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    I'm looking for a good USB sound card with 5.1 out. Something like the Creative AUDIGY and has compariable sound quality of my Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (24 bit). The reason I don't want the AUDIGY is because I've heard it eats up resources. How bad is it? I have a PII 600, 192MB that runs extremely smooth. Runs MediaCar with MP3 + GPS + Netstumbler without any hiccups. How hard of a preformace hit will I get?
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    BUMP...How taxing is the SB AUDIGY on the CPU?

    *EDIT* Nevermind all this. I'm going to hold off on a new SC untill I upgrade my CPU.
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    • #3
      Say it with me. AUDIGY.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by frodobaggins
        Say it with me. AUDIGY.

        LOL, yeah I figured it out after I started checking prices again. I'm just going to continue using my Santa Cruz untill I upgrade my PC.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ppgt94
          LOL, yeah I figured it out after I started checking prices again. I'm just going to continue using my Santa Cruz untill I upgrade my PC.
          Sorry, it was just bothering me
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          • #6
            Originally posted by frodobaggins
            Sorry, it was just bothering me
            'sall good. Misspellings bug me too.
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            • #7
              I read one review that said it was taking up something like 15% of the cpu on a p4 3GHz machine.

              I ended up getting the aurillium, even though it was rated lower in just about all the tests (except cpu usage) but it is bus powered, and I didn't want to bother with wumming more power lines. I am having a problem with hard drive noise. It is a lot better than the onboard sound, but it is still noticeabel when noting is playing, and it is kinda annoying. I would like to try out the audigy to see if I have the same problem some day (or maybe I'll just see if I can find a headunit that has a digital input)

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              • #8
                I have Audigy NX with P4 [email protected],56... When playing MP3s PCU usage is like 4% but with DVDs is 28-32% (without audigy was 20%)... So it eats up resources when playing DVDs (24bit/96khz)

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