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Q: Sound card for gaming and making music

Hey guys, I've recently ordered a new PC and it should be here in a week. I'm a gamer and I like to write music and will finally be able to record with my new system. I'm just lacking a sound card. So basically I'm looking for a card that will be awesome for gaming and music. Any suggestions out there? I know I will need a PCI-E card. I'm looking to spend $150-200. Any help would be much appreciated

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A: Sound card for gaming and making music

This is probably the best one out there:

That is the best of both worlds. There is a better card for gaming, but the Essence above is much better for creating music and phenomenal for gaming.
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A:Gaming Sound Card

Not sure what you mean a headset has 2 speakers?????
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A:Music Sound Card - That is compatible with Windows 7?

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Welcome Daspawnx!

I'm not quite sure what you want to do. Do you have an external device you are wanting to hook up and play through the speakers?

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A:A good sound card for gaming?

Is ALC 888 that bad? I thought ALC has 5.1 setup already? (20-bit)
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A:Music audio recording and sound card question

I would recommend either the Presonus Firebox or the M-Audio Firewire 410. Both of these are firewire, and can be used on both your desktop and laptop, in case you want to go play live at a gig w/ your workstation. They also work perfectly for your home desktop recording studio.

I am personally going to be getting the M-Audio Firewire 410, as it allows Dolby DTS passthrough which I will be using as part of my home theatre system (coaxial into my reciever/amplifier).

As for using your onboard, I would recommend not. The firewire audio interface is going to be much lower latency. When using your onboard what you'll notice is a delay between when you play your guitar and when your computer spits it back out. This is your onboard audio "cheating" by processing your sound slower and playing it back later. For mp3's and stuff its fine, you won't notice anything, but in audio recording/playback environments its very annoying. I ran into this problem today using Ableton Live.

Both the Firebox and the Firewire 410 have at least enough outputs to power a basic quadrophonic system. The Firebox has better preamp/phantom power for mics and an overall better sound, but the Firewire 410 allows for more output channels, and also allows Dolby Digital DTS (digital theater surround) passthrough to hook up to your reciever, which is the reason why i choose this one over the Presonus.

Bottom line: they both cost around $260-$300, and are well worth the investment

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A:Sound Card, what difference does it make in gaming?

It's really up to you, a separate sound card like SB live or Audigy will sound better and not chew up any mobo resouces. You certainly don't have to spend $100, SB Live cards are going for $17 to $50 depending on where you look. It's not something you have to have, that would be air and water.
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A:Advice on a decent/top gaming sound card

Creative makes some nice cards.

Depends on how much you want to spend but I'm guessing you'd want something like 24-bit, 96KHz+ with 5.1 channels or more for what your doing. You can spend a little more for a card with 192KHz. I'm sure this will improve your audio quality but from what I hear I don't notice much difference between on-board and a sound card, I figure they are better for people who deal more with audio editing and such, just to keep in mind if you buy a 200$ card you may not notice much of a difference. For gaming I'm sure it will help as well though.

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A:Making a list of my music library help

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Anti-Virus Removal:
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- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the Norton from your system
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AMDIsTheBest010 said:

any advice?Click to expand...

Back up all important files,run checkdisk.

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A:Laptop Making Weird sound

Possibly a dirty fan, have you blown out the vents/fans with compressed air? You can pick up a can at most computer, electronics, or hardware stores.
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A:Making Subwoofer Sound Louder

you could try messing with the EQ in your media player. boost the bass frequencies (125Hz and lower). i recommend against this though, you are changing what the music is supposed to sound like.
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A:speakers are making a crackling sound

You'll get that when the audio driver is corrupted or if another device is on the same IRQ.
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A:Fan making a wavy sound / HP ProBook 430 G3

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A:Making sound files smaller


MP3 is already compressed, usually a normal song mp3 of 3/4mb has been compressed from 40/50 mb. I know of a program called mp3pro, which was supposed to compress the contents of a mp3 by a further 50%, but I have never used it.
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A:Computer is procesing and making sound even when nobody is using it

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A:Laptop making buzzing sound?

Its probably a fan on your video card, assuming your laptop has one. My laptop does the same thing until it warms up, but it doesn't do it at intervals like you describe. The only way to make it stop is to replace the fan. You might also try a can of air; it may need to be cleaned.

If you think this is something you could take on, and depending what fan needs to be replaced, this is a project that shouldn't be too difficult. All I have to do on my laptop is remove one panel to expose the video card fan. Its just 2 small screws and a plug from there.

You will have to get the replacement fan from the manufacturer, though. It won't be something you can get off the shelf at Fry's.
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A:Charger making a fizzing sound

Hi @jaw12346,  if you feel that adapter is making buzzing noise while you working, you should ask for a replacement adapter. Do it while your  PC is under warranty.
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At times a bad capacitor will whine.