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post #101 of 899
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Whats your experience comparing the onboard THX to your your sound card. I'm debating on getting some Tritons and a sound card. I have a fatal1lty usb gaming headset, but haven't really checked out quality of on-board.
Onboard audio is like being stabbed in the ears.

Sound card won't do anything with your headset because USB ones do their own audio processing. Get some Audio-Technica ATH-AD700's and a Zalman clip on mic, along with a decent soundcard, and enjoy excellent audio
post #102 of 899
If it was only that simple. Everyone on every forum has their recommendations. I'm pretty sure i'm gonnna do a 5.1 headset. I FPS game mostly and would love the discrete sound. Dont really know how a good headphone set like ATH's would sound with dolby headphone(or other psudeo 5.1 mix) as compared to discrete ones like Astros or Tritons. Maybe i'll just buy them all and test for myself.




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Onboard audio is like being stabbed in the ears.

Sound card won't do anything with your headset because USB ones do their own audio processing. Get some Audio-Technica ATH-AD700's and a Zalman clip on mic, along with a decent soundcard, and enjoy excellent audio
post #103 of 899
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Don't be fooled by an "5.1" or "7.1" headphones, they are gimmicks, they all have two physical drivers and if USB rely on its own processing for positional audio. With a sound card like an x-fi, you can use the alchemy program to restore hardware accelerated audio for games, and select your positional settings from within there. Dolby is more suited to movies than games. EAX/Miles 2D/3D Audio/OpenAL is for gaming. Once you use ALchemy to restore it, you can set your settings within each game.
post #104 of 899
I know we are off topic, but last post on this subject, why do you say that these headphones only have 2 physical drivers. The Tritons and Astros have discrete speakers for each channel.
. And the larger drivers most are used usally for Bass and midrange. I'm leaning towards one of the Asus Xonars sound cards due to price performance ratio and the good reviews they have been getting for music. And thanks for your input, thIs is one of those topics that can go on forever.

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Don't be fooled by an "5.1" or "7.1" headphones, they are gimmicks, they all have two physical drivers and if USB rely on its own processing for positional audio. With a sound card like an x-fi, you can use the alchemy program to restore hardware accelerated audio for games, and select your positional settings from within there. Dolby is more suited to movies than games. EAX/Miles 2D/3D Audio/OpenAL is for gaming. Once you use ALchemy to restore it, you can set your settings within each game.

Edited by Deedot78 - 8/22/11 at 1:49pm
post #105 of 899
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There are some true 7.1 headsets but most/all of them are USB, again defeating the purpose of a sound card. It might sound good for movies but it's meh for everything else.
post #106 of 899
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So to any interested, I'll be posting anything I buy in this thread with a sort of mini-review. I'm getting my G510 next week so that will be first
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post #108 of 899
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Lol, they call it an Asus board.
post #109 of 899
Im thinking of getting the Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 mobo + Phenom X6 1090T.
I read quite positive reviews about it, and i need at least 8x/8x PCIe slots.
Would this board be enough for a mild OC? ~3.8 or so, maybe 4Ghz later on.
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Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Windows 7 BenQ G2222HDL KeyCool 87 MX Browns 
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post #110 of 899
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It should be perfectly fine for that. Though I'd just get the 970 board.

I got my G510 and I love it. Hopefully I remember not to eat over it and make it messy
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