Upgrader - Installing a new sound card

The first thing you need to do is ask yourself why you need a new sound card. They range greatly in price and feature set, so you can save yourself a lot of money by buying a card that is suitable to your needs. If you will be producing music on your computer then a serious sound card with plenty of connectivity and a large wavetable is required, and this could set you back up to $700 or more. If you only want something that provides decent music output and can be used for gaming, then a card with a lesser feature set will do and could only set you back under $100. Either way, decide what you want from your card before you make the purchase.

Many people use their computer system as part of their overall stereo system by plugging it into their existing hi-fi unit or receiver instead of purchasing stand-alone computer speakers. This can save you money. If you have an existing good-quality sound system you will not need to purchase computer speakers; however, if you don't have an existing stereo system then a good quality pair of computer speakers is essential. On the following pages we will show you how to hook up the wires for all available scenarios.the top downCard installationConnectivity

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