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    I've recently upgraded my computer with the following:

    Asus M4A785TD-M Evo motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Processor
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 RAM
    XFX HD5750 1GB Video card
    Ultra LS650 650w power supply
    Running WIndows 7 32 bit

    The onboard sound is 5.1 but is a little buggy with my turtle beach 5.1 headphones. I'm looking for a decent sound card but would like to keep it under 50.00. Any advice would be appreciated. (I know I'm cheap but the wife can't stand it when I sink money into my "toy")

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    I think sound cards are very subjective - I use the built-in on the lappy and it's great through the stereo, but I know it could be better.
    It may be best to sort out the buggyness of the on-board sound before spending any more.

    BTW, how much did "the wife" spend on her last top/jeans/dress/shoes? ;-))

    cheers, Paul

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    Uninstall the card and see if the Asus M4A785TD-M Evo motherboard's sound is any better.

    Or check for the latest driver updates for the Turtle Beech card.
    Or reinstall card to another PCI slot. (this sometimes helps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Uninstall the card and see if the Asus M4A785TD-M Evo motherboard's sound is any better.

    Or check for the latest driver updates for the Turtle Beech card.
    Or reinstall card to another PCI slot. (this sometimes helps).
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    You may have misunderstood, the headphones are turtle beach, the sound card is the onboard sound on the MOBO

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    The "New Card" link above has a few cards for under 50 dollars, but I can't specifically recommend any of them.
    Most of your "decent" sound cards are gonna cost you more, at least 90 dollars. For under 50 dollars you'll get an average,
    maybe sub par mediocre sound card.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Build your own system; get everything you want and nothing you don't.
    Latest Build:
    ASUS X99 Deluxe, Core i7-5960X, Corsair Hydro H100i, Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD, Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum 32GB DDR4@2666, W8.1 64 bit,
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