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Poll Results: Off-Board sound card worth it?

 
  • 88% (62)
    Yes
  • 11% (8)
    No
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post #1 of 38
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I know I didn't get a sound card with my new build. I just used the onboard stuff.
post #2 of 38
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
I know I didn't get a sound card with my new build. I just used the onboard stuff.
Depends on your speakers and how picky you are with sound quality if it's worth it.
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Yes, it gives you way better sound.
    
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post #4 of 38
Get a sound card, it improves frames, it makes your sound SO much better. Trust me, you will not go back to onboard after you use a good sound card. It doesn't even have to be a X-Fi.

A cheap Audigy 2 would do just fine.

I see so many people with C2D and 8 series cards with onboard, and I just slap myself in the face.
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post #5 of 38
I don't think it helps at all in most cases. I have not noticed ANY audio differance between my audigy and my current onboard sound, and also no performance differance either.
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post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Get a sound card, it improves frames, it makes your sound SO much better. Trust me, you will not go back to onboard after you use a good sound card. It doesn't even have to be a X-Fi.

A cheap Audigy 2 would do just fine.

I see so many people with C2D and 8 series cards with onboard, and I just slap myself in the face.
It only improves framerates if the CPU is being pushed to it's limit by the game.
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post #7 of 38
If you have good speakers/headphones and already have decent rig, get a sound card.
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post #8 of 38
I'll tell you one thing... Fruity Loops sounded so much better with my Live! card.
    
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post #9 of 38
Get a sound card, and you can listen to admin be like I am admin, hear me roar, in almost HD audio.
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post #10 of 38
YES!!!!

X-Fi + decent 5.1 = very very good sound.
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