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Im running out of pci/pci slots becasue of my current gpu set up

Are USB sound cards any good and will they get any benefit from USB 3.0?
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i have a creative one, and its better than a lot of onboard....they are not bad as long as you dont get a crap one.
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Just get an USB DAC and you will be fine.

Like a musiland Monitor 02.
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also wanted to add im using speakers only no headphones
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also wanted to add im using speakers only no headphones
Read upon the DAC I listed. The 03 just came out too.
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whats a dac?
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post #7 of 7
A DAC is a digital to analog converter. Every sound card has one. You need to convert the digital bits to an analog sinusoidal signal for the speakers to reproduce the sound. Instead of having it on a card that goes into your PCI slot, you can have it on a board connected through USB. The better the DAC and filters, the better the sound assuming you have good speakers.

Hope that helps
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