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I need to buy a sound card that's good, but not too expensive. Around $60, add or take $20 or $30. I hope to spend as little as possible and get the best sound possible for the money spent.
(I don't want to spend 80$ more for a tiny difference...unless it's somehow very worth it, is what I sort of mean.)




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I built a new computer recently and the sound I recieve isn't as great as the sound I had with my old Athlon 3000 onboard sound.

I'm using Senn 150 headphones which sounded good before like I said, and still sound good on my iPod, but not on this computer. I have the sound driver that came with the motherboard's cd installed (Realtek HD Audio Manager).

It's irrelevant but, my music lags on my overclocked core 2 duo, but that never happened on my outdated athlon.
The core duo plays games like Crysis/TF2 pretty well, or at least until the game crashes or the computer crashes/freezes/restarts... (i've done memtest, cpuburn-in, and have low temps). If at all relevant, I've around 20 days to return certain items to newegg.
The duo is actually slower than my athlon at some certain things, like unrar'ing or installing.


Here's the computer I've now:
[Overclocked to 3.0] Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Processor Model BX80557E4600

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI RX2600XT Diamond Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16 OC Edition

Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US ATX12V 580W Power Supply

Transcend AxeRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


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main point:
I need to buy a sound card that's good, but not too expensive. Around $60, add or take $20 or $30. I hope to spend as little as possible and get the best sound possible for the money spent.
(I don't want to spend 80$ more for a tiny difference...unless it's somehow very worth it, is what I sort of mean.)




Extra info:
I built a new computer recently and the sound I recieve isn't as great as the sound I had with my old Athlon 3000 onboard sound.

I'm using Senn 150 headphones which sounded good before like I said, and still sound good on my iPod, but not on this computer. I have the sound driver that came with the motherboard's cd installed (Realtek HD Audio Manager).

It's irrelevant but, my music lags on my overclocked core 2 duo, but that never happened on my outdated athlon.
The core duo plays games like Crysis/TF2 pretty well, or at least until the game crashes or the computer crashes/freezes/restarts... (i've done memtest, cpuburn-in, and have low temps). If at all relevant, I've around 20 days to return certain items to newegg.
The duo is actually slower than my athlon at some certain things, like unrar'ing or installing.


Here's the computer I've now:
[Overclocked to 3.0] Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Processor Model BX80557E4600

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI RX2600XT Diamond Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16 OC Edition

Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US ATX12V 580W Power Supply

Transcend AxeRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


-thanks.
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