.I nearly got a heart attack when I saw resident evil for example.

    In france the price was around 240 6 months ago.

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    Check out the Santa Cruz Turtle Beach, I just got it recently (around 50&#036 and have been enjoying extremly good sound quality. Best works with winXP and has some driver problems with older OS's.


    (try something other then SB's, just an idea.)

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