Originally Posted by FreeWillzyx
What?! HOw is an SSD overrated? I have my SSD and I can never go back to a regular HDD. It's like murder whenever I'm at school or on my parents computer.
OP, I say SSD. if you have 5.1 speakers a sound card would be good, but you'll love the speed of a new SSd more, I'm sure.
Yes, I have a 5.1 surround system. I'm kind of liking the sound of a Sound Card more than an SSD right now. An SSD sounds nice, but I really don't have much of a problem starting up programs quickly or whatever as it is.
Kind of feels like something that can wait. Not sure yet.
Originally Posted by AngeloG.
The difference an SSD will make will be a little bit more noticeable. Unless you are recording, or listening on very high volume, or you pay much attention to how good the music sounds, the sound card will not make a whole lot of difference, and if it does, you will just get used to it in a matter of time and the quality will be virtually the same again.
On the other hand, will most definitely save you lots of time all around.
Most people that went from onboard to a $100+ sound card say the difference is absolutely night and day and they will never switch back because it's such a horrible difference. Not doubting your opinions, that's just what I've heard from the likes of Simca and such.
Another reason I believe a Sound Card would be nice is because I run my CDJs (home mixing) through my speakers via RCA, and then obviously the speakers connect to the PC. So if I had the speakers connected to a new sound card I might get much better quality. I also record via connecting the CDJs to the motherboard, so I'd most likely get much better sound quality for recording mixes as well.
So far I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a sound card.Edited by pjBSOD - 5/7/11 at 1:48pm