What sound card should I buy?

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    Selavast
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    Hi,

    I’m looking for reccomendations on a new up to date sound card for my computer for the reason listed in one of my other topics entitled:

    “I have an audio question.”

    I am using Windows XP Home Edition, and I was wondering what sound card would work best with that operating system.

    Best Regards,
    Selavast

    #86907 Reply
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    I have XP, and NVIDIA is what I have, it is totally awesome! Although, I don’t know if you can just purchase it alone, my computer is custom built, and my computer guy decked it out. But I would suggest NVIDIA to anyone that could get it.

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    Selavast
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    I didn’t even know that NVIDIA made sound cards! :lol:

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    Selavast
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    I’ll have to dig around and see if can find one! I know that NVIDIA makes good products, so a sound card from them would be awesome!

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    Blunty
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    Anything by Crative labs is a good bet, they’ve been doing sound cards since sound cards were invented, they know how to do it well.

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    Selavast
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    I do have an old Creative card, but it conflicts with my OS. I heard rumor somewhere that pretty much most Creative cards have problems with XP. Is this true?

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    Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat ;)

    Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).

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    Selavast
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    “Stefan” wrote: Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat ;)

    Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).

    Hmm,

    Interesting! I might have to give that a shot, after I research it more. Thanks for the tip!

    #87000 Reply
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    LowweeK
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    Well, it’s not THAT important.
    Nowadays, all manufacturers make XP compatible soundcards.

    If you wanna have a slightly better one, choose Creative or Terratec.

    What are the uses you want ?
    – Game engine acceleration (EAX…) ?
    – Studio recording ? (with mics ?)
    – Home Cinema playback ?
    – Does it have to be multichannel or/and support Dolby D or DTS ?
    – Does it have to support hi-quality audio, like 24/96 ?
    – Does it have to support SoundFont (cheap sampling) ?
    – Does it have to feature hi-perf drivers like ASIO ?

    #87009 Reply
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    You should buy the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS.
    It’s not very expensive but a high-quality soundcard,
    you could even use 7.1 surround speakes with this thing.
    Plus it supports EAX up to version 3.0.

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