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

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  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2016 4:32:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsit doesn't suck

Pros: It works

Cons: The Cd was thrown away and I had to Google the drivers

Other Thoughts: Maybe just print a Web site on the packaging

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  • Warren L.
  • 12/7/2015 12:29:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAlright Card

Pros: It's a good replacement if your on-board audio dies.

Cons: The CD is pretty useless.

Other Thoughts: If you want the drivers, go to this URL and chug the CD out the window.

http://www.rosewill.com/media/Download_Files/Drivers/driver%20for%20rc-701%20win%20xp,%20vista,%207,%208.zip

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  • Raymond D.
  • 10/5/2015 3:17:29 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPackaged Landfill

Pros: Inexpensive (but not worth the price paid).

Cons: Worst audio I've ever heard. Software is on a par with the sound quality.

Other Thoughts: Sticking with Sound Blaster.

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.

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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  • Thomas P.
  • 9/13/2015 2:36:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Basic Value With No Install Hassles

Pros: Easy installation with the drivers from Rosewill site.
Navigate to: http://www.rosewill.com/support/Support_Download.aspx?ids=22_97_437_1552. No glitches or static at all on Win7x64, but crank some volume and it'll get over driven pretty easily. Just needed basic audio, so It just works for me without a hassle for a couple of desktop speakers.

Cons: None.

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  • Corey W.
  • 8/30/2015 8:09:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorst Driver Install EVER

Pros: The price is great. I have always had great luck with Rosewill products. Once I FINALLY got it working the sound quality is perfect.

Cons: Driver install is awful. The CD that came with it didn't work at all. I had to do a lot of Google searches before finally figuring out some of the problems.

Other Thoughts: I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Here are some things that might help with your install. Boot into your BIOS before installing your card. Disable your on-board audio. I also had to uninstall a few other audio thing listed in the device manager. Then I got an error plug in C-Media audio device. I found the install here:
http://www.cmedia.com.tw/EN/DownloadCenter_Detail2.html
I installed that and then installed the driver from the CD. It seems simple now but after going through a lot of trial and error before getting to that. Good luck and hope you have an easier install than I did! :)

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  • Paul W.
  • 8/24/2015 10:13:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReplaced Faulty Integrated Audio

Pros: My computer's integrated audio had failed and only worked intermittently at times. This card plugged in and once installed worked fine.

Cons: The con is the actual install. The CD that came with would not auto-run properly with adobe flash ( though this could be a system fault ). I ended up shaving a star because I downloaded a driver off the net which took an incredible amount of time to install locking up the computer for a while. After done however it has resolved my issue and performs.

Other Thoughts: Great basic card with extra ports for mic and speakers in case I feel the need to expand!

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  • Karl P.
  • 7/10/2015 7:50:48 PM
  • 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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  • Mario T.
  • 7/1/2015 5:14:03 PM
  • 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
  • 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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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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