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That would be the free PCI x1 sound card that game with my motherboard for any one who doesn't know.

So I've had it for a while but I don't often listen to music on my computer, I generaly listen while on the move but I'm sat here now with some music on at I'm very supprised at how good the audio quality is.

Its clear, theres no distortion and its just generaly very good qualitity all round.

I was actuly thinking of getting a new sound card for when I move out in September and hook some speakers up to my rig but I don't think I'll be bothering now.
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have you had an x-fi to compare it to? this could be good info for me.
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I haven't sorry the last sound card I had used an ISA socket.
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So you're comparing the SUPREMFX II to... nothing?

All onboard audio has improved since the ISA days.
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Seriously you should hear a modern day sound card! but If you are not that much into sound you can get away with the S FX for music,basic recording etc......Its still a "onboard solution" the main disadvantage of OB sound the "noise" is reduced by installing the chipset on a riser........
    
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ah, so the audio controller is still technically on the motherboard, and handled by the cpu. gotcha.
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So you're comparing the SUPREMFX II to... nothing?

All onboard audio has improved since the ISA days.
Well I have lots of profesional sound equipment available to me at uni (even if I shouldn't be using it) I just don't have sound cards at home. Usualy I listen to my music on the move since my parents hate my music so I've never thought to buy one.

The onboard on my Gigabyte DS4 was ok, this is better though.
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Seriously you should hear a modern day sound card! but If you are not that much into sound you can get away with the S FX for music,basic recording etc......Its still a "onboard solution" the main disadvantage of OB sound the "noise" is reduced by installing the chipset on a riser........
Its not perfect, but its still very good. Since I won't be able to afford top of the line speakers when I move away I don't think I'd notice the diffrence between this and a proper sound card unless I was useing my headphones. Even then the diffrence would still be minimal.
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post #10 of 11
What headphones do you have? If they were $10 at target, you probably wouldn't notice the difference really. If you have any decent ones though, the difference will be amazing between onboard and dedicated.
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