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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?


  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.

  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).

  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?


  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 :)

  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.

  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 :)


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