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  1. drade

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    Hello everyone. I have the Logitech z-5500's and I need a great sound card for games and music under 200$. I do have a front door, So most of the ones that come with those 5.25 bay thingys I wouldnt find a need for.But anyone got any good ones on thier list? Thanks!
     
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    sound blaster 2 zs series

    sound blaster 2 zs series are great cards
     
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    But do I need to use that little 5.25 thingy, Cause I cannot on my case, but if not Ill get that one! ?
     
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    My friend insisted that I get that same product you posted up, But what is the point of the 5.25 sound bay? Will it reduce anything of the card??
     
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    u must ask urself ; did i need it or not

    i'm just curouis did u even know about that connector on front bay !?
     
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    you dont need that

    you wont need the platinum to play games and stuff, you only need the platinum edition if you are doing sound and music and midi recording etc. the regular SB AUDIGY 2 ZS will do you just fine, but it does have an issue when you are running NAV 2002 or higher.but it is a great card.i bought a cheap 25dollar 7.1 sur. card from Zellers and it had very good sound, but it had no driver updates..
     
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    just found this for 28 bucks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102003#DetailSpecs:roll:
     
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    you have 200 bucks to spend ? get a X-FI, 120 will get you a basic one, 180 will get you one with a front panel and a remote,
     
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    X-Fi Elite Pro all the way :D
     
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    The x-fi extreme music is an amazing piece or engineering. Here is a review.

    I Have the X-fi Fatal1ty, upgraded from a soundblaster live 24bit and some klipsch speakers. The improvement in sound quality was very noticable to me and the feature called the crystalizer is amazing if you listen to lots of MP3s. It's audio processing cababilities will improve the framerates in your games better than any other card (not by much).

    The Audigy 2 ZS is a good card but this one is superior. It comes in at almost double the price but if you have the money go for the superior card.
    If you have a 7.1 channel surround sound system you will need the front panel.
     
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    The X-Fi cards are supposed to be exetremely good. I have never used one, but I have yet to find a review which dislikes them.
     
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    No hardware oor sound issues to complain about, my only whine with my Fatal1ty is the bloody ribbo cable that goes ftom card to IO Inrerface.

    Amazing sounds and toys aplenty on the card. =]
     
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    the only thing with those is how do u use headphones ect when running 5.1 or somthing.. im guessing the last connector is programable. does anyone here have it to give us some insight?
     
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    ive used em in computers i built for peeple... never messed with settings for headfones or anything... and actually i usually dont even install the full SB software pack, just the driver. as far as sound and performance its just like an audigy but i havent really tryed any advanced options with them.
     
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    you mean the midi port? peeple still use thouse things??? (this coming from a guy whos main system still uses socket A)

    M-Audio has the best sounding sound cards ive used, though they get pricey quick. and if yur a gamer yull prolly want a sound card with good EAX support like the blasters.
     
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    I am using this one: AuzenTech HDA X-PLOSION 7.1 DTS Connect DDL Sound Card PCI 32BIT Optical Output. And wow, got to love the DTS Connect (the same as the soundstorm that used Dolby digital live, but this one uses dts WOW) No need of 6 ch direct, it always goes thru the coax or the toslink. Not the best for gaming, but I don’t play games that much. Read on it and you are going to se what I mean.
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=17753
     

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