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Budjet 5.1 card needed with Optical

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by ibster, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. ibster

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    Any recommendations, i have seen one called the Nicole 5.1 with Optical as well, has anyone got this one ? If so where from , price etc.

    Also the optical needs to be toslink rather then SPDIF (i hope im not talking balls as im new to these terms!)

    thanx in advance
     
  2. petrolhead

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    There is a review of 2 cards in this months PC Pro
     
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    i use a Hercules Fortissimo III great card, & IIRC optical will be Toslink ;)
     
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    thanks for the info guys but i think that one is above budjet, i only wanted a cheapo one to try out at first. Anyone else on the Nicole ?
     
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    How about an older SB live card which has the add on connector for a daughter card, and a hoontech 'bracket' which has optical out on it?

    Or of course an old SB live platinum which has the Live drive which has optical on it.

    CI don't like SB cards, but I ran a SBLive for a few years without problems :) I even have a hoontech barakcer which may be going spare after the weekend.
     

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