Possibly getting a SC

heflys20

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Whelp, I'm thinking of getting a sound card.......I haven't had one in ages (I think :confused:), and would like to see how it compares to an on-board unit.

Currently, my on-board unit is the Realtek ALC887 8 channels.....(whatever).

In terms of sound cards, I was looking at these potential options:

Xonar DX or D1 (doesn't matter):

Azuntech Bravura (can't find Forte, plus I heard the Bravura uses a software version of the X-FI hardware. Is this true?)

X-Fi Titanium or Fatal1ty Pro Series (are Creative's drivers still bad?)


Anyway, those are the current models that fit my budget. I might be able to do a little more. I mostly play games and listen to music. 60/40 respectively. Also, I heard that the Xonar might be inconsistent in terms of EAX emulation.
 

heflys20

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I had a 5.1 from logitech, which, unfortunately had short in it. Currently, I'm using semi decent (extremely generic) speakers from this brand Cyber Acoustics (?).....I might get better speakers, or simply get a headphone set.
 

criccio

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Get good headphones. The Logitechs you did have and the current set will not benefit from anything better then onboard audio.
 

heflys20

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Looking to upgrade my speakers too.....Considering the Logitech-Z-2300, since it's $80 on amazon.
 
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