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Just installed a sound card, first time not using on-board audio in about 12 years.....

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Sound Blaster Zx arrived today, and I just installed it.

Why didn't I do this earlier? I absolutely forgot how much better a good sound card is over on-board, even with these crappy Razer Chatchacookalookawhateverthey are headphones. I can't wait for my Mr. Speaker Mad Dogs get here.....

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I use the Asus Xonar DX and it is great. Many people will tell you an audio card is not worth it but I disagree. For real headphones I would use a dac/amp obviously. However the DX works great for my AD700 + modmic
    
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