Correct Sound Card for My Needs


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Smooch

Hello everyone,

I just had a wonderful new computer built for me and I am thrilled
with all parts except the onboard sound. Seems I need an actual sound
card to do the movie making/editing I wish to do. In the past, I
would have just gone out and picked up a $25 card. But since this is
my mega computer, I want something really nice that will work well.

My specs are this:

Motherboard - MSI P6N SLI-FI (MS7350-010) nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
(that's what the book says!)
Graphics Card - nVidia 8800 GTS
Processors - Intel Dual Core 2.66Ghz
Onboard Sound - Realtek High Definition Audio.
Speakers - Logitech 2.1 (can't find the book for them right now - will
probably buy new ones)

This computer is used for gaming and as I said above, movie making/
machinima and of course listening to music and watching movies and
video. Does anyone have suggestions? And if you need more info, I
can try to get it to you. Much thanks in advance!

Smooch
 
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Paul

Smooch said:
Hello everyone,

I just had a wonderful new computer built for me and I am thrilled
with all parts except the onboard sound. Seems I need an actual sound
card to do the movie making/editing I wish to do. In the past, I
would have just gone out and picked up a $25 card. But since this is
my mega computer, I want something really nice that will work well.

My specs are this:

Motherboard - MSI P6N SLI-FI (MS7350-010) nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
(that's what the book says!)
Graphics Card - nVidia 8800 GTS
Processors - Intel Dual Core 2.66Ghz
Onboard Sound - Realtek High Definition Audio.
Speakers - Logitech 2.1 (can't find the book for them right now - will
probably buy new ones)

This computer is used for gaming and as I said above, movie making/
machinima and of course listening to music and watching movies and
video. Does anyone have suggestions? And if you need more info, I
can try to get it to you. Much thanks in advance!

Smooch

There are 71 sound devices listed here. Each one has customer reviews. You
don't have to buy it here, but with the reviews, you'll get a good idea
if any of these meet your requirements. An amazing number of these
get the thumbs down from customers, because of driver issues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010360057&Subcategory=57

As for PCI Express versus PCI sound cards, Asus has a Xonar product
on the way, that has a PCI Express x1 connector. But until someone reviews
it, we won't know just how bad the Asus driver and game support is.
I wouldn't expect them to fix problems that fast, because they
aren't really an audio company.

Paul
 

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