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do soundcards really make a difference
    
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Yes.

Especially if you have good speakers or headphones.
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You won't notice much of a performance increase when it comes to frame rates, though the increase in audio quality is the main reason for a dedicated audio card in my opinion.
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i have a surround sound player how can i hook this up to my computer
    
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do soundcards really make a difference
a "good" soundcard does for sure....
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The quality of the sound produced by cards varies so much. Anybody can hear the difference between onboards and good soundcards, or at least if you have a decent set of speakers or headphones. And the higher up the ladder you go with speakers and headphones, the more difference you'll be able to hear with better soundcards.
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i have a surround sound player how can i hook this up to my computer
You simply connect the cables based on their colours to the audio outputs on the back of your motherboard. It would help if you told us what surrond sound speakers you have though.
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the speakers dont use cables it uses wires and it dont have like colors its just wires
    
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Dont expect a difference playing mp3s. I could not tell the difference between onboard and X-Fi. In certain games it is better but in css I noticed no difference too. I would only get one if you play games like bf2 and the like with good audio.
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the speakers dont use cables it uses wires and it dont have like colors its just wires
It will still connect with the red and white to your receiver.
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