View Full Version : Decision time
Right so I am contemplating between either getting a second 21 and a half inch monitor or going all out for one 27".
I dont have a soundcard in my pc but do they make a big difference when outputting sound? Would i notice a step up in quality? If yes someone recommend me a product.
Getting a new keyboard also, preferably a gamer one, backlit key, programmable buttons and no ghosting. recommend me a product :D
Sound cards definitely make a difference, I use an Asus D2X and even when just connected to a 2.1 speaker set it is far more immersive, it's been a while since I have connected it to my 7.1 system due to be in the process of moving things around (about 6 months so far :p we aren't in a rush) but i remember the onboard card didn't compare before we started. I am looking for a keyboard too mine is showing definite signs of age I am tempted by the Coolermaster CM Storm mechanical keyboards, especially as they are available with each different type of mechanical switch and from the ones I've tried the Cherry Brown switches seemed best to me.
what 2.1 speakers have u got with them ? :) I love that soundcard it just looks great also. 100â‚¬ would probably be worth it though but i have read reviews of another soundcard dabs sell the creative audigy soundblaster 7.1 for 25â‚¬ and people say its great but i personally prefer the look of the asus.
I have been looking at the same keyboard for weeks now because it matches my case as well :P
I found an old sound card that dates back to about 2004, the creative soundblaster audigy 2 ZE i think.... apparently it retailed at $200 dollars at the time, would this work on latest motherboards ?
Yes as long as you have the slot it will be fine, I sold an old system of mine to an audio expert he was going to remove the Creative X-fi I put in it but when he got it he was very happy with it and that was a Â£50 card. The speakers I'm using are some old ones I used on my office machine but they do sound amazing Altec Lansing expressionist Plus (http://international.alteclansing.com/united_kingdom/fx3021-expressionist-plus-pc-computer-speakers.html)
The card came from a machine thats easily 6 years old and lying idle not a single spec of dust unfortunately I dont have the slot for it :-/ shame it would've saved some money :)