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Which sound card is better? The "SupremeAudio" that came with my P5N32-E, or a Creative SB "Live" 5.1?
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my moneys on the soundblaster
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Hmm...toughy there. It's usually dedicated sound wins over integrated, but that is a rather old soundcard in relation to the Supreme FX.
 
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post #4 of 12
Probably the SB Live 5.1 (especially if the "SupremeAudio" is PCIe).
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Hmm...toughy there. It's usually dedicated sound wins over integrated, but that is a rather old soundcard in relation to the Supreme FX.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Probably the SB Live 5.1 (especially if the "SupremeAudio" is PCIe).
They are both addon cards.

Why's it matter if it's PCI-E?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
They are both addon cards.

Why's it matter if it's PCI-E?
PCIe sound cards don't sound as good. You want to stick with PCI sound cards because PCIe sound cards have more sound "artifacts".
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post #8 of 12
The card that comes with the motherboard, I think is 7.1 sound. So that would be better depending on your speakers. But I must say, Creative creates really good sound cards and you do notice a difference from integrated.
    
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by ninjinsamax3 View Post
The card that comes with the motherboard, I think is 7.1 sound. So that would be better depending on your speakers. But I must say, Creative creates really good sound cards and you do notice a difference from integrated.
It's NOT integrated guys! It's a free PCI-E card that came with it!
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post #10 of 12
It's about the same level because it came with the motherboard. As you can see, ASUS does not have any on-board sound, so it comes with that.

I vote for the Creative though. Since it made a difference to me, or maybe because it was the speakers? But I needed my sound card to perform par with the speakers anyways.
    
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