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Im thinking of buying a Sound Blaster Live 24-bit sound card just to get rid of the crappy onboard audio i was wondering how much better will this sound card will sound and will my comp get any performance gain in games?

LINK: http://www.creative.com/products/pro...ct=10315&nav=2
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Originally Posted by overclockeraus
Im thinking of buying a Sound Blaster Live 24-bit sound card just to get rid of the crappy onboard audio i was wondering how much better will this sound card will sound and will my comp get any performance gain in games?

LINK: http://www.creative.com/products/pro...ct=10315&nav=2
Almost any add-in card is better than onboard audio. The card will free up some cpu usage and you'll see slightly better frame rates. You might want to give Ebay a look. For about 20 dollars more you could pick up an Audigy 2zs. I got mine slightly used for about 40 dollars. It makes a world of difference and the sound is incredible. I noticed about a 8% gain in more intensive games like FEAR and AOE3. The upgrade is worth it IMO.
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i can get it for 35$ AUS, but ill give ebay a check on a better card for a decent price and another thing do sound cards suck up much power?
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get the audigy 2 value card... it makes the live look like crap
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post #5 of 9
I would get the Audigy 2 atleast mate ..its much more worth it.
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The live 24bit is an excellent card, I used to have one, and as it says on the box it is an ideal upgrade to basic motherboard audio, I would sell you mine but you are is australia

Why tell someone to get something they cant afford or find, let them get what they see good
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who da heck said he couldnt find or afford the audigy 2. the card has been out a long time and i am sure they are selling it in australia.
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post #8 of 9
mate i have this card and like a lot had no problems and sounds good to me
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live sounds good, no question abou that, its just that for only 20 bucks more, audigy 2 sounds SO MUCH NICER!
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