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So i'll be doing a new build soon and i'm wondering if I should use onboard on this pretty old sound card that I have.

I'll be using windows 7 64 bit professional.

So either the onboard ALC892 of the P67 Sabertooth or the Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit SB0410 that I pulled from our old pentium 4 dell.

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frankly this one is tight:headscrat
from looking at the specs of each card personally i would stay with on board ALC892
im sure that someone might say that any devoted card is better than onboard and i personally one of them BUT not in that case :

see the 892 is the latest realteck onboard sound and its good it has a 97db SnR for DAC which is very good for on-board along side with other HD features , SPDIF connections.............just the normal things to expect with on-board sounds

but the problem with the SB0410 uses the low quality CA-0106 Family chip(like Audigy Value) unlike the EMU10k1/10k2 on normal audiges ,that leads to NO Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital EX 6.1and EAX 3 only (though some says that it can be updated to EAX4 with software update)
it has 100 db SnR but it isn't everything in Sound Cards about SnR .sure never forgetting the limitation of inputs/outputs that the SB can give you
and due to the CA-0106 the card might suffers form drivers issues with WIN7

so yes i think staying with ALC892 and save some money for decent new card is more appropriate

sorry for long the speech i just wanted to make it clear
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Realtek ALC892 all day baby. I'm willing to bet that it'll offer you more features than your old sound card. I'm in no way saying you should use them, though.
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Hook the onboard up to a receiver via a digital connection if you don't use cans. It beats any sound a soundcard can produce.
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