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High-def audio card and speakers!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by twizzie, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. twizzie

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    I recently finished building a beutiful and very powerful computer during the week before the new year. I had a tight budget, so I didn't purchase a bunch of stuff, like video card, speakers, and audio card, and also a dvd player. I just have a simple question about this card:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829121122

    Does it have enough slots to connect to this speaker set?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836113007

    My question basically is...There are 6 speakers, And the sound card has 3 slots for speakers, other ones are mic, headphones, dig. out etc...

    one last question, will it install in a Winxp x64 system?
     
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    6 Channel speakers require 3 jacks, 2 channels per jack, so yes it has enough jacks.

    Whats the main reason you're upgrading the sound card? Listening to music/videos or for gaming. That card should be great for music but not as strong in games as a Creative Audigy or X-Fi card.

    VIA has XP x64 drivers for that chipset, so I'd assume M-Audio has included them with their card.

    But you really should invest in a higher quality speaker set, cheap speakers will dampen any better quality sound. Unfortunately Altec no longer makes high quality speaker sets like they use too. You should look into Creative sets.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Subcategory=60&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=
     
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    I'm mainly going to use it for everyday activities, so yes, slight gaming, and music would fall under that category. By the way, I re-chose both parts:

    Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102011

    (Would this driver be good for the sound card, so I can buy OEM??
    http://us.creative.com/support/down...&driverlang=1033&OS=23&drivertype=1&x=33&y=11

    Speakers:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836116153

    I know those are on the cheap side, but 90 watts are pretty nice, and also customer reveiws are sweet. So will both these parts be compatible with each other?? Or should I still go a little higher with the speakers?

    Thanks
    Twizzie
     
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    thanks, now I know I'll be better off and save some money
     
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    Yeah, thats a newer card then the Audigy, just make sure to get the latest drivers off the Creative website for it.

    I'll probably be getting an X-Fi card soon as well.
     
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    Yes that would be the right driver.

    What video card did you buy?

    FYI, Windows XP X64 wasn't very successful nor was it supported widely as it offered almost no benefit from the 32bit version and brought with it many compatibility issues.
     
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    Technically, after a month or so, trying to download their driver from their website from dozens of computer, I found a XP64 driver on the disc itself. Its an EAX1600 PRO from newegg.

    Yea, I know I've heard a lot of trash talk about 64-bit windows, unfortunatly I didn't hear any trash about it before Christmas when I bought, I think you were the one who helped me change some parts. Anyway, back to the main topic, or not, I decided to try an alternate route before I spend 150 bucks on seperate parts, parts I may even own. If this doesn't go through, 150 it is.

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/545281-stereo-speakers-computer.html
     
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    I think you'll need to identify everything by model number. The yellow jack can be either video out or SPDIF(digital out that the receiver would need to support), white and red are usually left and right audio channels.
     
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    Just placed an order for the card and speakers (FINALLY). Not only that I also saved big, like 40 bucks (well thats a lot for me).
     
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    Why are you bumping it up?
     
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