Help deciding on a good soundcard

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  1. juvental604

    juvental604 I like to pee upside down OT Supporter

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    Well I finally upgraded to windows 7 and it doesnt like my SB live soundcard.

    Problem is theres so many soundcards ot there that im lost. Looking to spend between 50 - 150 bucks if the price is justifyable.

    im thinking of a creative cause I heard they have onboard sound processing for games.

    Basically the sound card needs to have optical or coaxial for 5.1 and possible be decent for doing some music recording.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    if you are going to be using it for optical only there really is no reason for an expensive card.

    If you are looking to do recording from an analog source you are going to need cards w/ good ADC's. So look @ cards specifically for recording.
     
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    I really liked the XFI cards. If you get one with an expansion for the 3.5 inch bay, you'll have more than enough input/output options.
     
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    juvental604 I like to pee upside down OT Supporter

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    yeah i just bought the prelude today cause it just went on sale for 129

    hopefully i can pick it up tomorrow
     
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    i have an asus xonar that i am content with.
     

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