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post #11 of 16
When you get your card and you have it up and running it would be nice to see what you think about onboard vs dedicated sound card.

Maybe you will post back and give us your opinion.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
When you get your card and you have it up and running it would be nice to see what you think about onboard vs dedicated sound card.

Maybe you will post back and give us your opinion.
Will do, I can note one thing, that the audio was actually better on my AMD budget board, I think the reason was because it wasn't using realtek
post #13 of 16
Onboard isn't well shielded against all the sources of noise/ interference in a computer. On some computers the onboard will suffer more than others. I might be one of the lucky ones who has noiseless onboard.
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ASUS Xonar DG: amazing performance to the price , also has a built-in headphone AMP (its PCI , 5.1)
i would not recommend the SB0670 it has very bad drivers

if you don't mind buying used card maybe you can find Xonar DX(PCIe)/D1(PCI) for like 50$

+1 on the Asus Xonar DG. I went from onboard audio the the Asus DG and there was a huge improvement. Also, make sure to download the Asus Unified drivers for this, and not the drivers from the CD.
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Isn't it aggravating when people come for advice and then never report back? Makes searching for specific threads (instead of starting another thread) kind of useless when there is no conclusion.
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Yes it is always nice to fill the thread out with a resolution to help future readers.
    
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