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Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Sound Card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Irish_PXzyan, Jan 29, 2008.

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    From what all I've read on them, they seem to be good cards, and work brilliantly with Razer's headset.

    Comparatively, the card is a little better than the Creative Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro in audio quality, but is slightly slower than the Creative card.

    I like the EMI shield they added - the Razer is the first card I've seen actually to include such a sheild.

    Oh, and it's a PCI card - any avaiable PCI slot.
     
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    That would be a PCI slot. I don't think it is the best soundcard tho.

    Edit: I agree with above, also I have the headphones and if you are wondering about those, they are superb.
     
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    Well I will be buying on ebay..its 50% cheaper there!
    I cant find the creative extreme gamer one that will deliver to Ireland :(
    So Razer is the next choice.

    Would you consider me buying this?
     
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    They went for $70 new on NewEgg about 4-5 days ago. That is why they are cheap right now. For under $80, I'd say they're worth it, but I wouldn't buy one simply because of the fact that my onboard supports DTS: Connect. If it didn't I'd totally go for one. Screw Creative, who refuses to allow for DTS: Connect or Dolby Digital: Live even on their high-end cards (you can go around I believe by using Auzentech Prelude drivers, but I'm not sure).
     
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    Do I need to be aware of anything before buying this?? like leads...mobo features?? This is the first time ever buying a sound card so this is all new to me.

    If I MUST be aware of anything! please let me know!
     
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    Only thing you need to know... don't plug your monitor into the DVI like looking port... It will fry.
     
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    ahhh because it looks like the dvi port from the GPU?? ouch that would suck!
     

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