http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&msg_id=1087975&threadid=1087975&forum=101&product_id=17936&msgcount=2&overclockid=0#msg1087975 your opinion on this card would be great . presently i use onboard . i game mostly . im not into recording and such .. i do like music , but i like gameing better . whats the pros and cons with this card? seems like the ncix reviews are positive . what do you think?? thanks for reading . cheers .
well it is Creative... and they are pretty good in my, thats what I think anyway...
As the previous poster said, you can't go wrong with anything by Creative.
However, you probably could find a cheaper Creative 7.1 card.
Creative cards aren't the best around and their top-end stuff is overpriced. But at the lower end of things, for that kind of money you won't find much better - and as it's their technology you get far better support for EAX etc with Creative, which does make a difference in games that support it.
If you can live without EAX, you could look into M-Audio's Revolution 5.1 or 7.1 cards. I have no idea about pricing where you are, though.
I personal run Creative cards and I find them very useful. It sounds sharp etc and the high end cards are pricey but this one should suit you well
I have a £5 card off of eBay that sounds sharp compared to onboard, doesn't mean much really. :) And I mean £5 new, this wasn't some fancy card someone was selling cheap - it was ancient old stock that was so obsolete nobody would really want it. Except someone who's onboard sound had broken in a PC that didn't need sound much, if at all. Like me. :p
I have a Creative sound blaster audigy 4 and it's great. Fine for gaming, music movies etc. It has some cool features too like the EAX console.
Well you have to remember that u will need the proper speakers if u want to experience the full power of this card. If your gonna use just regular stereo headseats or regular stereo speakers, then just go with an audigy or audigy 2 zs. I have a regular audigy and stereo headsets and it still works fine for me with all the sound settings set to high. When I play doom 3 with the sound blaster hd 4 option enabled, its a fucking beast (in a good way).
you cant find a better card for that price.
I've just got el-cheapo $30 Creative sound card, Im sure this will do you fine. I only have a sound card to take the load off CPU, I dont know all that much about sound cards though.