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Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:54 am Reply and quote this post
i have an onboard sound card (i will tell u which one later today...i'm kinda late as is...) but iw as wondering if the soundblaster 2zs (orw/e it's called) is really THAT much better than normal onboard sound
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:10 am Reply and quote this post
not for normal use. if your doing some hard core sound aplications ya. but for normal gaming on board is fine.
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:34 pm Reply and quote this post
ah..gotcha...thanks.....you just saved me $xxx
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:17 pm Reply and quote this post
Not so fast. If you are an \"avid\" gamer, which I think you are since you're so into CS, then Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS is perfect for you. No point in buying Platinum or Platinum Pro because it's not worth it. Plus with the 2 ZS, I believe you get like 5 games (ie Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, etc.).
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Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:31 pm Reply and quote this post
Also,  the sound card is only as good as your speakers are.

On-board sound is O.K. but the only integrated sound I know of which comes very close to the Audigy series is NVIDIA's Sound Storm from there nForce 2 chipset.

So Yes, go Audigy.


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Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:40 pm Reply and quote this post
Quote:
Also,  the sound card is only as good as your speakers are.

On-board sound is O.K. but the only integrated sound I know of which comes very close to the Audigy series is NVIDIA's Sound Storm from there nForce 2 chipset.

So Yes, go Audigy.

Agreed, *unless* you have Nvidia Sound Storm.

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Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:00 pm Reply and quote this post
I know thats why i dont use on board but is it worth the $150.00 for him to upgrade. I dont think unless he has like me 7.1 full THX sound systemv will mAKE A DIFRENCE. nice card means having nice speakers lol. My speakers cost me $385.00 lol but damb the sound is amazing.
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Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:12 am Reply and quote this post
Quite a price for good sound.
It will last you a long time.

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Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:30 am Reply and quote this post
lol i dont think its a big deal if i didnt have a lot of money and didnt want to go broke on board works fine

but i do have money and well i didnt go broke lol so bottoms up.

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Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:24 pm Reply and quote this post
$150 for the card???!?!? and after a while i'll need to get new speakers? i have 4 altec lansings, bought them a LONGG time ago...back when i had my voodoo3 card...lol (over 4 yrs) i def don't wanna spend over 200 on a sound card n speakers....
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:28 am Reply and quote this post
thats why i say stick with on board. When you have $500.00 to dump into a sound system then do it.
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:34 am Reply and quote this post
lol....that'll be NEVER...but i'm so tempted to buy new speakers right now anyway....cuz my board supports 7.1 audio...ahhh..damnit...but like the way my room is setup...i can't place the speakers correctly as to get the most benefit out of them...
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:49 am Reply and quote this post
5.1 is really all you need. But 7.1 would be a nice touch.
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:51 am Reply and quote this post
7.1 rocks you shuld see my computer room speakers everywhere lol. I have a big screen but do i watch DVD's on it ? No i watch dvd's on my computer lol
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:41 pm Reply and quote this post
yah..but how did you set it up??? like are they on stands??? walls?
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