Sound card and speakers - budget

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  • morriss 22 Mar 2013 18:27:48 71,284 posts
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    I'm looking at investing in a sound card and a set of speakers. Maybe 5.1. What's decent for decent money?
  • Rodpad 22 Mar 2013 18:31:48 2,314 posts
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    http://uk.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_DX/

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/20729518/704458222/Logitech-X-530-Speakers-5-1/ListingDetails.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518%7Ccat:20729518%7Cprd:20729518
  • Maturin 22 Mar 2013 18:32:10 3,412 posts
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    I like the Asus cards. You can get its 7.1/5.1 cards for little money.
  • Fake_Blood 22 Mar 2013 18:39:17 4,756 posts
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    So what do these cards do that a standard mobo can't?
  • Dirtbox 22 Mar 2013 19:02:41 80,402 posts
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    Not a lot these days.

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  • morriss 23 Mar 2013 08:28:33 71,284 posts
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    So it's not really worth it, then? Ok.
  • THFourteen 23 Mar 2013 08:38:23 35,463 posts
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    Still worth having speakers IMO.

    Gets annoying having to put your ear to the PC.
  • THFourteen 23 Mar 2013 08:41:11 35,463 posts
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    How about something like this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Inspire-Surround-Speaker-System/dp/B00AE73KYW/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1364028008&sr=1-14
  • morriss 23 Mar 2013 08:46:17 71,284 posts
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    That looks decent, yeah.
  • Deleted user 26 March 2013 10:52:16
    If you want a Xonar DG i have one i took out of a pc. Good budget card especially if use headphones.

    Edited by Sharzam at 10:53:17 26-03-2013
  • TheRealBadabing 26 Mar 2013 11:53:48 1,419 posts
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    I bought a Xonar DG a few weeks ago and it is much better than my onboard (realtek alc889) sound ever was.

    Simple things like having sound from spdif and headphones simultaneously make setting things up much easier.

    If you get one, some good drivers can be found here.
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