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    Sound - best for gaming?

    Well I'm currently running a Fourtissimo and have been for about 4 years, ahum.

    Whats a good card for gaming audio, plenty of channels with low cpu overheads would be a good start.

    I take it the Audigy range is a good start but really havn't been looking into sound for about a year so I'm a little behind.

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    the philips acoustic edge is the best card for playing older games, as its stere -> 5.1 conversion is second to none.

    nvidia's soundstorm tech, as used on nforce2 boards, allows dolby digital encoding, which is great if you have decent speakers & a decoder.

    other than that, look at a hercules of some sort for gaming, or a terratec/m-audio for music.

    is my dislike for creative showing through yet?

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    dont bother with audididy, just get a new mobo (nf7-s ) which is just as good if not better for sound quality imo
    ( i also dislike creative)
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 15-09-2003 at 05:38 PM.

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    Anything with THX certified sound ;-)
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    Originally posted by |SilentDeath|
    dont bother with audididy, just get a new mobo (nf7-s ) which is just as good if not better for sound quality imo
    ( i also dislike creative)
    I was tempted, nice mobo... but the Gigabyte GA-7NNXP had my eye over the Abit.

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    Originally posted by Korky
    Anything with THX certified sound ;-)
    THX certification is for speakers more than for sound cards. As it stands, THX just means "loud & pretty distortion free".

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    ditched my soundblaster once i got the abit nf7-s, great sound it has!

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    yep i know hex but need a gd set of speakers with ur sound card.
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    I'm thinking just get an Abit NF7-S because its got plenty of features including excellent onboard sound.

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    I used a fortissimo III for a while before I switched to using onboard 8rda+... I get weird popping sounds when I turn my volume up too high on my pc it doesn't go funny when I turn the sound down on volume control and just bump speakers up though
    I like the onboard sound but preferred having a sound card
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    Originally posted by Bleek
    I was tempted, nice mobo... but the Gigabyte GA-7NNXP had my eye over the Abit.
    why ?
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    Originally posted by Agent
    why ?
    Extra features and the dual bios - have had excellent experience in the past with Gigabyte too.

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    Blasphemy! Run for the hills!

    The sound on the NF7-S is really quite alot nicer than things like the Live! 5.1 cards. Although... I do like my Creative 5300 speakers. They were on offer at scan.co.uk a few months ago, and I was looking for a cheap 5.1 speaker set. Seriously can't fault them

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    Originally posted by directhex
    THX certification is for speakers more than for sound cards. As it stands, THX just means "loud & pretty distortion free".

    --jo
    Yes but anything thx certfied is likely to be a good product. The classification carries a lot of clout- deserved it is

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    What about the new Audigy 2 ZS? Whats so different about it than say the Audigy 2 Platinum EX or whatever anyone know?

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    Originally posted by Bleek
    I was tempted, nice mobo... but the Gigabyte GA-7NNXP had my eye over the Abit.
    I've got two of these boards coming, will let you know what the sound is like, come on City Link get a move on !!

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