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Ok, so whats the difference, really? (Creative Sound Cards)

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CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition

Ok, I know a little about sound cards, right now im upgrading from a onboard Realtek ALC650. I'm looking at some cards on newegg, and i'm almost totally lost. The only difference that I can see is a smaller number on the "polyphony" catagory on the more expensive one, and the price. Anybody help me out?

P.S. I'm not looking at these sound cards specifically, I just chose them since they were at the two ends of my budget for an upgrade. If you have any suggestiongs, please make them, i'll be using it for gaming and listening to music.

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There's no difference between a $50 and a $120 card that anyone can tell?

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well, maybe try them out

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read reviews, compare them, either way they off better sound than integrated and take a load of ur cpu. if u really were picky, i c no reason on getting the higher end one. but, maybe u might want to try both and see if there's any difference, which IMO i doubt u can tell.


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