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[SJ]Gooseman

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Thinking of buying a sound card...
« on: August 14, 2009, 08:01:21 pm »
Wondering what some of gurus would suggest as a good upgrade over on board. I was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006. This is about as high as I would like to go on the price range as well(including rebate). Looking to up the sound quality while taking some of the load off of the cpu.

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Thinking of buying a sound card...
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 09:34:10 pm »
I would like one of the Xonar's to test how good they are, however I almost always use onboard sound as it's ok these days on decent mobo's.

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Thinking of buying a sound card...
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 09:37:31 pm »
I always used Sound Blaster cards before on board sound... sry no help to ya m8

Great flying last night though... I was happy I actually hit your plane with some bullets  lol

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Thinking of buying a sound card...
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 09:50:08 pm »
 Okay, I'll bite.

 I know my onboard sound was sorta okay but when using headphones turned to maximum made whiny noises and also made noise when I'd move my mouse.

 So I finally gave in and got a Diamond Xtreme XS71DDL

 Took me a wee bit of work to get it working as the driver for it SUCKED!! I updated it from their site and it's been fine ever since.