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post #21 of 32
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Quick question, why not onboard sound?
I don't know if my onboard sound would support a mic or not. And I've always heard people have strong opinions against using onboard graphics/sound.
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I don't know if my onboard sound would support a mic or not. And I've always heard people have strong opinions against using onboard graphics/sound.
I think all onboard sound has mic support, I've never had trouble running vent/TS with it :-)

There is even physical 5.1 surround support...
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I think all onboard sound has mic support, I've never had trouble running vent/TS with it :-)

There is even physical 5.1 surround support...
So then the question is...is it decent quality when compared to an independent card?
post #24 of 32
I've never had a problem with onboard sound. Quality is similar, unless you have a totally crappy mobo or lack CPU resources.
But for $50, I say just go ahead. It's not a killer.
    
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I myself can't stand onboard, sound terrible to me compared to discreet sound cards/DACs. You'll probably be happy with it if you have $30 headphones but if you value sound quality at all I would definitely grab at least a low end soundcard.
post #26 of 32
Heh, that's the thing.. Audiophiles are so spoiled (jkjk)
I'm not there yet. I have a set of entry level Shure headphones, so I can definitely tell the difference between a junk of junk and a quality product, but still can't tell the difference between a normal 5.1 system on OnBoard sound and a standalone.


OP - if you're not serious about your audio, get on board.
    
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Heh, that's the thing.. Audiophiles are so spoiled (jkjk)
I'm not there yet. I have a set of entry level Shure headphones, so I can definitely tell the difference between a junk of junk and a quality product, but still can't tell the difference between a normal 5.1 system on OnBoard sound and a standalone.


OP - if you're not serious about your audio, get on board.
Is an audiophile someone who listens to music that is not quite full encoded?
post #28 of 32
The monitor you have chosen isnt a bad one but may i suggest this one: LG W2363D. Its at a very good price and is 120Hz and has a 3ms response rate. Its also 3D and i believe is compatable with nVidia 3D vision.....just for future proofing maybe? Not sure if you intend to use 3D or anything. Anyway this looks to be a great gaming monitor. Another good option could be: Asus VG236H....this one however is a little more expensive.
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So then the question is...is it decent quality when compared to an independent card?
Alas, i cannot compare as i haven't bothered with getting a discreet sound card, ill see if i can find a link for you...

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X-FIs should never be used for serious audio recording but the primary reasons for not using onboard sound are primarily the following:

Low latency
Significantly better AD/DA conversion
More options for ins/outs and more options for ins/outs (low-z, 1/4 inch, SPDIF or optical)
Some soundcards offer onboard DSP
Midi ports
Line level inputs and outputs
Phantom power for mics
Higher bit rates for recording analog sources

If you are just using sound in an entertainment or gaming rig there's really no reason to go with anything other than onboard.
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I've cleaned this thread up. Please discuss his rig and not your individual quarrels between members.
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