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Item#: N82E16829265001

Rosewill RC-701 - 5.1-Channel Sound Card with PCI-Interface

  • 5.1 Channels
  • PCI Interface
  • CMI8738 Chipset
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Upgrade to 5.1 audio for a PCI enabled desktop without breaking your bank. The Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card supports earphones, 2/4/6 channel speaker mode and features a built-in 16-bit CODEC. Full duplex allows you to play and record at the same time. With Microsoft DirectSound and Direct Music support, the Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card is perfect for music playback and recording as well as gaming on your Windows PC. This sound card is also ACPI power management compatible.

  • newegg Enjoy audio bliss of 5.1 channels Based on C-Media CMI8738 audio chipset, the Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card is capable of sending audio signals to 5 speakers for immersive 5.1 channels surround sound.
  • newegg Universal interface With a universal PCI interface, you can pop this card into almost any PC to bring music and gaming to life.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Karl P.
  • 7/10/2015 7:50:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWasn't satisfied

Pros: The cmedia drivers are adequate if a little basic
The card itself was of decent build, didn't notice any faults

Cons: Doesn't work with rear surround
very poor sound quality on Creative Labs Inspire 5200
frequently cut out

Other Thoughts: I'm not about to return it for 20 dollars but the card is far less than I had expected. The card somehow had worse sound quality than the 2.1 channel built in sound card on my MSI 760GM-P34 motherboard.

the card works fine if you're using a 2.1 channel set but there are far better 5.1 channel sound cards out there, some cheaper than this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Adrian F.
  • 7/1/2015 5:14:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdoes its job

Pros: did what it was meant to do. still works after a few years of use so its reliable

Cons: none for what it is

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  • John B.
  • 6/29/2015 1:20:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked Well, But...

Pros: It's a Rosewill product
easy installation
gave me 5.1 audio on a pc that did not have 5.1 audio

Cons: disabled front headphone jack after installation

Other Thoughts: front headphone jack was disabled after installation and i couldnt figure out how to re-enable it

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  • Christopher S.
  • 6/22/2015 1:46:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card, low cost.

Pros: Cheap Price, easy install, works well. Windows 7 compatible.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: We needed sound on an old rig that just got upgraded to Win7 but its mobo audio was not compatible. So we just needed something that produced sound, nothing special. After reading some reviews, I found this one was worth a shot, and worked out well for us.

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  • Luke M.
  • 6/20/2015 11:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarning: You get what you pay for.

Pros: Price. Sort of. If you have to bin it, it won't have hurt your wallet much.

Cons: Price, sadly. Since it's prophetic.

Static on all audio.

Driver installer is troublesome, at least on Windows 7. It isn't for beginners who will panic easily when things fail.

Other Thoughts: I was surprised by a new motherboard not having onboard 5.1 support. So I hurriedly ordered a sound card, thinking such ancient technology could not be messed up. So why pay for a brand name?

I was very wrong.

Cue static. Static on everything. I can't turn my audio up beyond halfway before the hiss of white noise drowns out everything. Attempting to use headphones is even worse.

Not that I shouldn't have known by the sketchy driver installer that barely worked and bargain basement software.

Given the price, it wasn't even worth the hassle of fighting through tech support just to play package-tag by returning. But I do regret flushing my money down the drain. That money could have paid for half of a real video card.

I do recommend that others thinking of saving a few dollars go spend ten or fifteen dollars more and get a real sound card. Which unfortunately I have to do now.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Luke,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Takuya N.
  • 5/9/2015 4:07:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood basic product

Pros: Works as advertised. The installation CD was full sized unlike the mini-CDs that other companies sometimes use.

I didn't expect exceptional performance in a basic unit.

Cons: None.

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  • Sean O.
  • 5/6/2015 6:30:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs↓↓ Rosewill Products trending ↓↓

Pros: Outputs audio occasionally on one of four systems tested.

Cons: Nearly useless, non-standard drivers. Install failed after clean boot on Windows 7 and 8 systems. 5.1 audio not working on the one system it actually installed on.

Other Thoughts: I should have paid more attention to negative Rosewill reviews. This card didn't do anything as advertised.

'Cheap' should mean 'commodity grade', not 'useless'.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that.
We recommend installing our most updated Drivers provided from our website.
Please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Brendon N.
  • 4/24/2015 5:47:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks great in stereo mode only

Pros: Cheap, PCI interface, works great if you are not looking for more than a 2-speaker output

Cons: I succeeded in finding drivers for Win7 64-bit, which honestly isn't that terrible, but I was surprised that Rosewill had version 40 instead of the more recent version 42 (could not download from c-media but I managed to get it from open driver website). The sound quality is great for stereo output, but if I engage the DSP to generate either 4-channel or 5.1 output, I get a mind-blowing amount of static noise out of all but the front speakers. It's sad, because I preferentially buy Rosewill due to success with their products, but this appears to be a software/driver issue or the DSP is improperly shielded. Regardless, it is a waste of $12.

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  • Kirill L.
  • 4/11/2015 10:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoesn't support w8.1 or win server 2012 r2

Pros: easy to install

Cons: Absolutely useless on my windows server 2012R2. when you try to install a driver, it will say that the system is not supported. Moreover, the link on their website is broken, so I had to download it from somewhere else.

Other Thoughts: don't buy it or make sure your system supports it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Unfortunately there are no Drivers for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server on this product.
If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Patrick D.
  • 3/29/2015 8:54:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Sound Card

Pros: Easy Install
Great Quality
Great Price
I run windows 7 and it works great. More than pleased.

Cons: I had to wait for the super fast shipping!

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