View Full Version : Sound Card-which to pick, on budget.
07-16-2001, 02:59 PM
The choices I have are:
the X-Gamer for $90
the OEM 5.1 SB Live for $50
the Santa Cruz by Turtle Beach for $76
Which is the better value, etc. This will be on a new box. Replies appreciated, if they're relevant!
07-16-2001, 03:19 PM
I had problems with a Turtle beach card with my Asus motherboard.
I had to use a Muse instead.
For what it's worth.
07-16-2001, 04:30 PM
I'd go with the Live OEM.
07-16-2001, 07:02 PM
OR, I could go with on board sound with the 8k7a, does anyone know how well that works?
07-16-2001, 09:04 PM
Hey, MP3+ @ CompUSA for $70
07-16-2001, 09:08 PM
live value/oem they are all the same pretty much(the SB line) just diff software
07-16-2001, 11:22 PM
It's also worth considering the Philips "Edge" line of cards, unless you need Linux support. Philips doesn't have Linux drivers, yet. I've got one and I love it. If you are stuck with only the cards on your list, I'd get the SB card.
07-23-2001, 01:48 PM
If your being price conscious it's definitely SB live value. Heck brown bag it for a 2 weeks and you can probably have enough extra to afford the sbl gamer 5.1.
I have the cheapest philips card, and it works. Had some win2000 problems, but they seem to have disappeared after a second install. It was only $20 after a $10 rebate. I'd go with philips if you can find such a deal (b/c it looks like you just want a card that will get the job done).
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