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Old 07-27-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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Soundcard recommendation?


Hey, I am looking to buy a new soundcard and I need some suggestions of what to get?

I have quite a low budget, but performance is also important. I don't need a billion different outputs and inputs however. The card is mainly going to be used for gaming, and needs to be well supported inside Linux - and not suffer from the sound lag that my old one did (SB Audigy LS).

I am sort of limited as to what I can find in the UK, so a link to and online shop here with the product would be helpful.

I am on a budget of 40 (GBP)
 
Old 07-27-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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i found an audigy ZS for about 40 off of Ebay, no problems (cept wrong windows drivers came with it) it works brillianty in Linux and windows. that'd be a good starting point. I'd stick to retail if you can, OEM ones manufactured by others cause problems with proper modules.

I used to have a soundblaster live that came with a dell machine, the normal driver wouldn;t work, took a year for it to get done :S
 
Old 07-27-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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Are you referring to the Audigy 2 ZS?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sound-Blaster-...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 07-29-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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Are you referring to the Audigy 2 ZS?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sound-Blaster-...QQcmdZViewItem
Yep, sorry

dont know how good thigns are at auto detecting, i setup my sound manually in arch these days, but there are definatly drivers for it
 
  


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