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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post
Why did no one else say no to that sound card? You don't need it. Your motherboard has sound ports.
Because onboard sounds terrible.
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post #52 of 147
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Im tellin ya! Drop the sound card onboard sound is good enough really unless you have some reallly nice speakers and replace the 900 with a 1200, you will be MUCH happier with it.
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Yea I'd have to agree. I have the sound card and its not much of an improvement over onboard audio. Its definitely not a need.
Thank you.
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post #53 of 147
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Im tellin ya! Drop the sound card onboard sound is good enough really unless you have some reallly nice speakers and replace the 900 with a 1200, you will be MUCH happier with it.
i agree with drop the sound card, but dont agree with 900 to 1200. The 900 has sufficient cooling and is expensive enough, no point in going to 1200 IMO
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post #54 of 147
Where's the new cart?

And as for sound card, you can consider dropping it if you don't have good enough audio equipment (at least a 2.1 system as good as the Z-2300, or headphones as good as ATH-A500).
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however the g.skills are ****e if ur thinking of overclocking them past 1066mhz...you got no chance they dont even post at 1068mhz
So the default is 1066mhz , but they wont post at 1068mhz ? Surely g.skills, safety margin is not that tight.
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post #56 of 147
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Because onboard sounds terrible.
onboard is only as crap as your speakers...if you have decent speakers and a decent mobo you can expect fairly decent sound. Theres no need to spend another $100 on a sound card when that money could be used to further a cpu or GPU spend.
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post #57 of 147
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Because onboard sounds terrible.
Marin? What are you talking about. That card is horrible and that mobo's sound is fine.
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post #58 of 147
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So the default is 1066mhz , but they wont post at 1068mhz ? Surely g.skills, safety margin is not that tight.
yeah i know hard to believe ey? these sticks are jus factory clocked 800mhz sticks, and they have to be manually set volt to 2.1v to post at 1066mhz, as they struggle on my mobo's auto setting of 1.9v. in fact tell a lie, they do post at 1068mhz, but anything over that and my pc just bsods...
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post #59 of 147
Are you guys kidding.. The difference between onboard and the sound card is night and day. I couldn't live without mine.
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post #60 of 147
mlb07uk: not trying to bash but a dedicated sound card would help off load sound playback off the processor. if he wants it then he can have it but i would wate and maybe git one down the road.

EDIT: any sound card beets real tech audio
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