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    It's Bargain Sound Card time

    Was ordering some stuff, so thought I'd go for the old "Zakky Bargain" again.

    ie: try something too cheap for it to work, but with my fingers crossed. Wel this time its my ears thaty are crossed, cos its Bargain Sound Card time.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48180

    Its a 6 channel, C-Media chip, doesnt look ANYTHING like that piccy...its a smaller L shaped card, but has a nice little box, with a groovy space ship on it, and a CD with drivers.

    And for £4.11 inc VAT, I expect the WORLD of it

    In all seriousness, tnight I shal whack it in the old SFF pc, install the drivers and report back.

    The 6 channel doesnt interest me particulary, but the HTRF in headphone mode does. Thats when we'll see.

    Any of you guys had a go with one of these?

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    Yep - ran that exact card for a year, grabbed it because my on-board sound was tosh.

    Cracking little card m8y - recommended

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    ooh......thats good.

    Excitement builds

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    If I remember the 8738 chipset does *not* work with XP. As you use generic CMedia drivers for all these kind of cards.

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    its working fine. XP drivers on disk , although old. No new ones on the website. Cack web site too...sloooowwwww but the driver disk had it all anyway

    Plus some other cool stuff, including WinDVD and good surround sound demos.

    Anyone with a cack old soundcard really cant go far wrong.

    Well, Microphone input is good, stereo is suprisingly good, and it has a rather natty surround option of having SPEAKERS for the front and your headphones for the rear. Sounded pretty good as it goes.

    Supports EAX 1 and A3D and does a reasonable amount of "ear-hole trickery" on headphones (HTRF)

    HOWWWEEVER...... the EAX got a bit carried away in IL-2 (a game with a hundred sound card problems anyway), but was acceptable. Just got echoiey....

    For £4....it sounds like £20 card

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    it used to be sold as the hercules gamesurround muse xl FOR £20

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