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Old 9th June, 2002, 06:59 AM
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What is the best sound card?

What is the best sound card that has something akin to an audigy drive on the front of the case? I can spend up to $125 I guess.
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Old 9th June, 2002, 04:40 PM
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Hercules Game Theater XP can be found for around $100. It doesn't have a front panel like the Audigy Platinum but it does have a seperate set top box.
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Old 9th June, 2002, 04:43 PM
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So that thing sits on top of my PC instead of like a drive?
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On top of your tower, on top of your desk, where ever. I have seen alot of people useing these because of Audigies and VIA chipsets not wanting to play nice together.. (also the price)

I can't personally recomend it though. I have no personal experiance with one. You could always check out some reviews.
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Game Theater XP drivers are fine, so long as you don't use a 5.1 system or a setup with a dedicated sub input. Also, expect the Reverb to be weaker than on the Audigy. At the same time, music quality is slightly improved over the Audigy.
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Im getting a SB Audigy Platinum- anyone know if these come default w/ a black face plate?
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Old 12th June, 2002, 05:43 PM
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I think they are grey. go to the creative website and look at the box, they will have a pic of it somewhere it will show the drive on it, advertising and all.
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Im getting a SB Audigy Platinum- anyone know if these come default w/ a black face plate?
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No, like he said, they're grey-ish, and kinda hard to mod I'd imagine...
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No. you can get them with a BLACK face plate.... i just installed one on a friend box- looks sweet- the face was worth the $20 extra :-D
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No. you can get them with a BLACK face plate.... i just installed one on a friend box- looks sweet- the face was worth the $20 extra :-D
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Was it through creative or through a reseller that supplied the black faceplate? (oh, and I've never seen one so you have a link so I can send a friend there? )
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Old 13th June, 2002, 12:01 AM
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If ya really want it black, just paint it, it's not hard to do, I am gonna have to paint all my drives when I get my black case.
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It was threw creative threw my retailer- let me find it-
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It was threw creative threw my retailer- let me find it-
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Ohhh... dont get me started i have so many two lettered words for you! Like: Screw DETK!
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I've had zero problems with my herc xp gamer on all os's.
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Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz!!!!!!! Im gettin mine mainly cuz ive got a dolby dts and 6 channel direct Sherwood surround reciever. Technics mains, KLH surrounds, and a fatass JBL sub. Its gonna be so sweet!!!! Also for XP compatability.
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Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz!!!!!!! Im gettin mine mainly cuz ive got a dolby dts and 6 channel direct Sherwood surround reciever. Technics mains, KLH surrounds, and a fatass JBL sub. Its gonna be so sweet!!!! Also for XP compatability.
**edit** Actually, I figured it out... need to have Powerdvd use the ac3/spdif speaker setting...
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*edit* Oh, so you've got the full blown version, eh?
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