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Poll Results: is the xonar dg a reasonable upgrade from my saber tooth x58?

 
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    Yes
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    No
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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
It's perfectly ok for some onboard chipsets to be great. Why doesn't that register with any of you?
They're not great. They're limited purely because they're not discrete
post #12 of 36
HA



That's the kind of thinking that makes you believe you hear improvements from a DG.
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
HA



That's the kind of thinking that makes you believe you hear improvements from a DG.
Nobody can provide proof, everybody is different. I'm fine at 30fps, some REQUIRE 60. I like the sound of FLAC over a discrete card, some might not think highly of it.
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post #14 of 36
p67 mobo, new pc here etc, the onboard on it sucked. ALOT.
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post #15 of 36
Thread Starter 
so should i settle with just a dg or go for a ds or dx?

i play pc games mainly...
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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by wgolden View Post
so should i settle with just a dg or go for a ds or dx?

i play pc games mainly...
if you go for a ds, you can get a refurb dx for 54$ on ebay, but the DG? if you can pick it up for 15-20$ get it IMO, but go look on ebay(ONLY USE REPUTABLE SELLERS WITH 500+ Positive reviews), i got my Xonar DX for 35$ on ebay lol
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post #17 of 36
DG won't work with your motherboard and layout. It's PCI and the only PCI slot on our boards is being taken over by the first GPU in the top PCI-e slot.

It's got to be a DX and sitting in either the top most PCI-e 1x slot or the bottommost 8x slot.
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post #18 of 36
Oh big deal I missed one thing.

Also... you're mistaking your ethernet controller for your onboard audio chipset. the sabertooth's got an alc892.
Edited by cuad - 6/5/11 at 10:54pm
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post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
It IS "OK", but if I'm using onboard, I might as well rip my CD's in MP3 and forget about Blu-Ray. Listening to the difference, it's subtle for some, but it makes higher-quality audio pop. Same goes for 1080p to 1600p, sure 1920x1080 is OK, but move up to the higher level, and you don't want to go back. (I have no sound card in my sig, but I listen to music and games on a Xonar DG at a friends house. Even with normal headphones, I can hear sounds in-game that didn't even register without a dedicated card).
This.

I completely got rid of my sound card. I send the audio signal from my ATI card to a Yamaha Receiver and the clarity and amazingness sounds night and day compared to when I had a sound card and computer speakers
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post #20 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
The sabertooth has two PCIe x16 slots so he can move his GPU around to accommodate without making a sacrifice... unless he wanted to SLI/Crossfire in the future.
Guess you didn't see that he's using crossfire 6970s did you? I love when people make seemingly sarcastic comments without even so much as looking to see what OP has in his rig.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 6/5/11 at 10:21pm
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