For your computer, $150 is about the average price for the sound card that you are looking for. Just make sure that you also look for speakers. Some include them, and some do not. I have a 5.1 Audigy sound card that cost me around $30 after rebate, and a set of 5.1 Altec Lansing speakers for under $60.
Edited: I forgot to mention that I caught both deals on sale. I would do a little research on the local stores for some bargins. It would be helpful if you look around in the same week as the time that you are going to purchase. Some rebates and sales only last a week.
Edited by JEservices, 24 January 2005 - 06:40 PM.
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