Do I really need Sound Card.

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    shyamno New Member

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    I am using compaq PC and do not have any 5.1 channel sound card or it would
    be better to say I do not have any extra soundcard installed in my PC.

    I am having integrated AC'97 realtek Audio( I think its not 5.1 compatible because there is only 1 line out jack in my PC)

    But the problem is that I am buying Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Channel speaker
    system,So for these does I really need Sound card or I am hear Music
    without it.

    If NOT which sound card would be a better choice???
     
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    Get some cheap Creative 5.1 Card for under 2500Rs. Don't buy the high end ones like the Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi cause the Speaker are low end.
     
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    Would Creative Liver 5.1 24-bit a better choice
    or Sound Blaster Audigy value?

    How much both would cost??
     
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    I have hcl beanstalk, motherboard asus p4 800 vm, onboard graphics and sound( sound max), 865g chipset, 256 ddr400 Mhz ram, can anybody suggest I have to buy soundcard and graphic card if so suggest what. I am planning to upgrade my pc......
     
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    return_of_vengeance New Member

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    i have creative soundblaster 5.1 & bot it for 1.3k rocks
     
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    Yes you do need a 5.1 card evnt to connect all the speakers. A creative card under 3K should suffice for daily use.
     
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    i am also using creative sounblaster 5.1 card and it is doing a fine job.....go 4 it...best and cheap
     
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