Sound Cards?

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Jun 9, 2005
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So I had a nice Soundblaster something or other in my computer and I've always enjoyed it but my 7 year old did something this morning and the output is blown away. I enabled the on-board audio and I'm using that. It doesn't have all the good inputs like What-U-Hear so I'm going to buy another one. I have These Speakers which I use mostly for music listening. I don't run 5.1 or 7.1 for gaming on this computer.

My question is this:

Does spending extra money on a "better" sound card actually get you anything, or should I buy the $32.99 Sound Blaster Audigy?

And Go.
 

MrAbovePar

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Mar 14, 2005
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#2
Getting a decent sound card can help with video/audio editing and mixing. If you only play games then getting the basic that will run your games is good enough.
 

Stalker2

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Go with the Sound Blaster Audigy,your only going 2.1 speakers.
 
#5
I have the Audigy SE, which I bought after my onboard sound died. It's a good, basic card for the purposes you mention. I got mine from a big box store for $26, which is the everyday price, if you get lucky it might even be on sale.