Could you recommend...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NixNix, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. NixNix

    NixNix Guest

    Can any of you recommend a good sound card for an XP system? I am running an HP Pavilion xt938 with and AMD Athlon 1.3 GhZ, 128m RAM, 60 Gig HD. Christmas is around the corner and I need to think about what to give hints about...:D
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    sound blaster aduigy or aduigy 2
    or of you want cheaper go for the live but you get what you pay for
     
  4. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    Get the Audigy 2 Platinum...
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    just get an audigy or turtle beach santa cruz.. you don't need a top of the line sound card unless you have the cash and hardware (speakers)
     
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  7. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hercules Game Theater XP is nice and cheap, and pretty good quality too.
     
  8. jumpy

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    As sazar mentioned it all depends on what speakers you have and/or what speakers you are planning to buy. An audigy 2 platinum can't make a crap set of speakers sound any better than they actually are. But it can definitely make a good set of speakers realise their full potential, just consider this when buying.
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    audigy 2 palt, very good deal.
     
  10. pothitos

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    if you get a plat. make sure ur case doesnt have a door :rolleyes:
     
  11. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    If you case has no door, how do you open it ?
     
  12. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    a door on the front. to cover the drive bays.
     
  13. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I would have to agree with most of the above recommendations...Audigy. I have an Audigy Gamer and have had no problems and good sound performance from it.
     
  14. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I would say go with this ( I want one ! )

    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    Or if you don't want one of those :( I think any Audigy Card should do just fine for you.
     
  15. NixNix

    NixNix Guest

    Wow, thanks for all the responses! Audigy sounds pretty good (yech...), but does anyone have more info on the Turtle Beach SantaCruz? I mean hands-on experience.

    TIA!
     
  16. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    i've heard good things about the Phillips Sonic Edge 5.1 too. and it's only $50
     
  17. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I know that dell shipps its PCs with sana cruz sound cards. They seem to be a good cost performer.