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I have a newly built rig and im trying to figure out if I should use my old soundcard.

I have a Z68 Ud3p motherboard...and the soundcard in question is an old Creative XtremeMusic

would I get any audio gain from this?
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i noticed a significant difference between my on-board Realtek ALC892 and my old X-fi XtremeGamer. best thing you can do is test it out for yourself and see if you notice an improvement.
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Well, you've got the card. Why not try it and hear it yourself?
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I did notice a nice improvement in both speakers and headphone usage with my Xonar DX. Can't hurt to try.
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i've upgraded from onboard sound (had an asus p6t deluxe v2 before i bought my soundcard) and i can hear a nice difference

however. you need speakers that goes with it as well

you dont get better sound if you got some cheap crap speakers, and a good sound card. and vice versa.

personally i have logitech z-2300. as far as i know they dont make them anymore, but they're awesome! (and i also plug my real stereo speakers to my pc when i have a partry ect)
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Originally Posted by Nioxic View Post
i've upgraded from onboard sound (had an asus p6t deluxe v2 before i bought my soundcard) and i can hear a nice difference

however. you need speakers that goes with it as well

you dont get better sound if you got some cheap crap speakers, and a good sound card. and vice versa.

personally i have logitech z-2300. as far as i know they dont make them anymore, but they're awesome! (and i also plug my real stereo speakers to my pc when i have a partry ect)
Yeah, it's a damn shame they don't make them any more. I got a heavily discounted replacement for my broken out of warranty z-2300s and got the "successor" to them, the Z623. They're just not the same.

Anyway, OP: I ran into the same problem when I was purchasing parts for my rig a few days ago. I eventually went for a cheap (Xonar DG) sound card so even if it sounds only marginally better, it won;t be much of a loss. I'll let you know when I get my rig up and running how the two compare.
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