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so for a creative quality on-board with "good" over-clocking capabilities the G1 Sniper 5 is the only option ?

i really wanna do away with the dedicated sound card because of spacing issues....

Looks like it, man. The Sniper 5 has great onboard audio, as good as it gets imho. And it should OC quite well. Looks like the best option.
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does that supreme fx come on a 4 way board ?

also specify it's model and price if available biggrin.gif
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so for a creative quality on-board with "good" over-clocking capabilities the G1 Sniper 5 is the only option ?

i really wanna do away with the dedicated sound card because of spacing issues....

Core 3D is mediocre at best.
On my systems I cant tell the difference between an ALC898 and it.
And Supreme FX is a Realtek 898 with Creative Software if memory serves.

If you want truly good sound, you need a sound card.
Thats just how it is.
The most you will get from onboard is mediocre.
Doesnt matter what the branding is.
But for most uses an 898 is plenty good.

And if you can drop $400 on a motherboard to get these features, x79 is within your budget.
A 3820 and an Asus P9X79 WS = Less than what you are looking at right now(assuming you are getting an i7).
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Core 3D is mediocre at best.
On my systems I cant tell the difference between an ALC898 and it.
And Supreme FX is a Realtek 898 with Creative Software if memory serves.

If you want truly good sound, you need a sound card.
Thats just how it is.
The most you will get from onboard is mediocre.
Doesnt matter what the branding is.
But for most uses an 898 is plenty good.

And if you can drop $400 on a motherboard to get these features, x79 is within your budget.
A 3820 and an Asus P9X79 WS = Less than what you are looking at right now(assuming you are getting an i7).

x79 is kind of an old hat now, don't you think ?
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x79 is kind of an old hat now, don't you think ?

I dont.

But it all depends what you are doing with it.
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The Gigabyte Z87X-OC not have a PLX chip, just 4x PCI-E. But Z87X-OC FORCE, yes, this have a PLX, and Sniper 5, and Maximus VI Extreme
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Remove audio requirements from your search. No Audiophile likes on board sound. All of the onboard audio in the boards suggested is servicable, but none of it is audiophile approved smile.gif
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I would recommend a good sound card as well, but if you do not have great headphones/speakers you might not even realize much of a difference anyway. Personally, all my audio is digital outs over HDMI or S/PDIF that run to an external receiver. So do not even need a great sound card as the receiver is doing all the work. Also, the receiver frees up an expansion slot and provides far better amps to headphones/speakers. wink.gif
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Remove audio requirements from your search. No Audiophile likes on board sound. All of the onboard audio in the boards suggested is servicable, but none of it is audiophile approved smile.gif

Agreed, on-board is not audiophile level sound quality, but it's still good enough to get by on for most.
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Remove audio requirements from your search. No Audiophile likes on board sound. All of the onboard audio in the boards suggested is servicable, but none of it is audiophile approved smile.gif
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I would recommend a good sound card as well, but if you do not have great headphones/speakers you might not even realize much of a difference anyway. Personally, all my audio is digital outs over HDMI or S/PDIF that run to an external receiver. So do not even need a great sound card as the receiver is doing all the work. Also, the receiver frees up an expansion slot and provides far better amps to headphones/speakers. wink.gif
Agreed, on-board is not audiophile level sound quality, but it's still good enough to get by on for most.

well at least i'm hoping for something that is as good as the X-FI Titanium that i'm rocking now.....
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MSI XPower http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-xpower

Atleast it has the ALC1150 and a amp so guess it's the best right now.
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