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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    great for its price

    posted by HMBR on 03/19/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Very easy to install, just works fine, it's easy to find drivers (not that you need it, it comes with a CD with the drivers, but I like to download the most updated software) and works with all the most important OSes, sound quality is good as expected, I d...
    Cons:
    none at all,
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Easy to install, good value for money!

    posted by soltro on 07/05/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Cheap - An improvement over motherboard sound devices - Easy to use user interface - Windows XP SP3 detected the card and installed the drivers automatically
    Cons:
    - Build quality, especially the mini-jacks seems a bit fragile - Accompanying software needs to be installed separately (at lea...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    I love this card

    posted by sekihoutai on 03/12/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    * VERY CHEAP sound card * Awesome sound quality * Has an actual site with drivers and updates * Still works to this date * easily supports my 5.1 surround sound; great quality!
    Cons:
    * Nothing really
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good card, but the set up was a bit less satisfyin

    posted by yeoldebill on 08/29/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    It's got those 6 channels (although I am only using a headset with it) Virtual surround sound, thats awesome in games. Cheap. It allows me to use a microphone and people can actually understand what i'm saying.
    Cons:
    The driver cd that came with it was broken and wouldn't read, so I had to use the 3rd party one. The third party sound card ove...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good Card!

    posted by MSILover on 03/04/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Pro's * 6 Channel * Easy to use * Win 98se/2k/Xp/Vista Ready * 24-Bit SPDif Recording * 16 Bit @ 96 khz Playback Possible (See Other Thoughts)
    Cons:
    Con's * No Analog CD Drive Audio Connection * On Mini CD Drivers that come with the soundcard are not fully featured but easi...
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