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    Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Hi,

    I currently have a Creative Audigy 2ZS sound card (old i know). I've been looking at the Creative SoundBlaster Recon3D PCI sound card which is £40, should i upgrade or not?

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Nope.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Simple answer no... The recon chips are not all their cut out to be and feature very little actual hardware, you only have to look at the card to tell.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Ok, thanks i'll keep the ZS.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    I recently pulled the X-Fi Titanium from my main rig to test the on-board sound.....can't say I've felt the need to install the X-Fi again!
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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I recently pulled the X-Fi Titanium from my main rig to test the on-board sound.....can't say I've felt the need to install the X-Fi again!
    You know, i've been meaning to try my on-board sound just to see if i can notice any difference.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    it really depends what you're gonna do, but in most cases, no, you really don't need to upgrade. And if you were to upgrade, get something better than the blaster.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I recently pulled the X-Fi Titanium from my main rig to test the on-board sound.....can't say I've felt the need to install the X-Fi again!
    This is true, when I rebuilt my pc I didn't reinstall my A2ZX and I haven't missed it even though I pump the analog signal through to an amp.
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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    My Soundblaster is the oldest part of my rig.

    If i hear what i am watching in 5.1 surround, i am happy.

    probably the least important part of a pc in my opinion.
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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    If you want to get anything grab an Asus Zonar.

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Still running an SB X-Fi Fatality Extreme Edition. Still does its job, and quite well =)

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    Re: Should i upgrade my sound card?

    Oddly enough, I was looking at my x-fi Xtreme Music the other day and wondering whether to pull it. If I plump for the onboard sound, does it still do bass redirect? I run the sound from my card to a Sony home Amp, and thence to 5.1 speakers.

    I have a xonar in my HTPC, which is great.
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