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Sound Card Suggestions?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by MalGlo, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    Hey Guys..

    As some of ya's know i've done a complete overhaul of my machine the past week.. now runnin an athlon 1800, 512mb ddr ram, Xtasy nvidia titanium 64MB ddr card, etc, etc.. AND a SB 128pci card.. ooOooOOOoo

    Well it seems that my machine is too fast for the card... in a game its complete choppy where there are a lot of sound effects so i think i'm in the market for a new one..

    I was checkin out a couple.. the SB Live! 5.1 and the SB Live X-Gamer 5.1 caught my eye.... (i'm tryin to spend under $100)....

    Any suggestions/comments...

    or anyone have a used one for sale?

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    The SB Live Value is under $100 and does the trick for just about everyone I know who's not into professional audio. That's what I have on my machine and I have yet to experience problems of any kind with it.

    Pete
     
  3. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    According to Canada Computers the SB Live Value is listed at $40 OEM. The 5.1 gamer is not that much either ($75).

    Pete
     
  4. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    yep thats where i'ev been gettin the pricing, too --- i'm checking out the X-gamer right now..

    anyone know what AC97 Support is?

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  5. jmaggs

    jmaggs TRIBE Member

    Taken from the Intel website:

    AC '97 v2.2 is the next step in enabling affordable personal computers with high-audio quality comparable to many consumer electronics devices. The specification defines new, cost-effective options to help integrate the components necessary to support next-generation, audio-intensive applications such as DVD, 3-D multiplayer gaming and interactive music.

    AC = Audio Codec

    Maggs :D
     
  6. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    ah-ha.. me thinks me should enable that in za bios :)

    Dave
     
  7. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- TRIBE Member

    Well, I've got the SB Live Platinum 5.1, and I'm very, very happy with it.
    I realize it's more than the $100 you mentioned but it's well worth it imho.

    tony
     
  8. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    The Live or Audigy value OEM will suit your needs properly.

    the Audigy OEM is only $90 at canada computers.
     
  9. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    i don't know if i can handle another trip to canada computers :)

    Dave
     

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