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Which Soundcard???

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by joust, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. joust

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    Hi All,

    I have the following specification PC which I am about to upgrade to HCPC specification:

    Athlon thunderbird 1.4Ghz
    Chaintech 7KJD motherboard
    512MB PC2100 ram
    liteon 16x DVD
    IBM 75GXP 15gb HDD
    generic midi tower with 300w PSU
    17" dell monitor

    I will be adding a radeon 9000 gfx card and a memorex wireless KB and mouse. However, I can't decide which soundcard to get. I will be feeding this via spdif to my Marantz receiver (sr5200) - what is the cheapest card that will output spdif DD and DTS? Would the creative SB4.1 (at around £12 from OCUK) do the job that I'm looking for or should I consider something higher?


    Recommendations please!!!!!!!!

    Joust
     
  2. theritz

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    Hi Joust,

    I just installed a SB Live 5.1 Digital and it all went swimmingly - passing spdif no prob. Do a search here on soundcards - lots and lots of info, including informed discussion of the way Soundblasters pass digital.

    Have fun !

    Sean G.
     

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