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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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  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

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
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works great 1/12/2017 8:13:58 PM

Pros: I can't tell the difference between the sound this produces and the sound my much more expensive Sound Blaster card produces
Excellent price (about 10 bucks when I bought it)

Cons: none

Overall Review: Wish it had a connector for connecting front panel jack cable to (not a con, just a wish).
As of writing this, both the Rosewill website and the C-Media website have drivers for this card. I don't know which driver is better ... I just extracted them both into a single folder and let Windows pick the one it liked best.
Chip markings:
CMI8738/PCI-6ch-LX
R3MR1.04-1435-GS
UGG1DHZ

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
it doesn't suck 2/27/2016 4:32:37 AM

Pros: It works

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

Overall Review: Maybe just print a Web site on the packaging

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Alright Card 12/7/2015 12:29:53 PM

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

Cons: The CD is pretty useless.

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Packaged Landfill 10/5/2015 3:17:29 PM

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

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

Overall Review: Sticking with Sound Blaster.

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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
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Solid Basic Value With No Install Hassles 9/13/2015 2:36:41 PM

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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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Worst Driver Install EVER 8/30/2015 8:09:19 PM

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.

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Replaced Faulty Integrated Audio 8/24/2015 10:13:33 AM

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.

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

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Wasn't satisfied 7/10/2015 7:50:48 PM

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

Overall Review: 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.

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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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