- http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm: This website describes RAM in quite some detail, the most out of my three selected websites. It goes into detail as to how RAM works, what types of RAM there are, how much RAM you need, etc. The site contains many links that help to further the readerís knowledge of computer memory.
- http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/RAM.html: This website gives a brief explanation of what RAM is. It states examples of how RAM is used by computers. It also makes note of things such as SAM (serial access memory) and DRAM (dynamic random access memory).
- http://www.tech-faq.com/ram.shtml: This website gives a very brief explanation of what RAM is. Besides a definition, it also contrasts RAM with disk storage and ROM (read only memory). There are links though for the explanation of DRAM and SRAM (static random access memory)
- Creative Labs - Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card; $104.99; 24-bit multichannel performance/ 192kHz stereo; Signal-to-noise ratio: 109 dB
- Dynex - 5.1 Channel PCI Sound Card; $28.99; 18-bit multichannel performance/48kHz stereo; Supports game 5.1-channel sound output
- Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card Sound 5.1 to 7.1; $79.99; Integrated 24-bit/ 192kHz S/PDIF receiver/transmitter; Signal-to-noise ratio: 117dB
I would choose the Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card Sound 5.1 to 7.1 due to the fact that it offers similar performance (the rest of the information is omitted) but for a lesser cost than the Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card. The signal-to-noise ratio between the two is relatively similar as well. Though omitted, the Razer also features a dynamic range of 116 dB and up to 128 simultaneous voices. So for about 25 less dollars, I can get about the same performance out of the Razer than I can out of the Creative Labsí sound card.
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