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Topic # 17104 12-Nov-2007 11:08
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Current sytem:

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz 4MB L2 Cache Dual-Core Processor
- Kingston 2gb DDRII 800MHz Dual-Channel Memory
- Asus P5K SE Intel P35/ICH9 Chipset Motherboard
- XFX nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB XXX Factory Overclocked Graphics Adaptor
- Western Digital 500GB 16MB Cache SATA2 Hard Disk Drive
- LiteOn 20x SATA Dual Layer DVDRW Drive
- Raidmax Ninja Gaming Tower Chassis
- Raidmax 520W Intel & AMD Approved Power Supply Unit
- 8 Channel High Definition Audio
- Gigabit High Speed Network
- External SATA Connector
- 2 x 12cm, 1 x 8cm System Coolers
- 8 x USB 2.0 Connectors

So my plan is to add another 2gb kingston DDRII 800MHz Dual Channel memory
add a sound as i only have onboard audio
and add another 500gb harddrive
and get a 22" moniter

Whats the top sound card at the mo that would be compatable?

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  Reply # 94783 12-Nov-2007 11:14
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The Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer would be a good choice.

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  Reply # 94784 12-Nov-2007 11:18
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would that be the top one at mo?


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  Reply # 94786 12-Nov-2007 11:25
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I hear the Creative X-Fi series ain't too bad, especially the Fatal1ty models designed for gamers.  However, the Creative drivers for Vista are still what I consider to be a work in progress.  My Audigy card crackles on occasion and I've seen a number of forums discussing this.

Another thing to consider is what type of speaker system you're plugging into.  If you only have a 2.1 system, there's no point splashing out on a 7.1, full "bells and whistles" card Smile

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  Reply # 94787 12-Nov-2007 11:27
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at the mo i have 5.1 surround sound- logitech

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  Reply # 94844 12-Nov-2007 14:55
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Sounds like you're good to go.  Just remember to set your sound card to 5.1 output.

Looks like my card's only "compatible" with Vista, not certified - could explain some of the sound issues I've been having.  Methinks I may need to go shopping too. Laughing

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