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GA-MA785GT-UD3H onboard or SB Live 24 bit?

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This may be a very dumb question, but I have little to no knowledge when it comes to computer audio. I have this card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102176
and as it stands, it is not in my http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...px?pid=3291#sp.
My question is, should I use the card? Will I see any improvement in sound or stress taken from the proc to make it worthwhile?

Please don't recommend me another sound card, I know onboard as well as this card are not the sharpest tools, but I am not so much of an audiophile....yet.
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Hmm are you using the mobo headphone jack to speakers directly or transmitting digital to some AVR/receiver? Perhaps elaborate on your current/proposed audio set up hehe
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I use the 5.1 x-540's, currently hooked up to my onboard audio. I also use my Gamecom 777's, running off of its own usb audio dongle.

I hope this helps!
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Well your board is sporting the Realtek ALC889A which is near the top of the foodchain as far as onboard sound goes - there are mods/unofficial drivers IIRC for that SB Live 24 so if you are adventurous try both and trust ya ears hehe
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Ah! Ok, I just might. Thanks for the response!
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Yep u are welcomed ^^
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