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How bad is it? I'm going SLi and that only leaves me with one free PCI-E 16x slot and one PCI slot. Now I have a PCI wireless card and Sound Blaster Audigy SE (PCI) and I can only keep one and the wifi card won, because its what gets me online So until I buy a new sound card, I'll be stuck with onboard, but I want to know how it compares to my Audigy SE. I'm not expecting it to be amazing but is at least near my SE in terms of quality? Thanks

Oh btw, if you care, I'll eventually get an Asus Xonar D2X
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post #2 of 18
get an abit PCIe 1X wifi card and a sound card. http://www.google.com/products/catal...85422987437709. then get a sound card.
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
get an abit PCIe 1X wifi card and a sound card. http://www.google.com/products/catal...85422987437709. then get a sound card.
I just spent over $300 on the board & other accessories for it alone, I can't afford anything for a while lol. Even then, buying a sound card is more important than a wifi card to me.
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post #4 of 18
its not as good. the audigy se is better, but the onboard is still OK, its alot better than the AC97
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Please don't buy a PCI-E sound card as they are bad up to this point. It would however be better than onboard. The best way to go is get any XFI-based PCI sound card that is not the XtremeAudio.
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i have 2 8800s a sound card and a wifi card in my 780i. works great.
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post #7 of 18
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Please don't buy a PCI-E sound card as they are bad up to this point. It would however be better than onboard. The best way to go is get any XFI-based PCI sound card that is not the XtremeAudio.
the Asus Xonar is miles better than any X-fi IMO, its drivers are miles ahead of Creatives and the sound quality is better too
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post #8 of 18
get a USB wireless adapter, instead, and put your PCI sound card back in
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I could also use my Supreme FX II, since unlike the first Supreme FX, it actually uses a PCI-E slot and some some borked backwards PCI-E 1x slot. Is that any closer to the quality of the SE than the onboard is?
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Quote:
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I could also use my Supreme FX II, since unlike the first Supreme FX, it actually uses a PCI-E slot and some some borked backwards PCI-E 1x slot. Is that any closer to the quality of the SE than the onboard is?
It won't work, trust me I have tried that.

Just do what Killa said, get a new Wifi card and use your sound card. The onboard sound is mediocre just like any other mobo's onboard sound.

And what's using one of your PCIe x16 slots? The 780i has two PCIe x16 slots and one PCIe x1 slot
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