ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card

Sound cards are one of those components that could really make a big difference in a computer's performance, but they are often overlooked during system builds or upgrades.

Every motherboard comes with an audio solution built in, and for many people whatever the manufacturer has included may be good enough to them, especially since it doesn't cost anything extra.

The launch of Windows Vista changed that attitude for many computer gamers as in-game surround sound and other technologies were lost with the architectural change.

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