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Sup guys. Well, I am using on board audio atm. Hooked up via Digital RCA to my Onkyo TX-SR804 -> B&W 686 w/ old Sony 10" 200w Sub.
I had previously used a Creative X-Fi Titan PCI-e card. However, I had consistent driver problems with audio just stopping and had to reboot alot. Whether listening to music to gaming. So, I pulled out the Creative and trashed it. Was tired of having to reboot 2/3x a night just gaming.
Have been using onboard for 6months now no issues.

So, for gaming and music listening plus movies. Get a dedicated?

Games, range from BC2, World of Tanks, WoW, MW2, BF3(alpha + release), etc. Music is all types.

Thanks guys!

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Yeah, most agree that a dedicated soundcard improves all listening experiences 10fold.

Personally I consider one absoloutely essential for gaming.

If you didn't hit it off well with Creative first time around maybe try an Asus card. You can pick up a DS the same as mine for $20-40 and it does its job nicely.
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Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
Yeah, most agree that a dedicated soundcard improves all listening experiences 10fold.

Personally I consider one absoloutely essential for gaming.

If you didn't hit it off well with Creative first time around maybe try an Asus card. You can pick up a DS the same as mine for $20-40 and it does its job nicely.
I would second that, I picked my self up a Xonar DX a couple years back.
I liked it so much that I carried it over to my new rig.
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