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#1
I am looking for a sound card that will do 5.1 for my head set must have optical out. willing to spend 100$+ I will be gaming mostly and some music. I have no idea what to look for and dont want to get ripped off. any input will help.:toast:
 
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#2
what kind of headset is it?
 
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roccat kave 5.1 id like to spend like 70-120+ i dont know if it matter to get pciex1 or pci my pc can fit both.
 

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#6
go with the soundcard the man with the tiny starship recommended.
 
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Can't beat the price and it meets your requirements. Replaceable OP AMPS to boot. erocker has chosen wisely
 

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I like my Xonar DG, I am not an audiophile by any means though.
 

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#9
Go with what the man that the man with the transformer recommended