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Hey guys.

I was wondering if a uber-high-end soundcard w/ onboard ram is worth the money you pay for it. I have seen people say that the X-Fi cards with 64 mb ram are performance improvers, but is it really worth the extra money? Also i was wondering if normal ram would work just as well.

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Well , they do give a boost on performance , but i don't think you will notice alot more, than with your sound blaster liv!
They just sound better I think...
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ok then.

I cant really see a need for ram on a souncard but hey, if you edit lots of audio it could help.







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yea, if you're just gaming regular old system ram will be just fine. i mean if you get a piece of crap $25 card it might not have surround sound EAX or something, but if you get a nice X-fi or audigy 2/4 chipset then you get a better card... they cost more money though. i mean i spent $70 on my audigy 4 pro internal and its a great card, supports all the technologies, and you can clearly hear music while im playing games. i didnt really notice a huge difference when i upgraded, but when i went back to integrated for a bit i could SERIOUSLY tell a difference... sounds were even MISSING just because the card has a certain number of "voices" and the integrated wasn't nearly as good.
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ok then.

I cant really see a need for ram on a souncard but hey, if you edit lots of audio it could help.


Editing audio on consumer grade cards. You guys kill me Trust me no one who is serious about editing audio is going to be doing it on a consumer grade crap x-fi.
    
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post #6 of 11
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hmm i think my system specs in the signature are giving a false impression.

I am building a new system as soon as i earn the money.

i didnt actually know that professional sound cards existed.

Thought it was only GFX, CPUS,and mobos

Also you are an "audiophile" and i am a "new to overclock.net
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post #7 of 11
Actually you can get EAX, surround sound, and hardware mixing in a $30 sound card in the form of an Audigy SE. Really good budget card.
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post #8 of 11
Yes sir professional grade sound cards exsist. I use 4 cards in my pc for recording. I have 4 of these installed in my pc. I also use one for everyday music listening and gaming.

    
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How much do they cost?
    
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back when i bought them, they were $249 each ( about 4 years ago ) . And yes they are still highly sought after and top notch still today. Now they go for about half that.
    
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