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Originally Posted by legendaryboy88 View Post

are usb sound cards like the creative 5.1 such as:
http://asia.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=873&product=17751
http://asia.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=875&product=19829
aid in the listening or the onboard audio from motherboards such as asus/asrock/zotac z77 itx good enough?

I have been asking myself the same questions for quite some time. Before I bought the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe I used to hook up my 5.1 sound system to a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic (PCI). With the Prodigy I decided to start with the onboard sound (ALC898) and upgrade later to a USB DAC e.g. like the two you have linked.

But after a while I started wondering if I did hear any difference between the X-Fi and the onboard ALC898 at all. I did not and I believe the major reasons for this are that the ALC898 is one of the best chips you will find on a motherboard and the software that comes with it gives you all the options you might expect from a decent audio processor.

In a nutshell I would recommend you go the same way and find out if the onboard sound isn't all you need.

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post #1802 of 11736
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Originally Posted by Lizard-Brain View Post

I have been asking myself the same questions for quite some time. Before I bought the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe I used to hook up my 5.1 sound system to a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic (PCI). With the Prodigy I decided to start with the onboard sound (ALC898) and upgrade later to a USB DAC e.g. like the two you have linked.
But after a while I started wondering if I did hear any difference between the X-Fi and the onboard ALC898 at all. I did not and I believe the major reasons for this are that the ALC898 is one of the best chips you will find on a motherboard and the software that comes with it gives you all the options you might expect from a decent audio processor.
In a nutshell I would recommend you go the same way and find out if the onboard sound isn't all you need.

thx mate:) a good read on comparisons... very helpful
post #1803 of 11736
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Out of the h80,h100,920 which one will be quieter. Am thinking of overclocking to 4ghz or max 4.5hz for every day use

When reviewing all three for a small danish site I found the temperature difference between them both very small under load and idle.
If i had to pick it would be the Antec 920, seems to have smaller issures with the pump and then it also got some nice software thumb.gif
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I went for the 920 instead of a corsair product, have to say I am very pleased with it. I managed to get it fitted onto the back 120 fan space on the Asus Z77 board without too much bother. Temps are reasonable clocked at 4.5 on a 2500k. Stays around the 60 mark under stress.
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Out of the h80,h100,920 which one will be quieter. Am thinking of overclocking to 4ghz or max 4.5hz for every day use

The pumps are pumps, pick good fans and that's what will determine the noise.

I have an H100 in legion, but you think I can hear the pump over the 17 120mms? Psht. biggrin.gif
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Anybody rocking the Recon LCD?

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Anybody rocking the Recon LCD? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Recon.jpg

in my main rig ya, its really nice.
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Anybody rocking the Recon LCD?

Yup. thumb.gif

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@Zero383 that looks really sexy smile.gif
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The pumps are pumps, pick good fans and that's what will determine the noise.
I have an H100 in legion, but you think I can hear the pump over the 17 120mms? Psht. biggrin.gif

Lol. Am going for a red and black theme. But can't find any good red 120 fan for rad and case. It's either i go for scythe gentle typhoon 1850 rpm or noctua nf-f12 for rad and not sure if corsair air series sp120 quiet edition high static pressure is better then the other two. I want it to be quite as possible the fans i mean. And i really like the h80,h100 square cpu block then the 920
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